Virginia Green Blog

Keep Off the Grass!

The Effect of Frost to Lawns The first frosts of the season have begun.   What does this mean for your grass? Luckily, grass can stand up against frost. Frost almost always thaws and evaporates later in the same morning that it forms. Frost upon blades of grass is harmless, but keep in mind frost is […]

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Storage of Your Lawn Care Equipment

Winter is almost here. That means putting the lawnmower and string trimmer and blowers and all other lawn maintenance equipment away. Here are a few tips to follow when you are storing your small engines for a few months. This is a tip that you can use throughout the year and during the winter months. […]

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Why Do the Leaves Change Colors in the Fall?

Fall is a great time of the year. With pumpkin and apple picking,  hayrides, football games, and even the changing color of the leaves.  But why do the leaves on trees and shrubs change color this time of year? Well, it has a lot to do with the changes in the length of daylight and […]

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Dormant Pruning of Deciduous Trees

A question people often ask us is, when should we prune our trees?  Pruning can be done almost any time of the year, but dormant pruning is typically done late fall till early spring.  It is best done when the leaves are off of deciduous plants and/or growth has slowed to a crawl. Deciduous means […]

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Fun Halloween Decoration Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner and there are many ways you can spruce up your lawn and bushes to get in the spirit! There are many decorations available on the market, but here are a few ideas that you can do on a budget. 1. Glowing Eyes What you need: Old toilet paper rolls, […]

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Fall is a Great Time to Mulch!

Many people replace or renew their mulch in the fall. This is a great time of year for mulching, here are a few reasons why: Mulching your beds helps to suppress weeds, keeps the soil warm in the winter, and conserves water. Mulching also helps to reduce stress on plants with shallow roots and improves […]

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5 Reasons to Be Happy it Rained after Your Lawn Care Application

1. Granular application products need to dissolve to work Granular fertilizers and granular lime products are broken down and pushed into the soil by rainfall and irrigation. Even heavy rainfall for prolonged periods will not wash away granules in turf. The small pellets are caught between grass blades, thatch and root mass. Remember, if your […]

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The Boxelder Bug

Wow, the hot and humid days of summer are over and so are the insect pests. Not true. There can be pests on your landscape plants throughout the year. They may not be in the life stage that is actively feeding on your plants, but the pest may still be there. Photo credit: University of […]

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Don’t Stop Watering

Fall is an important time to water! Fall is here and many of our customers have the same question. Is it ok to stop watering? NO! Now is the prime growing season for your fescue lawn. Your grass is working hard to repair itself from the stress and heat of the summer and to prepare […]

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The Importance of Leaf Removal

Have you ever wondered why there is no grass on the ground in the forest? There seems to be just a bunch of dead and decaying leaves that creates a non-sustainable environment for grass. The same can happen to your lawn without regular leaf removal overtime. Below are the important reasons for removing leaves off […]

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