Bradford Pear or Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ is a cultivar of the Callery pear that is widely used in landscape residential developments, parking lots, and roadsides. While the Bradford Pear has great ornamental qualities the safety hazards outweigh the showy white flowers in the spring and red to orange-red fall color. (1) Read more »
Chapel Valley Landscape was the recipient of five national awards at the Excellence in Landscape Awards Program held in Gaithersburg, MD in November 2011. The awards were presented by LCA, the Landscape Contractors Association, a community of landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, grounds departments, educational institutions, and suppliers banded together in a supportive environment in Maryland, Virginia, and DC. Read more »
Chapel Valley Landscape was the recipient of three national awards at the Green Industry Conference in Louisville, Kentucky held in October 2011. The awards were presented by PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, an international association comprised of lawn care professionals, exterior maintenance contractors, installation/design/build professionals, and interiors landscapers. Founded in 1968, Chapel Valley has received over 250 national and regional awards for commercial and residential design, installation, and maintenance projects. Read more »
Chapel Valley hosted a soccer game last Saturday between our Virginia and Maryland branches. The game was filled with excitement with Maryland taking an early 2-0 lead. As the game continued Virginia fought hard to tie the game at 5-5. When the clock wound down the game was still tied we moved into penalty kicks for the win. Maryland was able to get the ball past the goalie and win the game with a final score of 6-5. Read more »
To reiterate the company’s slogan “Safety First”, the week of October 17th-21st has been designated as our annual “Chapel Valley Safety Week”. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere of greater safety awareness and make sure that safety is everyone’s first priority. We are taking a ‘back to the basics’ approach and the goal is to continue to educate and reinforce all our safety practices,” said James Reeve, President, and CEO. Read more »
When working with a Landscape Company or Landscape Architect to develop a master plan for your commercial space you may want to discuss the option of a water feature. Water features make the landscape more inviting and their sound and beauty create a calming and serene effect. Read more »
Pruning is important for plant health. It removes dead and diseased branches, crossing branches, allows you to maintain the desired size of the plant, and promotes and increases flowering.
There are general rules that you should follow when you prune your landscape plants. Summer flowering shrubs should be pruned before new growth in the spring, typically in early spring or late winter, and spring flowering shrubs should be pruned after flowering. Read more »
Chapel Valley Landscape recently received two National Awards at the Green Industry Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The awards were present by PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, an international association serving lawn care professionals, exterior maintenance contractors, installation/design/build professionals, and interiorscapers.
Since our founding in 1968 Chapel Valley has received over 250 Awards for our work with design, installation, and maintenance. Read more »