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April Landscape Update

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
We are in the full swing of spring and all the flower shrubs are in bloom.  With the warmer temps this month, we will need to finish up our dormant pruning on all the Hollies and late-summer flowering shrubs. Please remember this is a great time for spring projects such as planting flowering perennials, flowering shrubs, tree, and spring color and doing hardscapes such as outdoor fire-pits so please let us know of any areas you may want to enhance.

Spring color
Our color designers are currently targeting spring color so please let us know if you are interested in any new ideas.

Pine straw and mulch 
This is still a great time for the installation of fresh mulch or pine straw.
 
Irrigation
Our irrigation teams have been starting up irrigation systems and doing their scheduled evaluations. Repairs need to be made in order to ensure that the systems are in 100% working order. Wifi and Sim Card irrigation controllers are here!  What a great addition to any home. Through this app, the new controllers give you and us the ability to control your irrigation from anywhere in the world. In addition, the controller can now communicate with the local weather zip code and water on its own, adjusting to the current weather conditions. The other great feature is that we can both message through the app and communicate irrigation adjustments, settings, run times, notes, etc. …. We are very excited about these controllers and look forward to updating your home systems.
 
Horticulture services 
Our horticultural spray division has been extremely busy applying slow-release fertilizer to all the turf area along with pre-emergent to prevent summer weeds from germinating. Maintenance teams are fertilizing the Fescue lawns this month and waiting for the Zoysia and Bermuda to green up. We are lowering the heights of the Zoysia and Bermuda to allow for more growth and vigor. Fungicides may be needed as the turf begins to green.

Landscape services 
If you are interested in some additional plantings, fire-pits, hardscape work, or fixing some drainage problem areas, please let me know so we can set up a time to meet and take a look.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

As winners of over 300 awards, Gibbs Landscape Company offers a proven track record of creative, quality landscape design and maintenance. Our team of highly trained, qualified Landscape Architects and horticulturalists can design and maintain a landscape that will add value to your property for years to come. You deserve the best in landscape design/build and maintenance…you deserve Gibbs Landscape Company.

Creating Your Best Garden

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Creating Your Best Garden Landscape

Every garden is unique but the best gardens offer interest during every season. Through in-depth knowledge, experience and planning we find the right combinations of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and bulbs that make our customer’s landscapes shine all year long.  Below is a list of a few of the herbaceous plants that thrive during summer and offer a long season of interest be it colorful foliage or brilliant blooms.

Duranta – Great for containers or in the ground, this unusual annual has beautiful airy clusters of blue, violet, or white flowers almost orchidlike in their beauty.
duranta

Gaura lindheimeri – Commonly known as Lindheimer’s beeblossom, white gaura, pink gaura, Lindheimer’s clockweed, and Indian feather.  This hardy clump-forming perennial is native to Texas and Louisiana. Once established it is drought tolerant.  Thriving in heat and humidity it grows 3 to 5’ tall and 1 to 2’ wide. At Gibbs, we pair it with lambs ears, duranta (above) and begonias.
gaura

Geranium ‘Rozanne’-  Commonly known as Cranesbill. Always a garden favorite for its excellent mounding habit and late spring to summer bloom time. It grows in full sun or part shade.

Geranium Rozanne

Ipomoea batatas ‘Margarita’- A chartreuse selection of the annual sweet potato vine. As a “spiller” it’s perfect for window boxes, hanging baskets and even your landscape borders. Place in full sun to part shade and watch it grow!

Ipomoea batatas ‘Margarita’

Kalimeris pinnitifida- Also known as the Double Japanese Aster, this perennial produces masses of  double, one-inch white flowers with buttery yellow centers for a very long time in  summer to early fall.  It grows 2 to 3’ tall and provides a great filler in the perennial or annual garden. Plant it in full sun or part shade.

Double Japanese Aster

Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’- Known to many as the iconic black-eyed susan. With bursts of showy yellow color this daisy-type perennial makes an ideal border plant as well as a beautiful cut flower.  Growing to 2’ tall and wide, it thrives in heat and sun.  It blooms prodigiously from late July to early October.

Rudbeckia

 

As winners of over 275 awards, Gibbs Landscape Company offers a proven track record of creative, quality landscape design and maintenance. Our team of highly trained, qualified Landscape Architects and horticulturalist can design and maintain a landscape that will add value to your property for years to come. You deserve the best in landscape design/build and maintenance…you deserve Gibbs Landscape Company.

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Creating Another Dream Backyard [Video]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Creating Another Dream Backyard

This is a 6 inch caliper Elm which was 30 plus feet tall. We just installed this via a crane at a residential property for a client. When you choose Gibbs Landscape Company, you can truly get what you want.

 

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As winners of over 275 awards, Gibbs Landscape Company offers a proven track record of creative, quality landscape design and maintenance. Our team of highly trained, qualified Landscape Architects and horticulturalist can design and maintain a landscape that will add value to your property for years to come. You deserve the best in landscape design/build and maintenance…you deserve Gibbs Landscape Company.

 

Fall Gardening

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Fall Gardening Tips

ChrysanthemumsWith winter approaching there is a great deal of Fall Gardening that needs to take place in your garden. Aeration and overseeding of fescue turf grass needs to be completed. If warm season turf grass such as Bermuda has invaded the fescue, it should be sprayed out with herbicide before the aeration and overseeding is completed.

Fall DisplaysA pre-emergent herbicide needs to be applied to the warm season turf grasses to prevent winter weeds. Perennials need to be dead headed and divided if they are encroaching into other nearby plant material.

Finally it is time to install fall seasonal color. Tilling and preparing the beds properly is essential to the health and success of the planting. We hope these tips help you with your fall garden. To help you get back to enjoying the changing leaf colors and cooler weather, we recommend a professional performs these tasks. Please let us know if we can help you with your Fall Gardening needs.Aeration and Overseeding Fescue

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