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December 2017 Landscape Newsletter

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

December 2017 Landscape Newsletter

 

Hope everyone has had a great year as we welcome in 2018.  December is a time to be with family and friends and to reflect on all the blessing we each have.  On behalf of everyone at Gibbs Landscape Company, we are so appreciative of the privilege provide landscape services for your properties.  We would also like to thank Atlanta voters for again voting for Gibbs Landscape Company as the 2017 Consumers’ Choice Award Winner.  Without our loyal clients, we would not have been able to win this prestigious award for being the BEST in our category of landscape services.

This month we experienced a severe snowstorm.  Mother nature showed us it can snow and snow a lot in December in Atlanta.  Our crews will continue to remove leaves and try to get everything clean and ready for pine straw or mulch applications. Pine straw and mulch are vital to your landscape plantings health.  Please make sure a fresh application of pine straw or mulch is applied to your property once leaves are finished falling and cleaned up.  We will be providing you with proposals for this service.  Mulch and pine straw help protect plant’s roots from cold and will enhance the look of your landscape. Pansies and Violas were off to a slow start with the warm weather but temps are now more desirable.  We will be installing tulips and daffodils this month.  Daffodils are a great bulb that will rebloom each year and are deer and squirrel resistant.  Our fescue turf will receive another round of nitrogen in January while the warm-season turf grass is going dormant.  Dormant season pruning will begin soon.  We will be thinning and making corrective interior cuts and in some cases performing a heavier dormant prune where needed.  Heavier pruning will be discussed prior to commencement.

A note on some plant issues that are of growing concern of ours and the entire east coast.  Rose Rosette Virus on Knock Out Roses is being found in more and more landscapes.  There is no cure or real prevention of the virus.  We will alert you if we find Rose Rosette in your landscape and we can make a joint decision on rectification.

Our team of Landscape Architects is always here to meet with you and discuss that landscape renovation you have been dreaming of.  Let us help you make it a reality!

Remember…winter is the best time to plant in Atlanta.  The plants will focus on root establishment in the winter and you do not need to water them which saves you money.

All of us at Gibbs Landscape Company Wish You Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

Peter Copses
Vice President

 

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.

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December Landscape News

Friday, December 16th, 2016

December Landscape News

Hope everyone has had a great year as we welcome in 2017.  December is a time to be with family and friends and to reflect on all the blessing we each have.  On behalf of everyone at Gibbs Landscape Company, we are so appreciative of the privilege provide landscape services for your properties.  We would also like to thank Atlanta voters for again voting for Gibbs Landscape Company as the 2016 Consumers’ Choice Award Winner.  Without our loyal clients we would not have been able to win this prestigious award of being the BEST in our category of landscape services.

This month the crews will continue to remove leaves and try to get everything clean and ready for pine straw or mulch applications. Pine straw and mulch are vital to your landscape plantings health.  Please make sure a fresh application of pine straw or mulch is applied to your property once leaves are finished falling and cleaned up.  We will be providing you with proposals for this service.  Mulch and pine straw help protect plant’s roots from cold and will enhance the look of your landscape. Pansies and Violas were off to a slow start with the warm weather but temps are now more desirable.  We will be installing tulips and daffodils this month.  Daffodils are a great bulb that will re bloom each year and are deer and squirrel resistant.  Our fescue turf will receive another round of nitrogen in January while warm season turf are going dormant.  We are finishing up a great pre emergent round on the warm season turf this month.   Dormant season pruning will begin soon.  We will be thinning and making corrective interior cuts and in some cases performing a heavier dormant prune where needed.  Heavier pruning will be discussed prior to commencement.

A note on some plant issues that are of growing concern of ours and the entire east coast.  Rose Rosette Virus on Knock Out Roses is being found in more and more landscapes.  There is no cure or real prevention of the virus.  We will alert you if we find Rose Rosette in your landscape and we can make a joint decision on rectification.

Our Landscape Architects are always here to meet with you and discuss that landscape renovation you have been dreaming of.  Let us help you make it a reality!  Remember…winter is the best time to plant in Atlanta.  The plants will focus on root establishment in the winter and you do not need to water them which saves you money.

All of us at Gibbs Landscape Company Wish You Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

Peter Copses, Vice President

 

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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December Newsletter

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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Hope everyone has had a great year as we wind down 2015 and welcome in 2016.  December is a time to be with family and friends and to reflect on past memories. All of us at Gibbs are so appreciative of the opportunity to work with you and your families and sharing your landscapes with us.  We take extreme pride in maintaining the landscape at your homes.

This month the crews will continue to remove leaves and try to get everything clean and ready for pine straw or mulch applications. Please let us know if you have needs or desires to have the mulch or straw in before the holidays. Mulch and straw help protect plant’s roots and looks great. It is very important to be installed prior to freezing temperatures. Pansies and Violas are a bit green right now due to the lack of sunshine. We need more days of bright sunshine and we will start seeing blooms of color again. We will be installing tulips and daffodils this month. Daffodils are a great bulb that will re bloom each year and are deer and squirrel resistant. Our fescue turf will receive another round of high nitrogen in January while warm season turf are going dormant. We are finishing up a great pre emergent round on the warm season turf this month. Fescue seed can be added to bare spots in the lawns as we have had a great deal of seed washing due to the heavy rains. Dormant pruning will be underway soon and shrubs will be pruned through the winter months. We will be thinning and making corrective interior cuts and in some cases performing a heavier dormant prune where needed. Heavier pruning will be discussed prior to commencement

A couple of notes on some plant issues that are of growing concern of ours and the entire east coast. Rose Rosette Virus on roses is being found in more and more landscapes. There is no cure or real prevention of the virus. We will alert you if we find Rose Rosette in your landscape and we can make a joint decision on rectification.

Boxwood issues are showing again and have been the last two years due to wet periods. Boxwoods in the winter will show signs of stress if exposed to full sun and windy conditions. This yellowing or orange coloring is the result of sun scald and can lead to damaged tissue which in turn weakens the overall plant. Boxwoods that are protected from the winter winds usually will not take on this effect. The overall wet soil conditions and extended periods of moisture within the Boxwoods interior stems and branches have contributed to two fungal problems. Root rot of fine root hairs and Volutella blight on stems have been prevalent these last two to three years. Well drained soil and filtered sunlight is the best start we can give for our Boxwoods.

All of us at Gibbs Landscape Wish You Happy Holidays and Very Happy New Year!