Beautiful Gardens Inc

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Beautiful Gardens Inc
Beautiful Gardens Inc is listed in the Landscape Contractors category in Alexandria, Virginia. Displayed below is the only current social network for Beautiful Gardens Inc which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Beautiful Gardens Inc on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 68.

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1200 Villamay Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22307
(703) 768-0768

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Weather has cooled. Time to enjoy garden tasks without getting hot and sweaty! Turf grass can be sowed, summer weeds treated and removed. This is also the best time to install new shrubs and trees since the weather has cooled. They won't need as much water as they will in the Spring, and if done in the next few weeks, they will have time to adjust to transplanting before the hard winter begins. If there is no time for that, sit down with paper and pencil and plan/sketch improvements to you landscape for next Spring. You will be a step ahead when that busy season starts next year.

Whew its hot, but the garden is at its peak now with mid-summer perennials such as phlox, daisies, hydrangea, and coneflowers in full bloom. Summer annuals are adding color also and will stay in bloom until frost. Weed control is a big challenge now. Get out early every morning while its still relatively cool to attack them - even if you can spend only 30-45 minutes, the progress you make will count up. If you didn't mulch this spring, now is the time to resolve to do that next season. Mulch will give you landscape not only a more finished, manicured look, but will help control weed growth and keep the soil cooler and more moist.

April is the best month to sow seed to establish a new lawn or refurbish bare spots. (In Zone 7 and warmer, seeding after April is discouraged because although grass will germinate, it quickly expires in the heat of summer.) The areas to be seeded must be prepared - the top of the soil slightly roughed with a rake and free of existing weeds, stones and other debris. After seeding, it is critical to water new seed twice a day so that the top 1" of soil remains moist. This watering must to done until your lawn has been mowed 1 or 2 times. Also, you will need to mulch your sown seed to help retain that moisture. Mulch should be spread evenly over the seeded area to about 1/4" deep. Do not leave clumps, which will suffocate new seed. What mulch to use? The most common and economical is wheat, barley or oat straw. Never use hay - its has lots of weed seeds that will be deposited in your new lawn. Other options are manufactured lawn mulch. These are biodegradable and usually contain lawn fertilizer. They come in different forms for different applications - seed mats work great to prevent erosion and there are pelletized mulch and fertilizer combos. For more information, talk to your local hardware stores and get info from the on-line sites of lawn care products manufacturers.

We are all concerned about the Zika virus, and are looking for answers and ways to minimize the risks. As gardeners, or anyone who enjoys being outdoors, we have a responsibility to do whatever we can to reduce the population of this blood-sucking insect. Here is an excellent article by the garden editor of WTOP radio in Washington, DC, Mike McGrath:http://wtop.com/garden-plot-living/2016/02/garden-plot-lets-talk-mosquito-prevention/ I hope you will find it as useful as I do. Now is the time to get out there and clean up the landscape!
The time to start curbing mosquitoes is now. Mike McGrath has tips from an entomologist, who even taught him something new.

Monday is February 1 which probably means at least one more month of hard winter. While waiting for Spring, which will be here before we know it, its time to get serious about planning for the outdoor living season. Jot down a wish list of projects you would like to accomplish, from the simple - planting more perennials, making a raised bed for tomatoes, to the more complicated - creating a new patio, outdoor kitchen, or decorative pond with waterfall. Consider budget; consider what could be done in stages. Consider what you could accomplish yourself, and what require more expertise, additional labor and time. Also consider design. Good design not only enhances beauty, but also can make the space more useable. Next time we will explore elements of good design and whether hiring a professional to help accomplish your goals makes sense.