What You Need to Know About Caring for Your Central VA Lawn This Summer

While maintaining your lawn may feel like a chore, especially if you have a large property, it’ll become part of your summer habits if you incorporate regular upkeep.
The secret to a green, thick lawn with few weeds is in its maintenance. Healthy turfgrass will grow densely to crowd out weeds. However, it needs regular maintenance to get to that state. Here are 11 lawn care jobs that you need to do to keep your lawn looking its best and surviving another Virginia summer.

BCLS Landscape Services Prepares Your Commercial Property for the Spring Season

At BCLS Landscape Services, we take pride in maintaining Central VA’s commercial properties, from institutions, office and retail, to HOAs and multi-family properties.

We know that you want your property’s curb appeal to invite customers and others to your property. We manage all of your lawn care and landscape needs, so you don’t have to.

We regularly inspect your property to ensure all turf and plant life are healthy, and your irrigation system works at full capacity.

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.

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…

crape myrtle in bloom BCLS Landscape Services

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.

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.