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Cedar Run Landscapes News

August 2011

In This Issue:
Landscape, Hardscape & Water Features
Fall Lawn Restoration
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
Project of the Month
Rehabilitate Your Landscape

Landscape, Hardscape & Water Features

What Cedar Run Landscapes Does


Cedar Run Landscapes is a professional, full-service landscaping  company. Our knowledgeable and certified staff provides customers with the highest quality of workmanship, pulling together your vision, lifestyle and budget to create an outdoor space that is right for you. Many of our projects transform our customers properties with a combination of lush landscaping, outdoor lighting, interesting walkway and patios or soothing water features. Below are many of the services we provide.


Landscape Services:

  • Creating New Garden Beds
  • Rain Gardens
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Foundation Plantings
  • Screening
  • Native Trees, Shrubs & Perennials
  • Annuals & Bulbs

 Hardscaping Services:

  • Natural Stone and Paver Walks,                  Patios & Walls
  • Permeable Patios
  • Paver Cleaning
  • Repair

 Water Feature Services:

  • Ecosystem Ponds
  • Pondless Waterfalls
  • Standalone Fountains
  • Rainwater Harvesting Systems
  • Water Garden Containers
  • Pond and Water Feature Maintenance

 We also maintain and rehabilitate existing landscapes. These services include lawn care, bed maintenance and mulching, pruning, transplanting, removing overgrown and diseased plants, and re-working mature landscapes. Proper care of your landscape will protect the investment

of your most important asset- your home.

Fall Lawn Restoration

Improving Your Lawn Appearance


Fall is approaching and it is about time to renovate that tired, worn out lawn. A lawn restoration allows you to improve your lawn without removing the existing turf. If your lawn has significant browning or dead spots it is time to do a full renovation. Cedar Run Landscapes can help you regain a healthy green lush lawn.  

For a full renovation we will,


Close up of an aerator at work


  • Dethatch - removing the thick living and dead organic layer between your lawn and soil to prevent disease and pests
  • Aerate - providing space for air, water and nutrients to easily move to the grass roots
  • Slit Seed - planting lawn seed mechanically by slitting the soil, depositing seed and firming soil to set the seeds in place.
  • Fertilize - using a special formula to help you lawn thrive while minimizing runoff contamination 



Please contact Cedar Run Landscapes if you are interested in a fall lawn restoration by e-mail by call 215-653-0707

Cornus mas 'Golden Glory'

 Cornelian Cherry Dogwood 


Average Height: 15-20 ft.

Average Spread: 15-20 ft.

Hardiness Zone: 4-7


This drought tolerant, deciduous tree produces showy yellow flowers from mid February into March.

Its exfoliating bark provides winter interest while its cherry red edible fruits help attract birds in the fall.

With a more upright habit than the other Cornus mas cultivars, this attractive tree is disease and pest resistant. Cornelian Cherry Dogwood can be used in the landscape as a specimen or as a border planting. Due to its urban tolerance it may also be used in a city park or streetscape.  

Project of the Month

Converting a side yard into a woodland oasis


Last month we converted a side yard with poor lawn performance into a woodland garden as well as addressed a drainage problem. For many years our customer attempted to grow turf in this area with little success.

Before Image

Before image of project area

They also had been struggling with a low lying area that collected water after rainstorms. To solve the drainage issue we installed two drainage wells to capture surface water. These wells were then connected to a drain pipe, allowing rain water to drain away from the area.


drainage wells
Drainage Wells

To complete the woodland garden our crew first removed the existing turf and tiled a layer of nutrient rich soil into the compacted native soils. Because we were extending the garden bed along the side of the home, there was a need to install a pathway. The pathway was constructed using Pennsylvania Bluestone steppers.

After image
Image of completed project

A mix of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials, ferns, and ground covers were then planted. The plant material was chosen to help provide seasonal interest and  be deer resistant. After all the plants were installed our crew finished the job by mulching the bed with double ground natural wood mulch.

Rehabilitate Your Landscape

 Helping you get your garden back in shape


The summer turned up the heat and with the little rain we received this season many gardens are looking quite drab. When drought plagues the landscape, plants not suited for the conditions they are in will quickly show signs of stress. Continuous stress lowers plant performance and  severe stress may even kill the plant. stressed leaves


To limit plant stress it is important to make sure plants are located in the right place. Placing plants in the proper conditions will lower your maintenance needs and offer you a healthy flourishing landscape. Cedar Run Landscapes applies the "right plant, right place"  principle by understanding site conditions such as light and water availability, soil type, and weather extremes. With certified horticulturist and landscape technicians we can assure you that we will recommend plant material that will thrive in your garden.


Now is a great time to begin planning your garden make over this fall. It may be that you have lost an important tree specimen in your garden or  you'd like to transplant a few plants to a more suitable area.  Either way we can help with your landscape needs and remember Fall is for Planting.


If you have noticed that your garden has taken a hit this summer, Cedar Run Landscapes is here to help. Please contact us by e-mail or call at 215-653-0707.

We hope you enjoy receiving your monthly newsletters. Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or suggestions for our upcoming issues.




Alden R. Zove


Cedar Run Landscapes