MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
Winter is marching on, but it’s not too early to start thinking about spring!
 Now is the time to get your bundled services renewed, or pick some new ones to add to your program. Check out the useful information below on mulch, too.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
March can be an unpredictable month. We can get six inches of snow one day then have sixty degree weather the next, making it difficult to know when to get started on the landscape. 

In most years, March is the last chance for dormant pruning, and it's also a great time to get out and clean up winter damage of trees and shrubs. If you're thinking about expanding or adding planting beds, dividing perennials and possibly transplanting or adding new trees or shrubs, this is the ideal time of year to do so. Though lawn mowing is still a little ways off, spring cleanups will soon be starting, as will edging and mulching of planting beds. Winter annual and perennial weeds may be visible now so a monthly weeding program may be beneficial for your property.
KEEP PESTS AT BAY AND YOUR LANDSCAPE HEALTHY
Lawn fertilization treatments can begin as soon as March 1st, only if the snow is gone and soils aren’t saturated - this year that certainly isn't the case! Winter’s cold doesn’t always kill insect pest; and with warmer temperatures, ticks can resume activity as well as certain types of mosquitoes who have overwintered as adults, so perimeter pest control and mosquito control services may be on your mind.
Horticultural oil applications on trees and shrubs can help reduce certain insect populations potentially reducing damage later in the season. This is just a sampling of services offered by ND Landscaping and our sister company Grassmaster Plus. Services from ND are bundled to give you the best value for your money, based on the needs of your property. Our Enhancement Division specializes in small garden improvements like adding or expanding planting beds and other projects that do not reach the scale of necessitating the involvement of a landscape architect. Grassmaster Plus services can be purchased separately to help keep your lawn and plant material healthy and looking their best.  
LET'S FOCUS ON MULCH

WHAT IS MULCH, AND WHY WOULD YOU
WANT TO HAVE IT ON YOUR PLANTING BEDS?

Mulch is anything that is spread over the surface of your garden beds. It can be of an organic variety such as compost, cocoa shells, oyster shells, or bark mulch; or it can also be of an inorganic variation like decorative stone, and infrequently used, shredded rubber. Mulches are used to help retain soil moisture, reduce weeds, keep soils cooler in the summer and insulate them in the winter. 

When choosing a mulch, many factors need to be considered. Our staff can help you choose the best mulch for your landscape that will both enhance the aesthetics of your property and promote the health of your valuable plants. 
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