It’s March Madness for Spring Blossoms in Richmond, VA: Whose Going to Win the Blossoming Contest in Central Virginia?
Who do you think will win this game of blossoming florals on your commercial landscape? While there’s no actual reward for guessing the fastest bloomer, there’s an awakening of spring as your commercial property displays its wonders.
This blog post will excite you with the latest spring blooms as well as remind you that it’s time to
- Clean up your property’s flowerbeds
- Prune crape myrtles
- Add fresh mulch to your beds and landscape
- Apply the first round of lawn fertilizer to your turf.
Who Is Going to Win in the Central Virginia Flower Race?
While the competition for the blossoming race is our take on March Madness, we want you to share in the joy of spring’s reawakening.
Also, if you’re in the market for adding new plants, trees, and shrubs to your landscape, it’s good to know the timing of blossoms, so something is always blooming on your commercial property.
For about seven weeks, between March and April, you and your clients are treated to a continuing frenzy of different color florals and trees leafing out to provide shade on your campus.
In Richmond, Virginia, the Maymont Foundation provides a calendar called, What’s Blooming. If you’re curious about what’s blooming in late March through April, here’s the shortlist:
- During the last two weeks of March, you can expect the following trees, shrubs, and other plants flowering: maple, elm, star magnolia, cornelian-cherry, mahonia, forsythia, sweet-breath-of-spring, crocus, jonquil, periwinkle, pansy, and a variety of wildflowers.
- From the last week of March through the first week in April, these plants will flower: boxwood, camellia, cherry, candytuft, crabapple, daffodils, dogwood, flowering quince, pear and redbud trees, tulips, and wisteria.
- During the second and third week of April, some flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials will blossom, including azalea, barberry, lilacs, silver bell, and periwinkle.
- And the last two weeks of April will see these flowers continuing to show off their natural beauty: azalea, cherry, candytuft, dogwood, pansy, periwinkle, and wisteria.
If you want to continue the March Madness of seasonal color into the fall, book us at BCLS Landscape Services. We create beds and landscapes with continuous color from now until the end of the season.
We’ll plant summer bulbs, including a variety of lilies and dahlias. We’ll also plant annuals and perennials, such as these annuals: marigolds, petunias, begonias, impatiens, and salvia that will brighten up your office park or institution.
BCLS Landscape Services Start Their Seasonal Cleanups
If you have a contract with BCLS Landscape Services, you can expect us to be working on the following:
- We’ll clean up your flowerbeds and landscaped areas: Our teams will rake out debris, leaves, stones, and other trash from your flowerbeds. We’ll pull weeds and turn over mulch. And we’ll plant pansies to brighten up your beds.
- We’ll prune your crape myrtles: Springtime is the best time for trimming crape myrtles. We’ll trim crossing branches, outgrowth, suckers growing out of the ground, and any dead or diseased limbs. We’ll restore your crape myrtles to their natural beauty.
- We’ll add fresh mulch to your beds and other landscaped areas: Fresh mulch helps suppress weeds, keeps moisture in the soil longer, and protects roots from frost heave. Also, a new application of mulch freshens up your entire landscape.
- We’ll put down the first fertilizer application on your turf: It’s time to start the turfgrass fertilizer program in March and April. Our team will put down fertilizer to help green up your lawn and keep it thick throughout the entire season.
At BCLS Landscape Services, we provide commercial landscape management services for
- Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs)
- Multi-family units
- Office campuses
- Retail properties
- Institutional properties
- Industrial properties.
Our commercial landscape management services include
- Aeration and overseeding
- Irrigation services
- Leaf removal
- Mulch installation
- Plantings and seasonal color
- Snow and ice removal
- Spring property preparation
- Tree and shrub care
- Tree and shrub pruning
- Turfgrass management.
Make your appointment today by calling us at (804) 752-0052 or filling out our contact form. We look forward to working with you on all of your commercial landscape management needs.
BCLS Landscape Services provides property care to residential and commercial properties throughout Richmond and Central Virginia.
AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu, How Do You Prune a Crape Myrtle?