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.
Since I have the audacity to call this blog “great Landscapes” and to offer advice for creating such places, I think I’d better start out by defining what I mean by great. From my perspective, a great landscape possesses these three basic qualities:
The biggest problem with recognizing plants are suffering from overwatering is the confusion brought on by the symptoms they display. The trouble is that when plants are stressed in this way they normally show identical symptoms to those that have been stressed through under-watering,
We’ll if you live in Richmond Virginia you know what type of summers we have. Here are a few tips how to properly water your plants during the summer’s sweltering heat. First, remember plants are just like people.
Rosette is starting to strike in the Central Virginia area. We usually don’t see this until July but with the warm March we had it seems to be showing up early. If you have knock out roses in your landscape you must be on the lookout for the signs of this disease and treat them immediately to reduce the risk of spreading. Here are some suggested tips on how to manage this disease.
This Monday we will celebrate Memorial Day 2017, as Americans we often forget that Memorial Day is more than just BBQ’s, shopping and perhaps the opening of the pool… In traditional observance, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act adds the flying of the POW-MIA flag on all Federal and U.S. Military Installations on Memorial Day. The POW-MIA flag is to be half-staffed until noon along with the National flag.
Large plant materials and trees can be utilized to create a focal point in the garden. Bringing scale using well-sized materials brings an instant visual impact to the design.
BCLS Landscape Services, LLC a PrimeSites Landscape Group Company has announced today the launch of its newly designed website which provides visitors with information about the company’s landscape services offered to commercial and residential clients throughout Richmond and Central Virginia. The new website is a responsive design, optimized for viewing on any mobile device or…
It’s May, and time for some “after Winter, early Spring” maintenance and chores. After your Spring Blooming Azaleas are finished blooming, it’s now time to prune or shape them up, as well as feed with Holly Tone. Clear out any debris under the canopy, to deter future issues.