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?Details
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.Details
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.Details
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 solutionDetails
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…Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details