Virginia Green Blog

What is Root Rot?

Root rot is a condition found in both indoor and outdoor plants with poor drainage. As the name states, the  roots of the plant rot . Usually, this is a result of overwatering.  The excess water makes it very difficult for the roots to get the air that they need causing them to decay. To avoid root rot […]

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Things To Do On Your Lawn

Most everyone loves to be outdoors and enjoy their lawn. But, did you know there are countless things to do on your lawn? There are things to do from mowing to playing, to just relaxing on your lawn. Here we are going to talk about a few things you can do to enjoy your lawn. […]

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How Do I Manage Sedge in My Flower Beds?

Sedge can be a nuisance in the lawn, but can be equally if not more frustrating when populating your flower beds. It is very unsightly when your carefully planted annual and perennials are invaded by this tall grass like weed. What is Sedge? Yellow nutsedge is a perennial plant that resembles grass in our lawns […]

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It’s Been Wet but Dries Out Quickly!

Oh, what happened to those cooler days of April or those more reasonable seasonal days of May? Some folks are probably wishing for those lazy, crazy days of summer. What did we get? We got hot, humid, sultry, sticky, icky dog days of June, that’s what we got. What can we do to hydrate ourselves? […]

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Have You Noticed Your Arborvitaes Turning Brown?

Have you noticed your arborvitaes turning brown? Do you see pine cone-like objects hanging on the branches and they appear to be moving? After closer observation, do you notice a dark brown to black caterpillar sticking its head out? What is this caterpillar? This is no ordinary caterpillar. It is a native bagworm moth larvae. […]

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Lawn Disease and Our Estate Program

It’s that time of the year where temperatures outside are rising and lawn diseases need to be prevented.  Disease is prevalent during moist/humid, hot weather. Brown patch, also known as Rhizoctonia and Sclerotinia (“dollar spot”) are most active when grass remains wet and temperatures reach low to mid 70s overnight. If your lawn gets dark and […]

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Boxwood Leaf Miner

Are you worried about your boxwoods because there appears to be something mining the inside of the leaves? What you see are most likely boxwood leafminers, which can be a major pest of boxwoods.  Leafminers don’t have picks and shovels to mine the leaves of boxwoods, but they do eat away the inside of the […]

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The Pain of Wild Violets

Killing and Removing Wild Violets Controlling wild violets in the lawn is one of the most difficult tasks for homeowners. Wild violets are perennials (return every year) that can take over a lawn in a few seasons if left untreated.  They are usually first noticed in late spring/early summer. Virginia Green treats for wild violets, […]

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The Tent Caterpillars Are Out!

Our Tree and Shrub Manager states that we are seeing signs of the Eastern Tent Caterpillar active in our area, not to be confused with bagworms or webworms. They build “tent” like nest in the crotches of the trees where they feed. These caterpillars are leaf chewers, and while they can defoliate a tree when […]

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Take Your Lawn to Work!

We are proud to offer our customers top quality lawn care services.  A great lawn isn’t only for your home.  Are you a business owner looking to keep your property appearing it’s best at all times?  Do you want your property to reflect the quality and personality of your business?  Our goal is to make […]

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