Virginia Green Blog

The Luck of a Four-Leaf Clover

The four-leaf clover has always been considered a symbol of good luck in the Irish culture. According to the legend, the leaves of a four-leaf clover represent hope, faith, love, and a fourth for good luck. A common belief during the Middle Ages was if someone carried a four-leaf clover, they would have the ability […]

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Pruning Boxwoods

Boxwoods are beautiful shrubs which can enhance and beautify your landscape. Often used as a hedge, they can form a screen against unsightly views. Like most shrubs, boxwoods need dead or crossed branches cleaned out and removed, as they can restrict healthy growth. Virginia Green recommends pruning around Saint Patrick’s Day, or later, to avoid cold-temperature […]

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Start Up Your Irrigation System

A large part of maintaining a healthy lawn is proper watering. Your lawn needs between 1 and 1 ½ inches of water each week from April through November. To ensure proper watering, many homeowners install irrigation systems. A properly installed and maintained irrigation system can greatly simplify proper watering and often results in not only […]

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What Happens to Your Lawn During the Winter

In Virginia, grasses go dormant in the winter. Shorter days and colder temperatures typically slow down grass growth and turn the lawn a tan/brown color. This will occur with all grass types, including Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass. In cold, windy areas, grass blades can also go dormant from a process call desiccation. The cold […]

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Winterize Your Irrigation System

Don’t Wait to Winterize Your Irrigation System! Now that the temperatures have dipped into wintertime, you should be planning to have your irrigation system winterized and shut down by scheduling a visit from a contractor. We do suggest that you schedule this appointment for late November, around Thanksgiving time. This will allow you to have […]

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What’s the Best Grass Seed for My Lawn?

A great lawn begins with great seed. Selecting the best type of grass seed for fall aeration and seeding requires understanding several factors. Virginia Green provides a propriety seed blend that complies with the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program and the United States Department of Agriculture. Our grass seed is grown and evaluated at over 40 […]

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How to Remove Moss

Moss can become prevalent in Virginia’s lawns during times of wet weather. Moss are non-vascular plants typically found in moist, shaded areas with poor airflow. Lacking seeds and flowers, they reproduce via spores. The weed control applications contained in Virginia Green’s programs will not help eradicate moss. How do I get rid of moss? Change […]

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How to Prevent Weeds from Growing in Your Mulch Bed

Nobody likes to pull weeds. While some weeds will inevitably germinate and need to be sprayed or pulled, a few simple things can be done to prevent these issues. Preventing Weeds When Creating a New Bed One way to prevent weeds when creating a new bed is to use landscape fabric. Once trees, plants, and/or […]

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What Does Aeration and Seeding Do?

Every summer, Tall Fescue grass lawns struggle with Virginia’s high humidity, shade, increasing temperatures, along with varying wet and dry conditions. Tall Fescue grass does not have the ability to regenerate and must be reseeded to establish new growth. With patience and proper care, we can transform any lawn! This home was first treated in […]

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Twospotted Spider Mites

This plant pest attacks a broad variety of plants including; annual and perennial flowers, many deciduous shrubs, and some trees such as maple redbud and Tuliptree. The Twospotted spider mite is not an insect, but rather a mite, which is similar to a spider. These mites are about the size of a period on a […]

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