• Why isn’t my Hydrangea Blooming?

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    One of the most common questions that we get here in our office is why isn’t my hydrangea blooming? There are many different forms of hydrangeas.  Above are just a few.  Depending on which one you have they need to be maintained differently. For some great info on the subject visit: https://www.provenwinners.com/sites/provenwinners.com/files/pdf/hydrangeas_demystified_2015.pdf    

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  • 2018 DNLA Plants of the Year

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    The 2018 Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association Plants of the Year have been selected. Dryopteris marginalis – Marginal Wood Fern The east coast native forms tidy clumps and can be easily identified by the spores along the outermost edges of the fronds.  Leathery leaves are evergreen, blue-green on the upper surface with a light green […]

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  • Boxwood Blight

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    Boxwood Blight in the home landscape This fungal disease attacks all boxwood species/cultivars and now is confirmed on pachysandra. Boxwood blight can defoliate a boxwood in one season. Fungicides do not eliminate this disease Symptoms Tan to brown circular spots on leaves Increased leaf litter as leaves shed Black to tan lesions develop on twigs […]

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  • How do i take care of my irrigation system?

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    If your home has an irrigation system there are a few things that you need to do each year to make sure it is running smoothly all season long. Spring Start up Proper maintenance of your system begins at start up. Addressing potential issues early can help avoid surprises later. During the startup process you should […]

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  • Spotted Lanternfly

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    The Spotted Lanternfly It is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts including grapes, apples, stone fruits, walnut, willow, and tree of heaven.  It has been confirmed in New Castle County.  We are the second state to have found the insect, which was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014. Susceptible tree species such […]

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  • Benefits of Dormant Pruning

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    Like most people you are probably thinking, “what in the world is dormant pruning?” Dormant pruning is the practice of pruning trees and shrubs over the winter months when the plants are dormant.  There are many benefits to this type of pruning and deciduous trees and shrubs respond well. Without all the leaves in the […]

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  • Creating Privacy for your Backyard

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    Typically when you think of privacy for your backyard you think of a tall fence or a wall of green using leyland cypress trees or arborvitae.  A great way to break up that wall is to add some shrubs that will give you some more color and different shades of green throughout the seasons.  Add […]

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  • Transplant Stress

    By Dan Bailey, in Landscaping

    Fall is one of the best times to plant new trees.  Cool season planting allows for good root development, as long as there is adequate moisture.  There may be less stress from heat and drought in cool conditions.  Woody trees and shrubs may take as long as 3 years to recover from transplanting and become […]

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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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