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Horticultural Oil

Why You Need Horticultural Oil for Your Trees and Shrubs

Posted on January 28, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements, Tree & Shrub Care One of the pesky overwintering pests is the scale insect. It usually overwinters as an egg or in the adult form. The winter months are a good time to control this pest, when the plants are dormant. They can be found on many types of plants like "Manhattan" euonymus, cherry trees, burning bushes, and privet. How do I get rid of this sap sucking pest? One of the best and safest ways to control it, is to use a Horticultural oil treatment. How does it work? A trained applicator treats the plant, especially at the areas where the scale overwinters. ...Read More

What do Virginia Green employees do during the winter?

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements WINTER TIME = TRAINING TIME We are often asked, "what do your employees do during the winter when you can’t treat lawns?" Virginia Green utilizes these cold weather days, when we are unable to treat lawns, as time to train both our new and existing employees. This training can take many forms. Our warehouse employees spend their cold days working on their skills for cleaning and rebuilding engines, pumps, and virtually anything and everything that keeps our fleet running, and gets them ready to hit the streets. While our warehouses are not the warmest places at any of our three locations, ...Read More

Snow on Your Trees and Shrubs

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements, Tree & Shrub Care After a heavy snowfall, have you ever thought about removing heavy snow from the branches of your trees and shrubs? There are two thoughts about this question. We will discuss both of them here. One thought is to leave the snow on the branches. This allows the snow to act as a natural insulator for the trees and shrubs. This can protect the frozen branches and roots from extreme temperatures. Even though the branches may be doubled over by heavy snow, it is thought that resiliency of most plants is amazing as they spring back once the snow has gone. ...Read More

Prepay Letters

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements A new year is here and we are in the midst of sending out prepay letters. Keep your eyes open for an email from us with ways to save money. If you do not have an email address on file, please call our office and add it to your account. Of course, if you don't have one, we will mail your prepay letter to you. You can also call our office to obtain prepay information and make payments by phone. Prepay letters are simply a way to save money. If you are not interested in the offer, simply disregard it. ...Read More
Virginia Living

Best of Virginia 2018

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Virginia Green in Newsletter Announcements Do you think Virginia Green is the best around? Virginia Living is holding their Best of Virginia competition for 2018 and we want you to vote for Virginia Green! All over Virginia, people are voting for their favorite shops, restaurants and services. Here is your opportunity to let us know what you think about Virginia Green. Take this quick survey and when you get to the "Best Landscaping Company" category, type in Virginia Green Lawn Care! Let the people know that we are the best in the state! Click here to start! Image from Virginia Living