Dividing perennials helps control the size of the plant, helps rejuvenate old plants and increases their numbers.

Why Divide Perennials?
There are many benefits to dividing perennials. Three main reasons for this process is to help control the size of the plant, help rejuvenate old plants and increase their numbers. Many perennials grow quickly forming large clumps that can get out of control. Over time these clumps start to die out. Dividing will revitalize a perennial which will keep them vigorous and blooming. Dividing is an easy way to obtain additional plants for your garden or to share with friends (think of them as freebies). Generally, early spring as plants are emerging is a safe time to divide. Not all perennials tolerate being divided, such as bleeding hearts. Call Leydon Landscaping for help when you are ready to divide your perennials.

 

Growing Trends E-Newsletter

March 2015

Getting the Garden Ready
Hopefully this past March snowstorm will be our last, again we had a long cold snowy winter. I am sure we are all looking forward to the warm days of spring. As the snow melts away we will be able to see how the winter has left our landscapes and what needs to be addressed. Leydon Landscaping is now scheduling our customers for spring cleanups. This service would include the cleaning out of all garden beds; bed edging, pruning of small trees and shrubs, fertilizing plants, applying weed control and installing our premium bark mulch. For those of you that enjoy added early color to your landscape or enhancing the beauty of your spring bulbs, we can add pansies at this time as well.

Timing is Everything
Early spring is the right time for certain landscape projects such as transplanting (trees, shrubs and perennials) and insect control with dormant oil. Transplanting and dividing of perennials should be done before the plants leaf out or emerge from dormancy. Our crews are highly skilled at transplanting existing plantings and moving them to the desired location. Along with careful planting, a root fertilizer is applied to help ensure root growth and the establishment of the plant. Horticultural dormant oil can be applied to trees and shrubs that have a history of insect problems. By getting rid of these pests safely in the early spring, you will reduce the need to spray pesticides later during the growing season. Leydon Landscaping can provide you with these landscape services.

Spring Designs
Spring is a great time for planting! Have you always dreamed about having a beautiful landscape but did not know what to plant and how it should look? Have Leydon Landscaping design your perfect outdoor living area using plants that will thrive, have multi-seasonal interest, and add value to your home. Our APLD certified designer, Noah Downs, will create a design that will stand out and be enjoyed for years to come.

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