What's New


This 'What's New' page is quite a bit different than our last.  Our last 'What's New' page showed photos of rain as we were still in a period of record rain and days without sun.  We are now experiencing a need for rain.  Weather patterns sure can change fast.  Anyone without an irrigation system is experiencing grass conditions bordering on drought stress.  Luckily nighttime temperatures are going down and plants are managing to cope.

Our installation crew recently attended the Van Berkum open house.  Garden and sales area tours were enjoyed by all and the complimentary barbecue and buffet made the event that much more enjoyable at the end of a hard day of work.

Early Fall color is beginning to show up on the Red Maples in boggy areas as is always the case this time of year.  One of the earliest photo op's is always along route 28 in Alton near, but on the other side of the highway from Saint Catherine Drexel.  There is a row of bright red Red Maples that you can't miss as you ride along that stretch of road.

Although Fall Webworm webs are obvious, the Fall Webworms are near the end of feeding.  Viburnum Leaf Beetles are still active and will continue to feed until the first frost.  We have been successful in keeping these harmful insects in check.  Properties that did nothing had many varieties of Viburnums completely defoliated.  Lacebugs also remain active.  We have been real successful in keeping damage to a minimum this year.  This insect has increased in pervasiveness over the past ten years and has wreaked havoc on the appearance of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, particularly in sunny areas.

I'll leave you with an interesting note I found in the Weekly Market Bulletin about maintaining cut flowers.  As an alternative to commercial floral preservatives, make your own by dissolving 4 heaping teaspoons of cane sugar and 2 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar in one quart of warm water.  Another sample mix that works for many types of flowers is to use the soft drink Sprite diluted with an equal part of water. 

Carroll County Landscape, Inc.   P.O. Box 237  Wolfeboro Falls, NH  03896   Phone:  (603) 569-2013  Fax:  (603) 569-2013