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Fall Web Worm

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Virginia Green in Lawn Insects & Pests, Newsletter Announcements Native to North America, the fall web worm occurs throughout the United States and southern Canada. Its hosts include more than 100 species of deciduous forest, shade, and fruit trees, with preferences varying from region to region. Newly emerged larvae immediately begin to spin a silken web over foliage on the terminal portions of the branches. The larvae feed on the leaves within the webs. As the larvae grow, webs enlarge and enclose more foliage. Large portions of tree branches are commonly enclosed by such webs, and are most apparent from mid- to late-summer. Early stage larvae feed on the ...Read More

Watering Tips

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Newsletter Announcements For healthy Fescue and bluegrass turf, deep and infrequent watering maintains a healthy root system and reduces weed infestations. Applying 1 – 1.5 inches of water per week is often difficult to achieve in a single watering. Therefore, smaller amounts of water applied every other day, no more than 2-3 days a week, is recommended to allow water to soak into the soil without causing runoff. To measure the amount of water being applied, place several flat bottom pie plates or cans (tuna cans work well) around the lawn. These should all catch the same amount, indicating even watering coverage. ...Read More

The Success of Aeration and Seeding Depends on the Commitment to Water!

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Virginia Green in Lawn Care, Newsletter Announcements A nice fescue lawn has several important maintenance requirements. At the top of the list is aerating and seeding.   A proper aeration and seeding consists of aerating the lawn and then seeding the lawn twice using a premium, turf type tall fescue blend. Yet, the work does not end there. The Success of Aeration and Seeding Depends on the Commitment to Water! Watering consistently following aeration and seeding is the difference between success and failure. Here are some tips for proper watering: Start Watering Immediately Light Frequent Watering is best. Water to the point of light puddling two times per ...Read More

My tree is dropping leaves already, should I worry?

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Virginia Green in FAQ, Tree & Shrub Care I have noticed that quite a few trees appear to be dropping their leaves early this year.  We have a maple tree in our yard that has dropped almost half its leaves while another maple next to it looks fine.  If you have trees that are shedding their leaves early, you may be wondering what is causing the problem and will it harm the tree? Some trees are just not suited to our hot summers.  Trees like ornamental cherries will, typically, drop their leaves during the summer due to heat.  If you go to the mountains, these same trees will ...Read More

August 2016 Lawn of the Month Winners

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Virginia Green in Lawn of the Month, Newsletter Announcements As always, we are extremely pleased to announce our Lawn of the Month winners! The first winning property for August belongs to the Fuccella family. This is their second year with Virginia Green. With their submission, they wrote: "The Estate Program gave us a beautiful, hot, humid, August lawn." This family made sure to sign up for Aeration & Overseeding service to keep this lawn green! Looking good! Our next winning property belongs to the Steggall Family of Henrico. This beautiful lawn has been with Virginia Green for three years now. They are currently on our Estate Program. With their ...Read More