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Boxwood Blight

There is a new boxwood issue on the horizon and will likely reach Central Virginia sometime in the future.  It is known as boxwood blight (not to be confused with boxwood decline), and is a known horticultural disease in Europe. While it has arrived in the United States, we are not aware of its presence yet in Charlottesville or Albemarle County.  With sound...

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Outstanding Achievement Awarded by Peers

In March, J.W. Townsend Landscapes received an award from their peers for outstanding achievement in 2013. Our industry peers are an important part of our success as we share business insights and cutting edge methods and practices. We continually strive to bring our customers the best in products, services and satisfaction and receiving this award from our peers...

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Picky, Picky. Custom Plant Selections.

Our custom plant selection criteria gets it right the first time. When possible, our plant buyer travels to the appropriate nurseries and hand-selects plants for each job.  This is especially important when it comes to trees, whose quality is quite variable.  The shape, structure, vigor and aesthetic of each tree must be carefully scrutinized before it is selected....

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Container Gardening

Its spring again and after a long, cold winter, many people are craving some color for their gardens.  The best and quickest way to 'scratch that itch' is with container gardens.  They can be seasonally planted with annuals or perennials, small shrubs and dwarf trees and then augmented with seasonal annuls. Containers can be large with specimen plants or small with...

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Flowers in Unexpected Places

Though most people think of April and May as the showiest times of the year for spring flowers, March can be a very exciting time for plants.  Many trees and shrubs that appear to be still sleeping off the winter are rapidly preparing for the upcoming thaw, and more than a few of them are already in flower!  Red maple (Acer rubrum) is one of our favorite native trees...

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A Time for Everything – A Time to Plant

While the weather can be unpredictable, March is ideal for planting many deciduous and evergreen trees.  You'll still want to wait until late April and early May before planting most perennials and summer annuals. By getting a jump on the approaching warm weather, you will put less stress on your plants before they flush out with their new buds and leaves. ...

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