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02.21.2024

Message from Gil: 2024 Is off to a Great Start

So far, 2024’s winter weather has been cooperative despite excessive rain. The good news is all the products our Virginia Green service leaders apply need to be watered into the soil, so this eliminates a step for our homeowners. We have been outside working when we can, with Virginia Green Service Leaders pulling soil samples, sending these to Waypoint Labs in Memphis, and getting the results back to our customers much faster than in previous years.

01.18.2024

Protecting Your Garden from Cold Weather

Cold weather can be a silent enemy to your garden, often causing unseen damage to plants, trees, and shrubs. Many gardeners overlook this issue, only to find signs of harm in the spring. Wilting leaves and a sparse canopy might surprise you in an otherwise lush season, and you may notice defoliation weeks after a brief cold spell. The root cause? Water management within the plant.

12.15.2023

What Happens to Your Lawn in Winter?

In Virginia, grasses go dormant and have a tan appearance in the winter. Shorter days and colder temperatures typically slow down grass growth and turn the lawn a tan/brown color. This will occur with all grass types, including Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass.

Is lawn dormancy normal?

Lawn dormancy is normal, and we should expect our lawns to be off-color in the winter. By properly preparing our lawns now, we can expect outstanding color and growth in the spring.