Happy New Year!
January
2015
  


Do you still have leaves on your beautiful lawn?

Are you overwhelmed with the thought of taking care of the clean-up yourself?

Are you just too busy?

It's not too late to schedule a fall clean-up!

Call or email us and we'll be happy to take care of the clean-up for you! 

Click on the link below to send an email or call 508-888-6272.

 

Customer Service      
                  



 

Winter Injury 

 

Predicting winter injury to plants is an impossible task. Winters on Cape Cod can be very mild some years and downright brutal the next. Many factors can contribute to winter injury. The weather in the Fall leading up to a winter can determine how well a plant physiologically hardens off. Types of plant material, soil type, snow cover, exposure, and the weather itself can all have an impact. The newly planted evergreens are most vulnerable.

Damage to plants can come in a couple of forms. Heavy snow and ice damage can cause mechanical damage like broken limbs or uprooting's. Extreme cold can kill plant cells to cause damage. This is especially true for the flower buds of many landscape ornamentals. Desiccation injury may occur when moisture is lost through the leaves more quickly than it can be replaced by the roots.  If the soil is frozen, the roots cannot take in any of the moisture contained in the soil.

As caretakers for the landscape, we can't do much to prevent injury due to extreme cold and snow or ice damage, but we can try and minimize desiccation. Water loss through the leaves occurs from pores on the undersides of leaves called stomata. This water loss is a natural process of photosynthesis known as transpiration. To reduce transpiration we can apply a product known as an anti-transpirant. Anti-transpirants form a water impermeable layer on the leaf to prevent water loss. We generally apply these products beginning in the early winter. 

People often ask why we don't apply them before the first freezing temperatures and there are two reasons for this. First, an application of anti-transpirant too early in the season when moisture is still available to the plant can cause  damage to the leaf. Secondly, these products are most effective right after they are applied. We target the timing of applications to occur when damage from desiccation is most likely to happen. For many of our clients we will apply multiple applications throughout the winter months. For more sensitive and high value plantings a burlap windscreen can be created to prevent wind damage.


 

If you are interested in anti-transpirant applications for your valued plantings please call or email us!

Customer Service or 508-888-6272
 

 


Have you been thinking of a new look?

  • How about new planting scheme for the front of your home?
  • Maybe, even a new walkway or patio.
  • Have you thought about adding or updating your flower beds to add color?
  • Tired of dragging the hose? Consider an irrigation system to automatically water your turf and drought sensitive plants.  

We will work with you this winter to develop a plan to make your landscape sparkle. 




Please, keep a look out for our annual renewals in January!

If we already have an email for you we will be sending the renewal out by 
email. This is the most efficient way and the quickest.

If we do not have an email the renewals will be sent out through the postal mail.

If you would like to update your phone numbers, mailing address and email click on the link below and we'll update your information.


 

Customer Service 
 
 
 
 

 or call 508-888-6272.

 
 
Please note: Our invoices have changed. You may enter your credit card information and update your information on the remittance.    


 


Contact
Hoxie Landscape Services, Inc.
25 Jan Sebastian Drive
Sandwich, MA  02563


508-888-6272 or 800-499-4680 F 508-888-4699



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