MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Ah, the beginning of another growing season in New England. Below we will see there is both some good and some bad in that, however we can help you with both! The season is short, so get out there and enjoy it!  
Color Bursting Out All Over!
The best way to introduce long-lasting color into your home landscape is by planting some annuals; however, this color does not need to come only from flowers. Foliage can also be an excellent source of color in a landscape setting - and leaves don't have to be just green! Green itself comes in many shades, and then there is variegation which is typically green; often with edges, stripes, or spots of other colors such as yellow, red, white and even metallic appearing as in the aluminum plant, a common houseplant.

Foliage can also bring a variety of textures into a planting. Tropical plants often have large, and in some cases, extremely large leaves such as various palms and taros (elephant ears). Grasses and sedges give a graceful, soft texture to plantings. Hanging vines such as vinca, dichondra, and sweet potato soften the edges of containers from window boxes to urns. Annuals can keep your property looking warm and inviting all through the growing season, so let us help you get the most out of these versatile plants!
Coming to a Tree Near You . . .
You may not think so, but we dodged a serious bullet last year in regards to winter moth and gypsy moth damage. Across the state, gypsy moth defoliated over 900,000 acres of forest and ornamental trees. Fortunately, a naturally occurring fungus that kills this caterpillar was able to become established in the population, and limit what could have been a devastating amount of damage. Not all the pests succumbed to this disease, so there will be gypsy moth around this spring - but how many remains to be seen.

The number of observed winter moth adults observed last year between Thanksgiving and New Year's was also low. There is a potential downside to this, however. It has been observed that when the number of adults is low, then the vast majority of caterpillars that hatch will survive to pupate. That means LOTS of chewing by very hungry caterpillars!

If you have trees on your property, they are susceptible to one or both of these introduced pests. Our sister company, Grassmaster Plus offers treatments that can protect your trees from the smallest ornamental up to the largest shade.
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.
BRITTANY ADAMS
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