Cedar Run Landscapes News
July 2010 
We've reached July -- that special time in summer when we can put down the trowel and sit back and enjoy the pleasures of our gardens. In the cooler hours of summer evenings, gardens take on a special magic, with scents of herbs and blooming flowers, and fireflies lighting up the air. By adding a few simple enhancements, you can maximize the use of your gardens and patios while savoring summer nights.
In this issue: 

  4 Ways to Enhance Summer Evenings in Your Garden

Night-blooming Moonflower, Ipomoea alba
1. Fire pits

For those long, slow summer evenings with friends, what could be better than unwinding by a glowing fire pit while sharing food, drink and conversation? Build your own fire pit using an EP Henry kit, or call Cedar Run Landscapes, and we can easily help you to install.
2. Garden lighting
Extend your summer nights in the garden by adding an outdoor low voltage lighting system. High-quality solid bronze lighting fixtures add visual interest and a night-time glow for your gardens. Cedar Run Landscapes provides LED lighting installations using a variety of techniques, both decorative and discreet, to illuminate trees, patio areas and garden sculpture.
3. Outdoor music
I recently added a Sonos music system to my outdoor patio, and it is truly one of the most enjoyable additions I've made to my home garden in years. Use a remote to select from thousands of artists and hundreds of radio stations to play on your outdoor speakers, without having to go inside. Call Cedar Run Landscapes, and we can refer you to a leading home theater company that will bring the indoor music experience to your outdoor space.

4. Night blooming flowers
Adding night blooming flowers to your garden creates a lovely and unique dimension to your evenings in the garden. One of my favorites is the Moonflower, lovely tender vine with fragrant blossoms that perfume the evening air. Another great addition is the Datura, which opens into upright tubular blossoms at night.
Combining these elements into an outdoor living space creates a vacation spot at home.
Give us call at 1-800-Landscape to learn more about how Cedar Run Landscapes can help you with your outdoor enhancements.

LemonadeAlex's Lemonade "Pond Tour for the Cure"
This Saturday! July 10, 10 am-2 pm
2009 Pond Tour for the Cure
Pond Tour
Don't miss our second annual Alex's Lemonade Stand Pond Tour for the Cure! Last year's tour was a great success and we raised enough funds to become part of the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's Top 100 Group. We are repeating the tour this year, with some new and exciting pond additions. The 2010 date is Saturday, July 10th from 10 am to 2 pm. Join us afterwards for a party with raffles, prizes and refreshments. This year tour participation will be free, but donations of cash and/or raffle items and services are encouraged. The rain date will be on Sunday, July 11. Click here for Pond Tour locations. We hope to see you there!


SpotlightJuly Project Spotlight
Making way for new growth




Here are the steps we took to renovate this 45-year-old landscape in Rydal:
  • Overgrown shrubs were restricting the homeowners' view from their sunroom. Careful removal and pruning of several of the shrubs helped to open up the area
  • Crumbling stonework was removed and replaced with a natural stone walkway and steps
  • A wet well was installed to catch rainfall from downspouts and allow it to percolate into the ground, instead of running into an adjacent sewer
  • Planting low maintenance shrubs, perennials and ground-covers completed the look

BillMeet our Staff
Bill Stewart, Project Manager

Bill Bill's landscaping career truly began at the age of 14, when he ran a maintenance operation known around the neighborhood as "weed free Billy Lee."  He began working at Cedar Run Landscapes eleven years ago as a landscape technician and has since developed his plant knowledge and landscape and masonry certifications. He has risen through the ranks at Cedar Run over the years, and was most recently promoted to the position of Project Manager, overseeing many of the daily operations of our landscape design team.

Bill lives in West Point with his wife Jennifer, a floral designer and co-owner of Events by Organized Chaos, and their collection of tropical fish, reptiles, and dogs, Soren and Zoe. In addition to his landscape work at Cedar Run, Bill has applied his love of the outdoors through volunteer work with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, and using plant therapy with developmentally disabled patients.

 If you see Bill, say hello! 



Free water bottlewater bottle
Bring this coupon to our office during the Pond Tour for the Cure on Saturday, 7/10/2010,  to receive a complimentary stainless steel re-usable water bottle. 
Enjoy the magic of July!
Alden R. Zove
Cedar Run Landscapes