Virginia Green Blog

The Best Time To Seed Your Lawn

Even if you do your best to take care of your lawn during the summer, high temperatures can cause damage to your grass. This is even truer if you experience any droughts, or if your lawn consists of Fescue grass, which tends to struggle with Virginia’s weather conditions. You may end up with patches of […]

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A Good Summer Lawn Tip for Parents!

Summer is here and one of the first things parents do is pull out the plastic kiddie pools and fill them up.  This is a staple of summer family recreation.  All of that watery fun comes with an unsightly side effect.  Dead grass!  After just a few days of leaving the pool on your grass, […]

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What is Canker Disease?

How can I tell if my trees have canker disease? There are different signs you can look for when canker disease is present. They are pretty easy to recognize if you know what you are looking for. The very first thing you look for is oozing, or sap flow from the diseased limbs themselves. Pretty […]

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Heat Stress

The heat is on and my lawn is showing it – yours probably is too. Here in Central Virginia, we live in a transition zone, which means it gets really cold in the winter and extremely hot in the summer, which can (and usually does) equate to stressed turf. Although we can’t really do anything […]

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Root Rot

Root rot is a disease found in plants growing in wet soils.  As the name says, the roots rot.   It is usually a result of overwatering which can lead to fungus attacking the roots, lack of oxygen in the soil, or a combination of both.  Since the fungus spreads throughout the soil, often the easiest […]

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Make Sure You Don’t Cut Too Short!

Mower height is essential when it comes to keeping a healthy lawn. If you have a fescue lawn, your lawn should be cut at 3 to 4 inches all year long.  For Bermuda and Zoysia lawns, 1 to 2 inches.  If you have a landscaper that maintains your lawn for you, make sure you tell […]

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What are spider mites?

Spider mites are often thought of as insects, but they are not. They have eight legs instead of six, thus they are more closely related to spiders than insects. There is typically three life stages to spider mite: eggs, immatures that look like adults but are smaller and adults. There several types of spider mites, […]

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Bagworms

The Bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, often gets mixed up with the fall webworm. Their life cycles cross paths during the summer months. They not only differ in their appearance, but they differ in the type of silken structure that they produce. The bagworm caterpillar is dark brown and forms a cocoon-like bag that hangs from the […]

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Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, is a widespread and destructive pest of turf and ornamental plants in the United States. It is also a pest of some fruit trees, gardens, and has a total host range of more than 300 plant species. Adult Japanese beetles feed on foliage, flowers, and fruits. Leaves are typically […]

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What To Do With Grass Clippings?

Mowing the lawn is an important and time consuming part of proper lawn maintenance.  Eventually the question always comes up – what should I do with the clippings? Virginia Green would like to help you reduce the amount of time spent mowing and improve the quality of the lawn. To solve both of these issues […]

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