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How to ensure an envious lawn for next year’s BBQ

How to ensure an envious lawn for next year’s BBQ

Although we are only approaching fall, it’s time to start thinking about next summer already. It is important to maintain your lush, green lawn that hosted all those fantastic BBQs this year. Your lawn will benefit greatly with help from Sycamore Landscaping .

Fall is a very important time of year for your lawn. It is the time to ensure future health and growth. The proper care is needed for your lawn to keep coming back beautifully every spring and summer.

Every lawn benefits from aeration and over-seeding, especially those that are damaged by high traffic and high heat conditions. Aerating your lawn allows water to penetrate deeper to the root providing the ultimate growing environment.

Executing early seeding in the fall will allow maximum time for the seeds to germinate and develop a good root system. This gives them a greater chance of survival in the upcoming, cooler winter season.

Sycamore Landscaping offers free estimates and competitive pricing on all of your fall lawn care needs including aeration, seeding, and leaf clean-up. Call us today for all of your lawn care needs!

Spring Garden Q and A

A Spring Garden Q and A with Sycamore Landscaping’s Chris Reed

Sycamore Landscaping’s owner, Chris Reed, tackles some important spring garden Q and A on mastering the perfect spring garden this year.

When should you plant your Bulbs for the year?

– All of your bulbs (Daffodils, Tulips, etc) should be planted in the Fall. These are Perennials so they will come back every year. Just make sure when it dies to cut the dead plant off of the bulb.

When should you plant your Annuals for the year?

– All Annuals (Impatiens, Petunias, etc.) should be planted around mid-May. This is due to their sensitivity to frost. As the days get warmer and longer, most people want to plant ASAP but, that is a mistake. This could lead to an early ending for your annuals.

Are there any sensitive plants that I need to wait longer to plant?

– Tomato plants should be planted mid-June. They are hyper sensitive to cold weather and it’s always better to plant during a warmer month.
– There are plants that you can plant almost anytime of the year. For instance, rhododendrons can with-stand very cool temperatures. It will thrive more in the late spring – early summer months but is very resilient.

What can I do to prevent weeds?

– Preventative care works. We use mulch as a preventative. We also tend to use Preen (which can be purchased at your local lawn and garden center) before mulching.
– Weeds are very resilient and hard to get rid of after they’ve become invasive. The best solution is to manually pull the weeds and dispose of them. Lastly, you can speak with your landscaper to create a preventative care solution for next year once you are aware of the particular weeds that inhabit your flower beds and lawn.

How long should I wait to put mulch down after planting?

– Mulch can be put down before or right after you plant. The best time to use mulch is after you’ve planted your flowers. You want to make sure that the mulch stays moist to keep its appearance. Don’t use the Preen if there are flowers around where you are mulching. You don’t want to mix plants and Preen as Preen is a pre-emergent.

What is your best advice to have a beautiful spring garden this year?

– Water the plants based on their watering needs and the location (how much sun it gets in a day).
– Apply mulch to keep weeds away and pull weeds as soon as you see them.
– Pull any dead flowers or leaves about once every two weeks.
– Make sure to cut all dead flowers to ensure proper blooming the following year.

Sycamore Landscaping is located in Harleysville, PA. With many years of experience in commercial and residential landscaping, they have been helping clients create their dream landscape! They specialize in a broad range of landscaping techniques and work hand-in-hand with a team of architects and horticulturalists to offer a well-rounded approach. Sycamore Landscaping follows the philosophy that each landscape is unique and thus provides each client with a personalized plan to fit the landscapes’ specific needs. They currently service Montgomery, North Chester and Eastern Berks Counties.

Contact Chris for a free estimate.

610-462-8353
www.sycamorelandscapinginc.com

pintrest landscaping ideas

Pintrest Landscaping Ideas

Pinterest, as defined from wikipedia.com, is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests. Sycamore Landscaping uses Pinterest on a daily basis because, what a better project than your outdoor space?!

We are on Pinterest for that very reason! We can post our recent projects to showcase our work and we get up to date information on the latest trends for transforming your yard. Here are some reasons we suggest connecting with Sycamore Landscaping on Pinterest:

We have a Pinterest account where you can see our projects. This can give you an idea of what you may want in your landscaping design. It also shows you what kind of flowers we typically used based on our location and climate. We also pin different ideas that we can realistically do in anyone’s outdoor space.

If you do a basic Pinterest search in “Gardening” you will be inundated with picturesque landscaping ideas. The next step is to tag Sycamore Landscaping in your pins to give us an idea of what you are looking for. We will review these pins before, during and after our design meeting. It is a great way to start the planning process!

We stay up to date on the latest trends, reviews, and ideas. If there is something new out there, Pinterest will be one of the first places that it will be trending! We are constantly reading articles and reviews that are pinned on Pinterest.

Check out what we can offer you by visiting http://www.pinterest.com/sycamoreinc/. Don’t forget to follow us and tag us in your posts!

Sycamore Landscaping will be at Suburban Home and Garden Show on Feb 22, 2014!

Sycamore Landscaping will be a vendor at the Home and Garden show at the Philly Expo Center in Oaks on Saturday, February 22nd. While there, we will have our previous work on display, planning guides for your future projects, and experts to answer any questions. We will be working with Woodward Landscape Supply to show you the newest hardscaping products that we have to offer. The Home and Garden show is also a great place to develop any potential outdoor ideas that Sycamore Landscaping can execute!

If you come visit us on February 22nd, mention this ad to get 20% off of any future hardscaping project! Hope to see you there!

For more information regarding the Suburban Home and Garden Show please visit: http://www.phillyexpos.com/

First post for Sycamore Landscaping Inc!

This is a post annoucing the launch of the new Sycamore Landscaping Inc company website. On our site you will find many useful bits of information about who we are as a company and what types of services offered. We have many new galleries that show off our many jobs that we have completed with a 100% client satisfaction. Please feel free to fill out our contact for to get in touch with us.

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