Winter Greens
Decorating with fresh greenery is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times. Evergreens are used to represent everlasting life and hope for the return of spring. This is a perfect addition to your holiday décor. The winter greens add color and excitement to an entrance or sitting area for you and your holiday guests. Leydon Landscaping is now scheduling our installation of holiday winter greens. Let us come and decorate your urns, lamp posts or window boxes with fresh spruce, holly, pine, and winterberry cuttings.

 

Growing Trends E-Newsletter

November 2014

Thankful
As our season comes to an end, we look back at all the creative landscape projects that we had the privilege to do this year. These projects were only made possible by our clients, who appreciate quality, service and trust in a company that strives for excellence. We, at Leydon Landscaping, would like to thank you and wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring.

Fall Cleanups
As the fall season comes to an end it is now time to clean up the gardens for the season. Leydon Landscaping Inc. is now scheduling fall cleanups. This service includes cleaning garden beds of leaves and debris, cutting down perennials and the removal of annuals. This also includes pruning of late summer blooming shrubs and a fall application of fertilizer for your small trees and shrubs. In addition to fall cleanups Leydon Landscaping can install deer fencing/ netting and spray deer repellant to protect your landscape plants. We also provide services to clean up and winterize your garden pond. To schedule your fall cleanup call us at (215) 794-3854.

Late Fall Watering
With the dry conditions we had in the early fall, it is important that all your landscape plants have a sufficient amount of water to go into the winter months especially evergreens. Evergreens lose moisture through the foliage and dry out quickly. Broadleaf evergreens such as rhododendrons, azaleas and hollies are the most susceptible. While the ground is still able to absorb water and your garden hose has not been put away for the season, you want to deep water your landscape plants (trees, shrubs, and perennials) by soaking the soil 6”-8” in depth. One good way to deep water your plants is to place the hose at the base of the plant and run a trickle of water about the width of a pencil. Length of time will vary according to the size of plant. This method of watering assures that water is soaking into the roots. Once the ground has frozen, water runs off the ground surface and cannot get down to the roots where it is needed. Plants affected by winter dryness are less vigorous, resulting in poor growth. In some cases plants may not overcome the effects and die before spring arrives. By giving plants water in the late fall they will be less stressed and be ready for the warm days of spring.

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