New Pest in the Area
Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that has been discovered for the first time in the U.S. in Berks County Pa. This pest is native to parts of Asia and has been found in Korea where it is considered a pest. In Korea this pest attacked 25 plant species that are native to Pa. It attacks many plants including grapes, fruit trees and pines. This is a big concern for Pennsylvania with fruit growing sales at $178 million and hardwood logging at $12 billion. Areas around the outbreak have been quarantined and restricted any movement of materials that could harbor the insect. The insect feeds on the woody parts of the plant where it leaves wounds that weep with sap, plants with heavy infestation becomes stressed and die.

 

Growing Trends E-Newsletter

January 2015

Winter is the time for designing
Now that the busy holiday season has passed, it is time to get in touch with us with your landscape design needs. Contact Leydon Landscaping Inc. to discuss your dream outdoor living space. Whether it’s a cozy outdoor fireplace, a kitchen for warm weather cookouts, a perennial garden to view from your window or a patio to sit with friends and entertain. With a design completed this winter you could have that dream become a reality, and start installing in the spring. Our Designer Noah Downs can help provide you with ideas and designs to bring color, beauty and excitement to your landscape.

Benefits from indoor house plants
Now that the cold winter days are upon us we are spending more time indoors, glancing out the window into our seemingly lifeless landscapes. By adding house plants to your interior spaces you are not just introducing greenery. House plants interact with your body, mind and home that can be beneficial and enhance your quality of life. They improve the air quality in your home by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen and purify the air by removing toxins. These toxins includes substances like formaldehyde which is present in rugs, vinyls and plastics, benzene and trichloroethylene found in manmade fibers, inks and paint which can cause headaches, nausea and fatigue. Plants also release moisture which increases humidity in the air which decreases incidences of dry skin, sore throats and dry coughs. House plants can produce that Zen feeling in any environment, they contribute to the feeling of wellbeing, make you feel calmer (reducing stress) and more optimistic. It has been proven that house plants are beneficial to our overall health. To achieve these benefits, roughly one large plant (6”-8” pot) per 100 square feet of living space is needed. Some plants to consider adding to your home would be the peace lily which removes mold from the air in damp areas and the spider plant which rapidly helps purify the air.

Visit our newly updated website at www.leydonlandscaping.com to see the various projects Leydon Landscaping have installed.