Virginia Green Blog

Do you suffer from allergies?

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements An early taste of spring this year was unwelcome news to those that suffer from seasonal allergies as pollen counts increased earlier and impacts may be felt for a longer period of time this season.  The warmer winter could alter the timing of the peak of allergy season, triggering symptoms for allergy sufferers sooner than normal. According to meteorologists, the warm air that arrived in late February provided early growing opportunities for plants, which is causing the pollen season to be about 10-20 days ahead of normal in some areas. Tree pollen peaks in the spring and, along with grass pollen in the ...Read More

Easter Is Right Around The Corner

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Virginia Green in Holiday Ideas, Newsletter Announcements Daffodils and tulips have begun poking their heads through the ground, cherry blossoms are in full bloom, temperatures are warming up and of course, your Virginia Green lawn is looking fabulous! This can only mean one thing – Easter is just around the corner! Did you know that 120 million pounds of Easter candy are purchased annually? Over 90 million chocolate bunnies are made each year and over 16 billion jelly beans. What’s that? You’ve got a belly ache? Slow down! Seventy six percent of Americans say chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first! This is serious folks, what’s your ...Read More

Pruning Boxwoods

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements, Tree & Shrub Care Boxwoods have been used in American landscapes since colonial times.  They are found in a lot of the older neighborhoods of Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg and are being found in some of the newer ones. Boxwoods are beautiful shrubs which add texture and form to the landscape.  Often used as a hedge, they can form a good screen against unsightly views.  Like most shrubs, Boxwoods need a cleaning out of dead or crossed branches that can restrict healthy growth. Our technicians often get asked by clients questions about pruning their trees and shrubs such as boxwoods.  They can be pruned ...Read More
Tree & Shrub

The Benefits of Fertilizing Trees & Shrubs

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements, Tree & Shrub Care Small trees and shrubs are fertilized to stimulate growth and maintain vigor. Most soils not disturbed by construction have plenty of nutrients to help with plant growth. The factors causing most tree and shrub problems are not nutritional but heavy clay soils, poor drainage and incorrect planting. Since most urban environments have been disturbed by construction, and the natural cycling of nutrients is disrupted by leaf removal, there is a need to add nutrients back to the soil for tree and shrub use. The best time to add nutrients back into the soil is when the trees and shrubs are ...Read More

Getting your mower ready for the spring season

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Newsletter Announcements Can you believe it is already time for some lawns to be mowed? To ensure that you have a successful and headache free mowing season, spring preventative maintenance of your lawn mower is the single most important aspect of your preparation. Preventative maintenance of your mower is very easy and will help to insure that your mower performs headache free this mowing season. There are 4 very easy tasks that every homeowner can and SHOULD preform before cranking up their mower in the spring.  Preferably, these tasks are taken care of in the winter before we even think about mowing ...Read More

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