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January Landscape Newsletter (2019)

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

On behalf of all employees at Gibbs Landscape Company, we would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.  We are really looking forward to working with you in 2019.

We have experienced a very wet end of the year for 2018.  Temperatures have been mild but the abundance of rainfall can lead to many issues in your landscapes.  Most notably is root rot.  Root hairs of plants can die out due to being too wet.  This can lead to the decline or even death of ornamental plants and trees.  Many types of plants are susceptible to root rot.  Some of the most notable are laurels, dogwoods, boxwoods, pansies, many types of perennials and even hollies.  We are watching your landscapes and are doing everything possible to minimize this risk.

Our maintenance teams are busy doing important work on your landscapes.  Some of those items are cutting back of ornamental grasses, cutting back of any remaining perennials, pruning of hydrangeas, cutting back liriope, winter pruning roses, winter pruning of evergreen shrubs, and applications of the appropriate fertilizers, pre-emergents, and dormant oils.

Seasonal color maintenance teams are visiting our newly installed color beds to perform maintenance services.  We will visit these color beds on regular basis to ensure they receive the care they need to keep them looking great.

Now is one of the very best times to begin planning your new landscape.  Horticulturalist know that planting in the winter is a superior time to plant.  Plant material truly focuses on root development vs top growth during this time of the year.  This combined with the fact you do not need to water your newly installed landscape which will save you money makes planting in winter great.  Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning Landscape Architects.

Thanks so much to all of our great clients who have trusted us with the development and maintenance services of your exterior landscapes.

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 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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