What You Need to Know About Tree and Shrub Pruning in Late Winter

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.

What’s Trending in Landscape Design for 2021

Are you tired of being cooped up and away from family and friends? Then, there’s good news for you. Spring will return, and you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor living areas and gardens again. Hopefully, you’ll be able to host larger gatherings thanks to the new vaccines.
As you turn the calendar from 2020 to 2021, you can start dreaming about how you want to enhance your backyard living areas. After the winter holidays, call your local landscape designer to make your dreams a reality.

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.

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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.