After Labor Day is a great time to plant many things. The risk of heat stress is reduced and, because evaporation is generally less of a problem, watering is easier. Also, in the fall most plants are not putting much energy into growth of branches, stems, flowers, or foliage; thus, their energy can be applied to establishing roots.
While we have not had an actual Hurricane in Richmond or Central Virginia for some time, the first threat for the season, Florence, is making her journey towards the East Coast of the United States with possible impact on Virginia. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Saturday in anticipation of the potential impact of Tropical Storm Florence, which the National Weather Service expected to become a “dangerous major hurricane.”
It still early to know a lot of the dynamics, oscillations and circulations in both the atmosphere and the ocean. But we do feel there will be bouts of cold weather and also some pretty decent cold spells in our future. Winter lovers this is for you. The countdown is on.
Here in Central Virginia we all know that it’s a challenge to care for annuals, perennials and other flowers and plants during the hot summer months! With over 10” of rain this past May and now such oppressive heat in late June and the first week of July, keep your plants healthy and lush is certainly a challenge.
So, you just made the biggest purchase of your life. You’ve moved into a new home, you have unpacked and your new home is starting to have the comforts of ‘Home’. You know have some time to somewhat relax. Stepping outside to survey your new property, you get that feeling of uneasy again. So many ideas, but where to start?
The front of your house is the first thing people see driving by or visiting. How do you create an appealing front landscape that reflects your style and personality? The basic principles for creating curb appeal are order, unity, and balance.
First, let’s think about creating order.
With spring in the air in Central VA, your green thumb might be ready to start working in the dirt. But it may not be a good idea to start digging without a plan. Just because flowers and vegetable plants are available at nurseries doesn’t mean you can plant them all at any time. In addition, some plants require certain preparations so they can thrive when it comes time to put them in the soil.
Patio season means lots of questions about patios and their installation. Typical paver patios are structures composed of layers of different materials, which are most commonly constructed on the ground, so people can walk or entertain on them safely and comfortably. So if you are thinking that you need to do something with that muddy backyard or are looking to have an outdoor entertaining area at the bottom off the backyard steps or driveway, a paver patio might be the right solution
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…
BCLS Landscape Services is now ICPI certified! TEAM members Carlos Salinas and Jimmy Dinsmore joined with our partner SIte-One, to attend an ICPI class in November, earning their certifications This means we can give our clients that extra layer of know how about how to take care of their new patios, walkways, driveways etc. Just another way TEAM BCLS is making sure we are Richmond’s best Landscape and Hardscape company.