Is a Spring Clean-Up for Your Property Really Necessary Every Spring?

It’s that time of the year again in Central Virginia when some days we think it’s spring time when the calendar actually reminds us its really still winter. Regardless of the ebb and flow of our local temperatures, spring will be here before you know it and that means your landscaper is probably on your property already working.

Nothing says spring like the sound of leaf blowers humming on your property, especially after a few warm sunny days…

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Crape Myrtles: How to Prune, not Murder…

Crape Myrtle Trees are summer bloomers, and only have blooms on their new growth. Once they break dormancy this new growth will rapidly emerge. It’s good to remove a few of the older branches to make way for the new growth. Also, it’s good to lightly prune Crape Myrtle trees in the late winter or early spring in order to keep them neatly shaped. However, most crape myrtles naturally grow into beautiful forms.

Autumn Pruning and Planting Tips - BCLS Landscape Services of Central Virginia

Its fall so its time for planting and pruning

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.

September 11, 2017…Remembering the Innocent…

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.