August 2018 Newsletter
Getting through another New England summer can be hard for your lawn. We have just the thing to help it bounce back and be thicker and greener next year! Your colorful summer annuals may not be looking their best anymore; however fall offers up some great color of its own. Check it out below!
Aeration- Best Choice for Your Lawn!
While you may not realize it, grass roots need oxygen to survive. The spaces in-between soil particles hold air and water, and over time soils compact due to mowing and other foot traffic, so those spaces get smaller and smaller. The best way to address this is to core aerate your lawn at least biannually. We use a machine designed to remove cores of soil; thus allowing better penetration of air, water, and nutrients into the soil. The long term benefits of this include healthier grass with a deeper, stronger root system that is able to withstand and recover from drought and other environmental stresses. It is also wise to seed your lawn at this time.

Introducing new and improved varieties of grass can give your lawn increased drought resistance and better density to help shade out weeds. Early fall is the best time for both of these services since the ground is warm and the replenishing rains of fall reduce the need for irrigation. If you haven’t had your lawn aerated recently, give us a call and we can arrange for our sister company, Grassmaster Plus , to give your lawn this great fall boost.  
Fall Into Some Great Color for Your Landscape
Mums, cabbage, and kale are the mainstays of fall color diet; but don’t limit your plate to just these tried and true performers. One of the most unusual options is Osterspermum , or the African daisy. This frost-resistant beauty comes in a variety of colors and even offers the unusual feature of spoon petals that are curled instead of flat. Even perennials like coral bells can be used in fall planters. The leaves of this plant run the gamut from a chartreuse yellow green to flaming red, to deep shades of burgundy, to a purple so deep it is more like black. 
PIctured Above: Osterspermum, African Daisy
There are also variegations in all of these color groups to add even more variety. Sedges, particularly curly sedge, is a great texture addition and purple fountain grass also lightens the texture and adds color to your plantings. Fall pansies are another great color option for the fall. Those large, bright faces will give you color well into the fall, even after several light frosts. If you’ve got window boxes, urns, or other containers or even areas in your planting beds that need a color boost for fall, let our Enhancement Division set you up with a color extravaganza!
Pictured Above (left): Fall Colored Pansies
Pictured Above (right): Beautiful Variegated Sedge
Don’t Forget About Spring Color, Too!

Fall bulb season is rapidly approaching. That is the time to put in tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinth, and allium among others. Check us out next month as we spotlight one of the less common but eye-catching bulbs – Siberian squill.
ND Landscape, Inc. | (978) 352-5400 | www.ndlandscape.com | customerservice@ndlandscape.com
Our Client Services would be happy to discuss your landscaping requests and needs, reachable Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
AMBER LACHAPPELLE
CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER OF ND LANDSCAPE
(978) 352 - 5400 | customerservice@ndlandscape.com
SHAUNNA GUY-LEIGHTON
CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER OF GRASSMASTER PLUS
(978) 769-3595 | shaunna@grassmasterplus.com