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Do You Need Landscaping Bids for Your HOA or Office Park? Here’s How to Write an Effective RFP

You need a team of people to create the best RFP document for your community or retail space. For example, an HOA board will work together with input from members for putting together an RFP
Member residents know first-hand what they need from their landscaping company that mows and fertilizes their lawns and creates outdoor spaces that stay within the community’s bylaws.
Here are 10 steps that you and your HOA, POA, or other property board must include in your RFP.

10 Reasons Why Your Commercial Landscape Company Uses Propane Lawn Mowers

As temperatures climb higher and other dangers of climate change start to occur, it’s essential to hire a central VA lawn maintenance company that values sustainability.
At BCLS Landscape Services, we pride ourselves in caring for the environment with our propane lawn mowers and battery-operated, hand-held landscape equipment.
How does this benefit you, our commercial customer?
By marrying what’s best for the customer and what’s best for the environment, our propane lawn mowers have a lower carbon footprint and save you money at the same time.

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.

Fall Lawn and Landscape Cleanup Services For Commercial Property

Do you feel the crispness in the air? That signals the beginning of autumn, and if you’re a realtor, HOA, or property manager, that means it’s time for your commercial property’s fall clean up. Our long-term clients know that we’re on top of the seasons and needs of their commercial property. If you’re looking to partner with a landscape service to meet your needs and seamlessly go through one season into the other, then you need us.

Cause and Effect: What This Wet Weather Has Done to Your Landscape and Fall Seeding Preparation.

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.

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…

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.

How Does Overwatering Kill Plants?

The biggest problem with recognizing plants are suffering from overwatering is the confusion brought on by the symptoms they display. The trouble is that when plants are stressed in this way they normally show identical symptoms to those that have been stressed through under-watering,