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Fall is a great time to mulch!

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Newsletter Announcements 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 help 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 drainage and soil structure. Not to mention fresh new mulch looks good! The depth of your mulch should depend on its size. Larger mulch allows more air and light penetration, so mulch such as bark nuggets or pine straw can be laid up to 4 ...Read More
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What’s the best grass seed for my lawn?

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Newsletter Announcements A great lawn begins with selecting the best turf type tall fescue variety and establishing it from seed or sod. Selecting the best type of seed for fall core aeration and over seeding is a simple process if you understand several factors. National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, Inc. and the United States Department of Agriculture collectively with the various Land Grant Universities across the US evaluate grass seed for commercial use. Grass is grown and evaluated at over forty sites in the US and six providences in Canada and collectively the researchers poll the data ...Read More
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Top 5 Reasons to Be Happy it Rained after your Lawn Care Application in Richmond

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care 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 lawn treatment is applied and it doesn’t rain for two days, then it pours rain, it is the same as if it had rained immediately after the application. The lawn will do just fine. 2. Liquid products are 100% effective if they have a chance ...Read More

The Boxelder Bug

Posted on October 9, 2017 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Lawn Insects & Pests, Newsletter Announcements 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 Minnesota Extension. What type of pests would I find in autumn in my landscape? There might be some pests still around from the summer months like aphids, lacebugs, scales, and mites. There also might be cooler weather pests such as boxelder bugs, adelgids, fall webworms, ...Read More

Don’t Stop Watering

Posted on October 9, 2017 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Newsletter Announcements Time to stop watering? NO IT IS NOT! 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 itself for the winter to come. Fertility and water are essential to this process. We at Virginia Green have your fertility covered, but watering is up to you and mother nature. If you have recently aerated and seeded, light frequent watering twice per day to ...Read More

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