For most of us, Thanksgiving means time with family, great food, and a chance to reflect on what we’re thankful for from the past year. When I look back on this year, I can’t help but be thankful for some amazing blessings. Among them…
It’s inevitable! Winter, that is. Regardless of whether or not you look forward to this time of year, this is when instincts and traditions take over our lives. We feel the urge to drain, wrap, cover and close up anything that needs to survive the next few months. We assess the condition of our snow equipment and the pile of ice melt bags we have left over from last year.
On any residential home landscape improvements can make a tremendous difference in the look, usefulness and value of your home. Planning your landscaping needs usually involves either a simple sketch, a partial site drawing, or sometimes what is known as a master plan. To understand the different type of design services available let me explain a little about each one.
To counteract the effects that compaction, insufficient water, heat, and age have on the health of turf and commercial lawns, BCLS Landscape recommends core aeration, a process performed in early fall, followed by overseeding – broadcasting new grass seed throughout the turf with a spreader – and fertilization.
You may think spring is the best time to plant and update your Central Virginia landscape. However, with the lower temperatures during the fall, fall time is actually perfect for planting an array of trees, shrubs and groundcovers and even pruning some trees and shrubs. In the fall, cooler weather will put less stress on the plants during installation, thus allowing them to better acclimate to the new surroundings.
The changing seasons produce unique weather-related conditions that can create hazards for patrons, employees and the public. BCLS, LLC Snow & Ice Management has developed the following suggested procedures to help mitigate the risk of a winter weather slip, trip or fall injury on your premises.
Always striving to improve ourselves…. it’s that simple. That is the mission of BCLS Landscape Services.
As the 16th year anniversary of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks is upon us, we must never forget those who perished or sacrificed their lives for others.
I personally hope in some way that in our 21st century where everything is expected yesterday, and it seems that many of our attention spans are often less than the length of a 30-minute sitcom or the length of a random thought on a tweet that we continue to remember the meaning of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
While many of us have been watching the residents of Texas trying to recover from Hurricane Harvey, all eyes are now set in the Atlantic for Hurricane Irma. Weather forecasters are predicting a possible direct hit on the South Florida Coast and then a possible right turn up the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.
As our landscapes begin the summer wind down and as the days grow colder and the nights get longer, autumn and fall is one of the best times of the year to plant new things and to work in the garden.