Would you like to add a landscape enhancement to your Richmond, VA property in time for summer? In case you didn’t know, a landscape enhancement includes anything hardscape (such as a patio) or softscape (such as annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees) that add value to your home. Right now, it’s a seller’s market if you’re thinking about selling your…
Each year, plant producers come out with new plant varieties that make them easier to grow, more resistant to disease, and more drought-tolerant.
And this benefits you, as a home gardener, because you save money and time.
Experience the calming effects of a Zen garden right in your backyard. A Zen garden can help you unwind from a busy day at work and take away the stress and uncertainty caused by COVID-19.
Well, if you are not tired of all the rain, I can guarantee you that most, if not all, landscapers are. In general, we started the year off in Central Virginia with a lot of rain. Then as it usually does in these parts, we go from warm to hot. Excessive heat in July and August, wet weather, excess weed growth, and turf that had never stopped growing have made what is hard, sometimes even harder.
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.
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.