Viburnum ‘Pink Dawn' shrub

Plant Picks: Pink Dawn
Viburnum ‘Pink Dawn’ (Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’) is an upright, narrow deciduous shrub that is noted for its extremely fragrant and tubular pink flowers. In colder climates, flowers bloom on leafless stems from late winter to early spring, an exciting display showing signs that spring is coming. Narrow toothed leaves emerge in spring with a bronze tint, but mature to a dark green foliage that turns attractive shades of burgundy red in autumn. Flowers give way to red berries that drop late in the fall. This shrub likes well drained soils in full sun or part shade. Locate the shrub in a protected location to prevent loss of spring flower to a hard freeze.


Growing Trends E-Newsletter: January 2018

Designing for Spring
Now that the busy holiday season has passed it is time to get in touch with us about your landscape design needs. Contact Leydon Landscaping to discuss your dream outdoor living space. Whether it’s a cozy outdoor fireplace, a kitchen for warm weather cookouts, a perennial garden to view from your window or a patio to sit with friends and entertain, Leydon Landscaping can assist you. Lighting designs are also available. Using low voltage outdoor lighting allows you to extend your outdoor festivities later into the evening. Whether you want to up light a specimen tree, the front of your house or light up a walkway with path lights we can meet your needs. With a planting, hardscaping or lighting design completed this winter you could have that dream become a reality, and start installing in the spring. Our designer, Noah Downs, can help provide you with ideas and designs to bring color, beauty and excitement to your landscape.

Landscape Value
A recent survey from Houzz shows that more than half the homeowners in the US plan to remodel in the next two years to add value to their homes. However, it’s not the inside that matters most. did a study that suggests landscaping and hardscaping can deliver a high return on investments, as high as 150 percent. That puts the ROI (return on investment) ahead of popular home improvement projects like kitchen and bathroom updates. Home buyers will pay a premium for a nicely landscaped property, especially one that features outdoor living space and elements like fireplaces and finishes in stone or brick. The most popular items being requested by homeowners today are outdoor fireplaces, covered outdoor spaces with kitchen components, stone sitting walls and patios. With today’s homeowners wanting to extend their living area they are choosing to create outdoor living spaces. The American Institute of Architects reported a large increase in outdoor living popularity. The Houzz survey also noticed 70 percent of homeowners want an expert in their field - a sharp contrast to the DIY mentality in the 2000’s. Leydon Landscaping is a company that can provide you with all your outdoor living needs from concept design to completion. We are authorized and certified installers for major hardscaping product manufacturers.

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