When Should I Plant My Spring Garden in Central Virginia?

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.

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Paver Patio Basics for Richmond Homeowners…

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

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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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BCLS Landscape Services is ICPI Certified

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.

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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.

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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.

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