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Cedar Run Landscapes News

April  2011

In This Issue
Project of The Month
National Garden Month
Plant of the Month
Koi Shirts for Sale
Free Reusable Water Bottle

Project of the Month



Due to the large scope of work dedicated to this project we will be presenting it in a two part series.  This month's article will showcase the types of hardscaping materials that Cedar Run Landscapes can incorporate into the landscape.  Please read next months issue to learn how our staff took elements from the clients previously owned home and incorporated them into the new landscape plan. 

Corner of House Deck Instilation
Before image during deck installation

At their new home our clients wanted to create outdoor living spaces for their family and friends to enjoy. After installing a deck off the first floor (as seen above) they asked us to create a space that would allow them to better utilize their back entrance.

Patio Walls
Removed Vegetation and Installation of Patio Walls

To begin the backyard transformation Cedar Run Landscapes installed an E.P Henry raised patio directly off the basement door using Coventry Plus Wall Block, Double Sided Coventry Walls, and Coventry Stone 1 Pavers all in Dakota Blend.  

Steps leading to Patio
E.P Henry and Natural Stone Steps with Wall

After the patio walls were complete we began building the steps leading down to the lower part of the backyard. Our design team decided that transitioning from the E.P. Henry pavers into Natural stone slabs would allow us to incorporate the natural stone retaining walls into the steps. By choosing a natural stone color, Colonial Gray, that matched the tones of the E.P. Henry block we were able to switch from pavers to natural stone seamlessly. 

FInished project
Finished Project with Installed Landscaping

If you have a hardscaping project, whether  a patio, steps, or retaining wall, Cedar Run Landscapes can help. As demonstrated in this project we have many options for you to choice from. Please contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your future project.  

National Garden Month

What will you do to help your community?



The National Gardening Association celebrates

National Garden Month each April. The NGA states that

it is important to celebrate this time of year and to

focus on the connection between people and the

natural world. Studies have shown that spending time

outside in a natural environment can improve health

and reduce stress levels. Throughout the country,

events and activities have been organized to unite

people with gardening. Cedar Run Landscapes

is asking you to find a little time this month to celebrate

National Garden Month. There are many things that

you can do such as plant a vegetable garden, visit

a farmers market, or volunteer at a local school's garden.

Click here for more ideas on how to celebrate National

Garden Month.

Prunus 'Okame'

Okame Cherry TreeFlowering Cherry Tree


Height: 15-35 Feet
Spread:20-30 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 6-8

One of the first to bloom in the spring, this flowering cherry tree is prized for its abundant pink blooms. Flowering in late March to mid-April, its

presence will not go unnoticed in any spring garden.

This tree will grow in many soil times as long as it is

in full sun. Its green foliage turns bright orange to

yellow in autumn. The Okame cherry is used mainly

as a specimen plant but can also be used as  a border

or alley. In 1988 it recieved the Gold Medal Plant Award by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society.


Delaware Valley Water Garden Society

Koi shirts available in a variety of styles


The Delaware Valley Water Garden Society, an organization dedicated to water gardening and pond keeping, is selling Kio shirts, available in a variety of styles. Designed by Eric Berg from San Jose CA, the Kio shirts are to help raise awareness of the Society and its desire to unite pond lovers from all over the region.


They will be accepting orders until April 15, with delivery anticipated prior to the end of April. Please click to view the shirts and to print your order form.



April 23rd, Come Celebrate Earth Day Earth Day


Recieve a FREE reusable water bottle.   


In honor of Earth Day, Cedar Run Landscapes would like to invite you to visit our shop and explore our water features and patio displays between 10 and 12 on Saturday April 23rd. Our staff will be available to answer any questions as well as show visitors the various options we have available to help reduce storm water runoff on their properties.



Our Shop is located at 1054 Horsham Rd North Wales, PA 19454, Click for a map. Please stop by between 10 and 12 on Saturday April 23rd and receive a FREE reusable water bottle.  



Now that the tulips and daffodils are blooming, Cedar Run Landscapes is interested in what you, our readers, would like to read in the up coming issues of our newsletter.  Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions that will help us continue to produce interesting and useful content. 


We look forward to seeing you between 10 and 12 on Saturday April 23rd for our Earth Day Celebration.




Alden R. Zove

Cedar Run Landscapes