Dwarf Crape Myrtle
An interesting tree that is in bloom now is the crape myrtle. Known for their unusual smooth bark and bright panicle flowers, This tree comes in many colors and is also avaliable in shrub form. The crape myrtle cultivar called ˜Pocomoke” is a dwarf variety that blooms all summer long and only grows 3’-5’ tall. The Pocomoke crape myrtle has rosy pink flowers, and dark foliage that turns a bronze red in the fall. A great shrub for a protected area that has multi-seasonal interest that will not get very tall or wide.

 

Growing Trends E-Newsletter

August 2014

Summer Pruning
Leydon Landscaping is now in the process of servicing their clients with their summer pruning program. Now that the flowers have faded, and the burst of spring growth has stopped it is time to prune your shrubs, perennials and trees. Contact Leydon Landscaping today to get on our schedule and get your plantings back into shape.

Bulb Orders
Do you have an area of groundcover or an empty spot in your planting bed that needs some extra spring color? Bulbs are the perfect answer for those areas, such as drifts of daffodils or rows of bright colorful tulips. Now is the time to start ordering your bulbs for fall installation. Leydon Landscaping can design and install your bulbs in either new or existing plantings. Call us now to place your bulb order.

Fall Installations
Have you been thinking about creating an outdoor living space or enhancing your curb appeal? With fall around the corner, now is a great time to plant. Call Leydon Landscaping to design and schedule your fall plantings. We are also scheduling for other fall projects such as outdoor kitchens, ponds and outdoor fireplaces for those cooler nights.

Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, aspiral-shaped bacterium. The disease first showed up in 1975 when large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in Lyme, Connecticut. Investigations showed that tiny deer ticks (which are as small as a sesame seed) infected with the bacterium were responsible for the outbreak of arthritis. Ordinary "wood ticks" and "dog ticks" do not carry the infection. The first symptom of Lyme disease starts as a small red spot that expands into an oval ring that may resemble a bull's eye within four weeks of the bite. If you believe you have it, call your doctor to be treated. Most people with Lyme’s disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics, the sooner you tend to the
problem the easier it is to treat.

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