Residential Fall Newsletter 2017

Forest in the fall

Residential Fall Newsletter 2017

“And all at once summer collapsed into fall” – Oscar Wilde 

With all the beautiful September weather we received, we weren’t sure fall was ever going to arrive! Sure enough here it is, so enjoy it because winter will be upon us before we know it! In this issue of the MPS newsletter we have included articles on:

  • Fall Container Gardening
  • The Best Time to Plan your Next Landscape Project
  • 5 Tips for Winterizing your Property

Fall front door design

Fall Container Gardening

Bring the shades and textures of fall to your home! As summer comes to an end, it’s time to replace and revive your summer garden containers. Fall container gardening adds a fun and seasonal splash of colour to your entryway. We’ve put together a list of the most popular fall plants and some of our favourite fall planter inspirations.
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Planning Next Years Landscape Project

Whether you have your dream landscape design or are seeking the help of a designer, the best time to start planning is in the FALL! Most landscape companies start booking projects for the following summer during the winter. So if you’d like to enjoy your new outdoor space all summer long, the ideal time to contact a landscape company is now!

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composite decking

Composite Decking

Composite decking is a low-maintenance, high performance product, made from recycled materials that offers a no-fuss luxury deck. Click here to learn more and see some of our composite deck projects from this summer!

Water Features

From large ponds teeming with aquatic plants, tiered water falls, to ornate fountains, the term “water feature” is subject only to the limits of one’s creativity, style and imagination. Click here to see what’s got us falling for water features.

Tress covered in the winter

5 Tips for Winterizing your Property

1. Wrap young (1-3yr) Emerald Cedars in burlap. If they’re free standing then wrap each tree individually, for cedar hedges use wooden stakes and burlap to box wrap them together.
2. Cut down all perennial grasses, hostas and plants.
3. Wrap boxwood hedges and individual plants in burlap. This will also help protect them from salt damage!
4. Hydrangeas should be pruned in the fall. Species that bloom on new wood can be cut down to have a 2″ stem and species that bloom on old wood should only have the flower heads removed.
5. PLANT BULBS! Spring bulbs should be planted 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes.