Prepare Your Lawn for a Spectacular Summer

After a productive spring for local lawns, June has arrived bringing hot summer weather along with much drier conditions. A lack of regular rainfall and more humidity can be hard on Tall Fescue lawns. Fescue is a drought tolerant grass, but try to water your lawn if possible 2-3 times a week, supplying 1.5 to 2 inches of water. Also, lawn diseases development increases dramatically this time of year with higher humidity, although the following steps can help alleviate some emerging issues:


Lawn of the Month Winners - 2024 May

May was a beautiful month and the Lawns of the Month for last month are too! We had over 20 submissions for May Lawn of the Month and it was hard to pick the best!

Shaw Family – Herndon, VA

First, we have the Shaw Family in Herndon, VA. Their lawn was nominated by their Service Leader, and they weren't wrong with their nomination! We're so excited to see lawns looking this beautiful. 


What is Fireblight Disease?

Fireblight is a destructive, highly infectious, widespread disease caused by the bacterium (Erwinia amylovora.) It is found on apples, pears and other members of the rose family which includes trees and shrubs in orchards, nurseries and landscape plantings. It is very difficult to control. Virginia Green recommends the cultural practices below.


Combat Lawn Disease with Our Estate Lawn Care Program

With temperatures rising earlier than usual this year, lawn diseases are making an unexpected early appearance. These diseases thrive in hot, humid, and moist conditions, particularly during nights when temperatures stay in the low-to-mid 70s. Two common culprits, brown patch (Rhizoctonia) and dollar spot (Clarireedia), are especially active under these conditions.


Lawn of the Month Winners - 2024 April

It wouldn’t be spring if we didn’t announce our April Lawn of the Month winners. With over 110 submissions this month, it was one of the hardest decisions to choose winners as every single home and lawn submitted blew our minds with beauty! Remember, each month is another opportunity to submit your home as a potential winner and to show off its beauty. A $75 credit towards a future application doesn’t hurt either .


Message from Gil: Seeing Local Lawns Spring to Life

Seeing Local Lawns Spring to Life

There is nothing quite like the sights, sounds and smells of spring, from the beautiful flowers in bloom, honeysuckle hanging in the trees and the smell of fresh cut grass on beautiful tall fescue lawns. Maybe we are a little biased at Virginia Green, but this is certainly our favorite season of the year. This season has gotten off to a great start and ample rain, sunshine and warm days have produced gorgeous lawns and landscapes.


Heat Stress

The heat is on and my lawn is showing it – yours probably is too. Here in Central Virginia, we live in a transition zone, which means it gets really cold in the winter and extremely hot in the summer, which can (and usually does) equate to stressed turf. Although we can’t really do anything about Virginia weather, there are some steps we can take to help our grass handle the heat.

The three tips below should help your lawn survive the hot weather.


Lawn of the Month Winners - 2024 March

We are thrilled to announce our March Lawn of the Month winners as the weather has begun to warm up. With over 80 submissions this month, it was a tough decision because all the lawns look remarkable! If you weren’t chosen, next month is another opportunity to show off your beautiful lawn and we can’t wait to see how your lawns will progress. Remember, each month is a new chance to win $75 towards a future application.