Entries by Dan Craddock

Fall Lawn Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of misinformation floating around regarding how to take care of lawns during the cooler months. Here’s an article that hopefully clears up some of the confusion! This fall lawn advice could actually be making the problem worse! “You don’t have to mow your lawn in fall.” Plenty of people let their yard […]


4 Autumn Flowers That You’ll “Fall” in Love With

We all love pretty flowers, but the changing weather makes it difficult to grow certain species. Here’s a list of flower species that thrive in cooler weather! Fall Flowers to grow this Autumn: Chrysanthemums Often simply referred to as “mums”, these bold blooms will capture any passerby’s attention. Mums come in all shapes, sizes and […]


3 Ways To Enjoy Your Backyard This Fall

Considering these hard times, we all need a little relaxation and fun, and you can find it right in your backyard! Here are some activities we recommend for you and your family try out this coming Autumn! End-of-Summer Barbeque Keeping in mind the safety of your friends and family, a barbeque can be an excellent […]


Dethatching, Over-seeding, and Mulching

Learn a little summer to fall transitional lawn maintenance and the importance of hiring a professional. Welcome to VLS’s New Lawn Prep School. Class is in Session. Check out our previous blog for more info on pruning and deadheading! Video Transcript: Welcome back, everybody, to the VLS Inc. Blog. What we’re going to talk about […]


Pruning and Deadheading

Learn a little about deadheading, pruning, and the importance of hiring a professional. Welcome to VLS’s New Lawn Prep School. Class is in Session. Video Transcript: Hello there, My name is Brandi and I’m taking you on a field trip today to Hurkamp Park in Fredericksburg, Virginia. And today we’re going to be talking about […]

Summer Lovin’: Drought Hardy Gardening!

It may often feel like the only thing you can grow in the sweltering Virginia heat are cacti. However, there is a bevy of beautiful, ornamental trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials that you can grow here! Here is the master list of drought-friendly, heat tolerant plants to bring your summer garden to the next level: […]


UH OH! Repairing “Fun” Damage

It’s time for ALL the Summer Fun! BBQ’s, sparklers, cookouts…That also means there will be inflatable pools, slip n’ slides, sprinklers, and tons of extra foot traffic! There’s nothing worse than not only having an event hangover, but also looking out on your lawn the day after and seeing all the crushed grass, new muddy […]

For Dad: 4 Activities for Father’s Day

Your Dad is worth an out-of-the-box activity on his special day! We’ve put together a small, fun list with relevant links to get what you need for your favorite fellah. Show him a great time with this fun, short list! Movie Marathon on the Lawn: There’s nothing that says “I love you” like letting your […]