Tis’ the Season…For Awards

jesus awardI want to congratulate our team for winning a Belgard Award at the Annual Convention this past week. We completed a big landscaping project for a very lovely family. I showcased the before and after video in a recent blog post. The Murden Before and After slide show.

Jesus is our Master Stone Mason. He worked exceptionally hard on this project as it was a very large project and had a massive hardscape project. It created the perfect outdoor living area.

Below you will find a few more photos that were shot at this job that showcase the Belgard work. Congratulations Roanoke Landscape & Team!!

 

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Cozy by the fire pit.

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Outdoor Living Area

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Lafitt Belgard Pavers and Tandem Retaining Wall

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Before Back Patio

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(After) Back Patio Retaining Wall

 

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Guide to Picking the Right Crape Myrtle

logo1Below Mark, our head horticulturist, has given a helpful guide to picking the right Crape Myrtle. This is a very important detail you should not overlook. This is a very helpful handout from the US National Arboretum.

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You can even print this nice poster. The time is now to start planning and picking your Crape Myrtles and other things. IMG_1029

Planning for change? Call Roanoke Landscapes today to help you plan your 2016 garden!  Let’s talk about your goals! Do you want to attract birds? Butterflies? Do you want lower maintenance? Are you wanting to incorporate vegetables in your garden? We can talk about Deer Resistant plants, how to improve your curb appeal, we can work within your budget. Call us today and let’s plan for success together! 540-992-4845

 

 

 

Horticulturist Tips For February

markMark Burton is our head horticulturist here at Roanoke Landscapes. We talk often about landscaping issues that will be coming up and what to prepare for. This is tips for February from Mark.

Pruning:

Prune Liriope back to 2″, all ornamental grasses, Butterfly Bush, Abelia, Winged Euonymus, and many broadleaf evergreens (like Boxwoods and Japanese Hollies).

Crape Myrtles need selective pruning. DO NOT MURDER YOUR MYRTLES!!

Below you will find a video that shows you how to properly prune rather than murder your Crape Myrtles.

DO NOT prune spring flowering plants such as: Azaleas, Forsythia, Spirea, Lilacs, Quince, and Rhododendron. If you prune these you will be cutting off the new flower buds.

If some of these same flowering plants bloomed this fall with our unusually warm winter months of November and December, they will probably not bloom again this spring.

Have your lawn mower serviced NOW!!

Deadhead your Pansies and fertilize the with a good slow-release fertilizer like Plant-tone.

WHEN IN DOUBT CALL US HERE AT ROANOKE LANDSCAPES TO HANDLE ALL OF YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS LIKE PRUNING! 540-992-4845

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February Gardening

This week I will be focusing on posting a few videos and an article on what you can expect and what you should be doing or having your landscaper do in February in your garden and landscape.

Below I have found a lovely video series posted by English Gardening (EnglishGardenmag). Even though she is in England these maintenance tips can still be done right here in Virginia as well. Plus, she has a lovely accent!

Stay tuned for tips from our Head Horticulturist Mark Burton on what-to-do in February this week.

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