• A Great Date: Immediato’s Bistro

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    If you haven’t walked down Main Street in Middletown lately, you should.  If you decide to stop by during lunch or dinner time make sure you stop by Immediato’s Bistro.  What started out as a small sub shop has turned into one of Middletown’s top restaurants.  You will most likely see the owner Tony and […]

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  • Phyllosticta Leaf Spot

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    PHYLLOSTICTA LEAF SPOT, sometimes called frogeye leaf spot, is caused by the fungus Phyllosticta minima, and is common on red, silver, Norway, and sugar maple species. Round spots or lesions will appear on the leaves, usually in the lower third of the tree where there is more moisture. Leaf spot disease is more severe in […]

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  • 2017 DNLA Plants of the Year

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    ‘Standing Ovation’ little bluestem is a warm season grass with blue-green spikey stems and leaves.  Fluffy, seed clusters appear in late summer/fall.  In fall, little bluestem turns an apricot color that brightens the winter landscape.  ‘Standing Ovation’ with its sturdy habit and excellent fall color makes a good accent or mass planting in a perennial […]

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  • Bailey’s awarded Top Landscape Installation in Delaware

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    This past January we were awarded the Top landscape award in Delaware.  We take a lot of pride in winning this award because it is judged by others in our industry.  All of the materials used are Techo-Bloc.  The project took about 3 months from start to finish.  Thanks to all of our great suppliers […]

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  • Why Mulch?

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    First of all mulch looks good!  Mulch gives your landscaping a clean look that highlights your plants and flowers. Trees and shrubs love a fresh coat of mulch.  Not only because it looks good but it helps your plants retain moisture, blocks the intense sun in turn cooling the soil and making it a better […]

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  • Great Partners – Absolute Lawn Care

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    You have probably always wondered why your neighbors grass is so much greener than yours, never has any weeds and is quick to recover if it gets damaged. If you have Bailey’s full service landscape maintenance program then you are in good shape. There are some things that we at Bailey’s just know we are […]

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  • Substitute those Invasives

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    A great replacement for Burning Bush is Itea.  It will give you that great fall color without spreading all over the landscapes of Delaware. Some other swaps you can make are: Substitute Bradford Pear with Eastern Redbud. Substitute Barberry with Nandina Firepower Substitute English Ivy with Liriope Spicata There are so many great ways to […]

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  • Aeration – What is it good for?

    By Dan Bailey, in Lawn Maintenance

    You probably notice when your friends and neighbors have had their yard aerated.  They have little plugs of soil all aver the yard that are just laying there.  Why do they aerate the lawn every year? When you aerate your lawn it opens up the lawn to receive more nutrients, breaks up the thatch, and […]

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  • Common Questions About Outdoor Lighting

    By Dan Bailey, in Lighting

    Why should I light up my landscape? Landscape lighting provides safety, security, and visual interest to your property. It extends your living area as well as the amount of time that you can enjoy the outdoor space. How many lights do I need? Depending on the size of your trees, the length of your walkway […]

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  • Crape Murder: Don’t Do It!

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    All over the area crimes are being committed, and we can’t take it anymore. Crape Myrtles are among the most beautiful plants with one of the longest blooms that we can have in our landscapes. They do not require a lot of maintenance, and they give us interest through all four seasons, especially when you […]

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