Virginia Green Blog

Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner

Valentine’s day is celebrated on February 14th. It has become, in our culture, a day on which we show affection to others. This affection is commonly shown through the giving of chocolates (often in a red heart-shaped box), and/or flowers. Did you know that the color of each rose has a special meaning? Read below […]

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Winter Annuals In Virginia

One would think that during the winter in Virginia, lawns should be weed free and slow to grow. While slow growing is certainly a probability, certain weeds enjoy the colder temperatures and will seem to be persistent throughout the harshness of our winter. It may seem like some weeds are indestructible but we assure you […]

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Deer Damage of Trees and Shrubs

Deer are one of nature’s creatures that roam through most of our neighborhoods.  They may or may not damage your trees and shrubs.  Some damage is not well seen, while others are very noticeable.  The best way to protect against deer damage is to protect your plants from the damage.  We will mention three ways […]

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We Love Rewarding Our Customers!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to simply utter words but to reward our customers and “pay” them back.  Referrals help us grow and assure us that our customers are pleased with our services.  THAT is the most rewarding part for us! For every customer, you […]

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Why You Need Horticultural Oil for Your Trees and Shrubs

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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What do Virginia Green employees do during the winter?

WINTER TIME = TRAINING TIME We are often asked, “what do your employees do during the winter when you can’t treat lawns?” Virginia Green utilizes these cold weather days, when we are unable to treat lawns, as time to train both our new and existing employees. This training can take many forms. Our warehouse employees spend […]

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Snow on Your Trees and Shrubs

After a heavy snowfall, have you ever thought about removing heavy snow from the branches of your trees and shrubs? There are two thoughts about this question. We will discuss both of them here. One thought is to leave the snow on the branches. This allows the snow to act as a natural insulator for […]

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Prepay Letters

A new year is here and we are in the midst of sending out prepay letters. Keep your eyes open for an email from us with ways to save money. If you do not have an email address on file, please call our office and add it to your account. Of course, if you don’t […]

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Best of Virginia 2018

Do you think Virginia Green is the best around? Virginia Living is holding their Best of Virginia competition for 2018 and we want you to vote for Virginia Green! All over Virginia, people are voting for their favorite shops, restaurants and services. Here is your opportunity to let us know what you think about Virginia Green. Take […]

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Where Do the insects Go for the Winter?

Insects have various ways to survive the winter.  Migration is one way insects escape the cold temperatures.  The Monarch butterfly is one insect that moves from cooler climates to warmer ones, but others migrate northward from southern states.  These insects are mostly crop pests. Hibernation is a way adult insect survive the cold weather. Lady bird […]

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