Landscape Design & Contracting, Inc.

Summer Greetings
Issue 2
August 2010
In This Issue
About Us
Greetings from Barry
6 Tips for the Best Perennial Border
Current Events

About Us

Award winning and formally trained landscape design/build firm providing services from design concept to complete installation.

We undertake a variety of projects from small to large sites and from country to contemporary gardens.

All of our projects receive personal attention and unique designs to fit your lifestyle. 

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In this issue, we have some great information on how you can make the most out of your perennial border throughout the season by following 6 simple tips.  We also have some exciting news to update you on under Current Events.

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Six Tips for the Best Perennial Border 

Is your perennial border looking a little tired? Is the weeding getting out of control? Do your plants need to be deadheaded, shaped and pruned? But, not hacked into some artificial shape (like a ball or a square...yuck!). Knowing how to plant, what plants to choose, and how to care for the garden and landscape does not have to be that difficult.  Your garden can be full of color and seasonal interest.  Items to consider:


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1) Deadheading/Pruning: 
Go beyond the flower to the second or lower node to promote continued growth throughout the season.

2) Weeds:  For cleaner looking planting beds, apply weed control 3 times throughout the season to reduce/eliminate those pesky weeds.  Cultivate regularly to kill off germinating weed seeds.

3) Extending Color and Seasonal Interest: Incorporate colorful plantings that bloom at different times throughout the season.

4) Long Lasting Perennials:  Plant long blooming perennials such as Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan), Nepeta and Perovskia (Russian Sage).

5) Low Maintenance Solutions: Choose new hybrid plants that are disease resistant and less susceptible to insects.

6) Add Structure: Add evergreen and deciduous plantings in the perennial border and throughout the garden to create form.

For more helpful hints on how to make your perennial borders pop and specifics on planting ideas, please don't hesitate to contact Barry!

Current Events

With great enthusiasm, we are pleased to announce that Barry Block Landscape Design was featured in HouseHampton, a captivating photographic collection of 21 new homes and landscapes of the Hamptons in the 21st century!

Hired to design and carry out the home's beautifully executed landscape, Barry worked closely with the client and the builder on this classic Hampton Style garden. The architecture of the home was complemented with a simple yet elegant design, creating an estate-like felling of being open and sprawling. This award-winning project was featured in both local and national publications.

For pictures of this project, visit "english country" in the portfolio section of our website.
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