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Cedar Run Landscapes News
July 2014
We Can Help with Your Lawn
Front Yard Makeover
Drought Tolerant Natives
Unique Rain Garden

Disappointed with Your Lawn?

 Improve the Appearance this Fall, Start Now  

Dethatcher pulling up extra thatch 

f your lawn has lost its luster, a lawn restoration may be what it needs this fall. The deterioration of a lawn can be due to many issues, such as drought, poor drainage, soil compaction, disease, thatch buildup, too much shade, or infestations of weeds and insects. Our first step in your lawn restoration will be to determine the cause of its deterioration.

In most cases aeration, fertilizer, overseeding, lime and water will be all that is needed to heal your lawn.  However, if 50% or more of your lawn has turned brown or weedy, it is time to do a full  renovation. Cedar Run Landscapes can

Lawn after aerated  

help your lawn regain that green vigor. 


 For a full renovation we will, 

  • Soil Test
  • Spray to eliminate weeds
  • 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      


Click the links below to learn more about lawn care:

 Residential Lawn Management

 Lawn Care


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

Project of the Month

Front Yard Makeover 


This two day project exhibits how simple replacements and additions to the front of a home can dramatically improve curb appeal. The home owner wanted a low maintenance evergreen garden with room to add seasonal interest with annuals. Also included in this project, energy efficient LED landscape lighting was installed to extend the home owners enjoyment of the garden into the evening.


Finished landscaping with small water feature in front of bay window


Our crew is just beginning to remove unwanted plant material 
Bed preparation prior to installing a kousa dogwood, liriope, boxwoods, cherry laurels, and coral bells.
Finished landscape bed.

 If you like what you see here, contact us to schedule a time to meet at your home and we can discuss how to transform your landscape.


Plant of the Month

 Drought Tolerant Natives


With the heat of the summer settling in, my mind migrates to those plants that will happily thrive during our hot humid days. I want to share a few, for those of you who may have a place where only the toughest can survive.


Myrica pennsylvanica , common bayberry


This semi-evergreen shrub proves versatile in the garden. The upright, round shrub will grow 5-10 feet tall. Although its spring flowers are not easily seen, the common bayberry has fragrant foliage and stems. In the fall clusters of gray blue fruit with a waxy coating appear. These berry like fruits attract wildlife and provide winter interest.  






Asclepias tuberose, butterfly weed  


This long-lived perennial is a go to for butterfly lovers. The Asclepias species provides food for monarch butterfly larva. The bright orange yellow flowers have a long bloom time from late spring throughout the summer and also provide nectar for other butterflies and insects. Growing 2.5 feet high and 1.5 wide, butterfly weed prefers sun to part shade. This plant can be used in a naturalized setting such as a meadow or used in a container, foundation, massing, rock garden or as a specimen.  











Magnolia virginiana, sweet bay magnolia   



This slender tree or shrub will grow an average 15-20 feet high and has beautiful flowers. The cup-shaped and fragrant blooms emerge mid spring and may periodically bloom throughout the summer months. Flowers turn into bright red cone shade seeds attracting wildlife while also creating interest in the fall. This is an excellent specimen tree that should be near an area where one can access the sweet smell of its blooms.


Unique Rain Garden

Mitigating Stormwater Runoff  


An increasing number of home owners are coming to Cedar Run Landscapes with questions regarding how to solve their storm water problems. One of the simplest ways of doing this is to create a rain garden. To see our most recent rain garden project from start to finish, head over to our blog.  
We hope you enjoyed this month's newsletter. E-mail us with any suggestions for our future newsletters.



Kaitlyn Dibble