Category Archives: Weeds

We are now scheduling our Poa Control

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. It is the most common weed found in Charlottesville lawns. It can be found in lawns and flowerbeds. The light green leaves are short and blunt at the tips. When ..Read More »

Weed Control During Aeration & Seeding

Aeration and Overseeding is essential in the fall to keep a healthy lawn of tall fescue. Ideally, you would have a weed free lawn before you aeration and overseed but sometimes weeds still get through. Not to Worry Yet if you have some weeds, it is okay. Do not worry about weed control during aeration ..Read More »

Are you seeing Poa Annua in Your Lawn?

What is Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) Poa annua is a widespread low-growing, tufted winter annual grass that germinates in fall and reproduces by seed. It is a common grassy weed in Richmond, Williamsburg and Charlottesville lawns and is also found in flowerbeds. The light green leaves are short and blunt at the tips. Often found ..Read More »

No Hay!

Spring is right around the corner and you may have plans to convert mulched areas to grass or maybe even just spot seed some bare areas.  Lots of people make the mistake of seeding these areas and then dropping hay over them. Contrary to popular belief, this is not recommended. Hay is fresh cuttings of ..Read More »

Pre-emerge Early to Beat Summer Weeds

Pre-emergent for lawns and beds prevents future annual grasses and broadleaf weeds from germinating during the growing season. These products work best when applied in advance, so the timing of the application is important. In Virginia, generally the best time to apply these products is in February and early March. Don’t wait for the Forsythia ..Read More »

The Nightmare Lawn

As an employee of Virginia Green and a new home owner of a cute renovated home in the Lakeside Community in Richmond, I am very excited about getting my lawn aerated and seeded this Fall!  I know for a fact that our service works!  When I purchased my home, the lawn was covered with straw.  ..Read More »

Weed Control During Aeration and Seeding in Newport News VA

Do you ever wonder how to control weeds during the late summer or early fall aeration and seeding of Tall Fescue in Newport News? The best control is having a healthy lawn that is weed free going into an aeration and seeding. Not to Worry Yet if you have some weeds, it is okay. Do ..Read More »

How to Prevent Weeds from Growing in Your Mulch Bed

No one likes to pull weeds time after time throughout each season. While some weeds will inevitably germinate and need to be sprayed or pulled, a few simple things can be done to prevent how many have to be dealt with during each year. Different strategies should be exercised depending on the situation. When Creating ..Read More »

How Do I Manage Sedge Weeds in My Flower Beds

Sedge can be a nuisance in the lawn, but can be equally if not more frustrating when populating your flower beds. It is very unsightly when your carefully planted annual and perennials are invaded by this tall grass like weed. What is Sedge? Yellow nutsedge is a perennial plant that resembles grass in our lawns ..Read More »

The Best Way to Renovate Your Lawn

Starting over! Should I renovate? Have you ever thought about starting over with a new lawn? You look around the neighborhood and see impeccable yards. You look down at your own lawn and see unwanted clumps of grasses, Bermuda (wire grass) in your Fescue lawn, or the back lawn which was seeded by the builder is ..Read More »

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