Category Archives: Landscaping

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]