Virginia Green Blog

Lawn Diseases: Pythium Root Rot

The recent wet weather during the past couple of weeks followed by “August” in June weather has led to Pythium root rot from the Piedmont to the Coast on creeping bentgrass putting greens. This is not to be confused with Pythium root dysfunction (Pythium volutum). Pythium root rot has been the most diagnosed disease in […]

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Lawn Pests: Hunting Billbugs

Hunting billbugs are active in North Carolina and have begun feeding and laying eggs. Egg laying typically occurs from May – September and larvae hatch in 3-10 days. We would expect billbug larvae to be present in mid-June through July. In North Carolina billbugs typically feed on bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, and seashore paspalum. Damage caused by […]

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Weed: Common Weed Lespedeza or Japanese Clover: Lespedeza striata

Weed Description: Prostrate, freely-branched summer annual with inconspicuous purplish flowers forming mats 15 to 18 inches in diameter. Found throughout the southeast. Roots: Taproot Leaves:Consist of 3 oblong leaflets (trifoliolate), 1/2 to 3/4 inch long and 1/3 to 1/2 as wide, obtuse at apex, narrowed at the base. Leaflets without hairs except for appressed hairs […]

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Beetlemania — White Grub Control in Lawns

It’s been well over 40 years since John, Paul, Ringo, and George swarmed over the United States in their version of “Beatle-mania”. However, homeowners still experience “beetle mania” almost every summer in the mid-Atlantic. If you’re having trouble with beetles (and/or grubs in your lawn and landscape) then mid-summer is the ideal time to treat. […]

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Lawn Pests: Japanese Beetles

INSECT ALERT: May 24th, 2010 JAPANESE BEETLE, Popillia japonica Newman, Scarabiidae, COLEOPTERA Japanese beetles are now beginning to emerge which means egg laying will start in early June. Effective applications of insecticides for white grubs began in late May and will continue through August. Despite the dry weather in April and early May, the beetles […]

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Tree and Shrub Program Promo Expires May 31st

Let Virginia Green Lawn Care add a beautiful frame to your picture perfect lawn. We can treat your trees and shrubs with the same professional loving care you have come to know and expect for your lawn. Sign up for our eight application Tree and Shrub program this month and receive one application at ½ […]

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