Virginia Green Blog

Sharpening Mower Blades

The mild temperatures and moderate rainfall makes tall fescue thrive during the spring. We aerate and seed during the fall to repair any areas and help with soil compaction to provide better pore space allowing your lawn to breathe more. Come spring in our climate, tall fescue is in its second growing season for new […]

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Buster’s Buddies

Calling all pet lovers! It’s time for our annual Buster’s Buddies campaign! Every Spring/Summer, we look forward to seeing your pets spending time outdoors (or indoors) enjoying themselves. It’s now time to show them off. As many of you know, pets are a big part of our Virginia Green family. With this in mind, we […]

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Do You Suffer from Allergies?

An early taste of spring this year was unwelcome news to those that suffer from seasonal allergies as pollen counts increased earlier and impacts may be felt for a longer period this season.  The warmer winter could alter the timing of the peak of allergy season, triggering symptoms for allergy sufferers sooner than normal. According […]

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Easter Is Right Around The Corner

Daffodils and tulips have begun poking their heads through the ground, cherry blossoms are in full bloom, temperatures are warming up and of course, your Virginia Green lawn is looking fabulous! This can only mean one thing – Easter is just around the corner! Did you know that 120 million pounds of Easter candy is […]

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The Benefits of Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs

Tree and shrub fertilization can stimulate growth and maintain vigor. Most soils not disturbed by construction have plenty of nutrients to help with plant growth. The factors causing most tree and shrub problems are not nutritional but heavy clay soils, poor drainage, and incorrect planting. Since most urban environments have been disturbed by construction, and […]

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Cold Weather Injury

Cold weather is one of the most prevalent causes of plant injury that is seen yearly. It’s one of the most under diagnosed issues as typically the damage is not seen until spring when the event that caused it is long gone. Wilting leaves and a thinning canopy may be seen in a bountiful spring, […]

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Don’t Forget About Your Mower!

Prepping your mower for enduring a long mowing season is one of the most important tasks that homeowner who values a nice Virginia Green lawn can do. There are a few key items that I like to focus on when getting my mower prepped for spring. I will always change out the spark plug. This […]

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Prevention Is Key – Pre-Emergent Weed Control

You’re getting ready to head out on a summer time cross country tour to see your great aunt Sue in your 1992 Ford Explorer named Sue that’s, no doubt been with you since your freshman year in college, and what’s the one thing you always do before you embark on that 3,000 mile round tripper? […]

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Scale Insect and Horticultural Oil

One of the pesky overwintering pests is the scale insect.  It usually overwinters as an egg or in the adult form.  The winter months are a good time to control this pest, when the plants are dormant.  They can be found on many types of plants like “Manhattan” euonymus, cherry trees, burning bushes, and privet. […]

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Why Is Lime Important For Virginia Lawns?

Most lawn care chores have to be carried out during certain times of the year. Adding lime to the lawn is one of those chores that can be done at any time.  Liming is also one of the cheapest ways to improve soil conditions. Soils in Virginia are naturally very acidic.  Soil pH’s of 4.5 […]

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