As climate change wreaks havoc on spring weather, be prepared to protect your tender spring plants. While April showers bring May flowers, the sudden overnight frosts and relentless downpours could kill your plants well before May 1st. How Cold Weather Affects Plants in a Garden or Landscape Property managers and homeowners need to worry about overnight frosts, spring snows,…
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…
Did you know that late winter through early spring are the two best times for pruning your deciduous trees, such as maples, oaks, elms, and crabapples?
Indeed, your arborist can see the entire tree canopy in order to make the best cuts that respects the tree’s form and removes the branches that could cause disease or property damage.
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.
Our landscape management services take us to a lot of commercial properties around our area and we always get the same question from our clients when it starts to get colder, “How do I protect my plantings at home?”. whether it is a late fall chill or early spring freeze, a little frost can be deadly to many plants. Tender seedlings, newly planted flowers, shrubs and trees and even established plants in areas that are not used to cold are at risk when the temperatures dip. Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take when a cold front approaches to be sure your plants stay toasty warm.
Mulch installation is one of the best things you can do for your garden. This consist of placing a protective barrier (mulch) around your plants and over your bare soil. This protective barrier can be made up of a variety of decomposing organic materials, including bark or wood chips (from various tree species) and pine needles on some southern states or non-decomposing, non-organic materials such as black plastic, landscaping fabric, recycled tires, pebbles, and river rock.