Category Archives: Seasonal Work

Soft Landing

It’s winter and that means tree work on the Dulles Toll Road.  Here’s some video of a tree safely felled near Hunter Mill Road

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Time to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

If you have not yet turned off your sprinkler system,  you should do that now.  Plants and turf are heading into dormancy and don’t need supplemental watering the way they did during the long hot summer of 2012.  Especially with … Continue reading

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Turf Renovation: The Clock is Ticking

With rain in the forecast for tomorrow, today would be a great day to aerate and over-seed your lawn.  But don’t worry if you can’t get to it today.  If we get significant rain tomorrow, the ground will be softer … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer ( by Jay Frye, Blake Landscapes President)

We all have different ways of dealing with the weather in our region this time of year.  Some of us vacation with family and friends, relax in the pool and some of us stay inside and catch up on our favorite reruns on television.  So … Continue reading

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Plan Fall Lawn and Landscape Projects Now

The end of this long hot summer is in site, and the fall landscaping season is just around the corner.  Fall is the best time to plant many trees and shrubs and is the most critical time of year for … Continue reading

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Some Tips to Help Your Lawn and Landscape Beat the Heat

It’s hot!  These last couple days have been rough for working outside and hard on most turf grass and plants here in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. region.  It’s supposed to cool off a little over the weekend, but mini-heatwaves like … Continue reading

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Check Out Our Summer Gardening Tips in Reflections Magazine

Blake Landscapes is proud to announce that our article on “Summer Gardening Tips” was published in this quarter’s edition of the River Creek HOA’s magazine Reflections.  The article has some interesting information on how to take care of your lawn and landscape … Continue reading

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Plant Annuals Now to Keep Your Landscape Vibrant All Summer

Summer’s almost here, and, if you haven’t put in your summer flowers, the next couple weeks will be a great time to do it.  Everything is green and beautiful right now, but, with the first stretch of real hot weather … Continue reading

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Weekend Work: Mulching the Dulles Toll Road

Weekend work is never much fun, but it comes with the territory in the landscaping business at this time of year.  We had crews on a number of sites this past Saturday.  One of them was the Dulles Toll Road, … Continue reading

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Getting Underway

The sun is shining, and today marks the official start of the 2012 landscape season.  With the mild winter, we actually got a head start and have been doing spring work for the last few weeks.  We’re working with a … Continue reading

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