Category Archives: Lawn Care

Start Up Your Irrigation System

A large part of maintaining a healthy lawn is proper watering. Your lawn needs between 1 and 1 ½ inches of water each week from April through November. To ensure proper watering, many homeowners install irrigation systems. A properly installed and maintained irrigation system can greatly simplify proper watering and often results in not only ..Read More »

Why Is Lime Important For Virginia Lawns?

Most lawn care chores have to be carried out during certain times of the year. Adding lime to the lawn is one of those chores that can be done at any time.  Liming is also one of the cheapest ways to improve soil conditions. Soils in Virginia are naturally very acidic.  Soil pH’s of 4.5 to ..Read More »

Twospotted Spider Mites

This plant pest attacks a broad variety of plants, including annual and perennial flowers, many deciduous shrubs and some trees such as maple redbud and tuliptree. The twospotted spider mite is not an insect, but rather a mite, which is similar to a spider. These mites are about the size of a period on a ..Read More »

What is Root Rot?

Root rot is a condition found in both indoor and outdoor plants with poor drainage. As the name states, the  roots of the plant rot . Usually, this is a result of overwatering.  The excess water makes it very difficult for the roots to get the air that they need causing them to decay. To avoid root rot ..Read More »

How Do I Manage Sedge 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 »

May 2018 Lawn of the Month Winners

Competition is really heating up with our Lawn of the Month submissions! We want to thank everyone who submitted a photo. If your lawn was not chosen this month, please try again next month! First on the list we have Heiry family in Henrico. They have been with Virginia Green for 8 years now and ..Read More »

It’s Been Wet but Dries Out Quickly!

Oh what happened to those cooler days of April or those more reasonable seasonal days of May? Some folks are probably wishing for those lazy crazy days of summer. What did we get? We got hot, humid, sultry, sticky, icky dog days of June, that’s what we got. What can we do to hydrate ourselves? ..Read More »

Have you noticed your arborvitaes turning brown?

Have you noticed your arborvitaes turning brown? Do you see pine cone like objects hanging on the branches and they appear to be moving? After closer observation, do you notice a dark brown to black caterpillar sticking its head out? What is this caterpillar? This is no ordinary caterpillar. It is a native bagworm moth ..Read More »

Lawn Disease and Our Estate Program

It’s that time of year where the temperatures outside are rising and lawn disease needs to be prevented.  Disease is prevalent during moist/humid, hot weather.  Brown patch, also known as rhizoctonia blight, is most active when grass remains wet and temperatures reach 80 to 90 degrees. If your lawn gets dark, water-soaked looking grass turning ..Read More »

The Pain of Wild Violets

Killing and Removing Wild Violets Controlling wild violets in the lawn is one of the most difficult tasks for homeowners. Wild violets are perennials (return every year) that can take over a lawn in a few seasons if left untreated.  They are usually first noticed in late spring/early summer. Virginia Green treats for wild violets, ..Read More »