Virginia Green Blog

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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Fall Insect Pests

Now that autumn is here, there are still some insect pests that are out there seeking to attack your landscape plants. Some are pests lingering from the summer and others come out in the cooler fall temperatures. What are some of these pests? There are lace bugs, which attack azaleas, pieris japonicas, pyracanthas and cotoneasters. […]

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A Short Guide to Cost Effective Lawn Care

Updated 09/21/2017 A lush, bright green lawn is one of those things that can really make a homeowner proud. Few people want to buy property that doesn’t have a lawn of some sort. It’s one of the reasons that so many real estate agents tell sellers to clean up their yard as a way to […]

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Tips for Watering After Aeration and Seeding

A beautiful Tall Fescue lawn has several important maintenance requirements. At the top of the list is aerating and seeding. This consists of double-core aeration of the lawn to allow nutrients, water, and oxygen to penetrate deep into the soil. Then seeding the lawn twice with a premium, turf type Tall Fescue blend. Yet the […]

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A Great Time for Planting

Fall is for planting. The cooler months provide an optimum time for adding plants to your landscape. There are several benefits to fall planting. With an increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures, less watering is needed. As shoot growth slows, plants require less water because the days are cooler and shorter, and the rate of […]

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Is Poa Annua in my lawn?

What is Annual bluegrass (Poa Annua)? Poa Annua is a widespread, low-growing, tufted winter annual grass which germinates in the fall and reproduces by seed in the spring. Poa Annua is a prolific seed-producer. It develops seed heads in early-to-mid spring, and a large population can be unsightly in a lawn with an unsightly white […]

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Seed for Sale!

A great lawn begins with great seed and choosing the right seed is important to your lawn’s success. For customers who wish to tackle aeration and seeding on their own, Virginia Green is selling our own proprietary seed blend. Our quality seed comes directly from our suppliers in Oregon which is 100% weed free and […]

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Labor Day

For many, Labor Day is the ultimate long weekend, the end of summer and the beginning of cooler weather. Labor Day is a dedication to the achievements of workers and the contributions they have made to the prosperity of the country. Here are four interesting facts about the history of the holiday: In 1882, before […]

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Win Free Aeration & Seeding This Fall

Summer is in full swing! If you are anything like us, you are spending your days & nights enjoying your yard. Keep your lawn looking great with FREE Aeration & Seeding this Fall. Follow the 5 steps below for your chance to win: Post a picture or video to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram of how […]

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Fall Webworm

It is mid to late summer, and I’m seeing thick webbing in some of my trees and shrubs. What is causing the thick webbing near the end of the branches? Is it bagworms, or tent caterpillars or some type of spider? No, it’s most likely fall webworms. The first generation starts in May, which is […]

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