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The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Little Rocket Ligularia

Little Rocket Ligularia Herbaceous perennial Yellow flowers in mid-to-late summer 3-4’ tall and wide Can tolerate wet soils Anyone can find plants that bloom in spring and thrive in full sun, but we want to enjoy our landscaping all summer long. The late-blooming Little Rocket Ligularia is a perfect solution. It is native to wooded

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straw erosion netting

Straw Erosion Netting and Successful Lawn Germination

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. While we understand that it’s intended as a moral lesson – a reminder to appreciate what we have because if we get caught up in comparisons, we will never be satisfied…. But our landscaping crews can confirm that sometimes the

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northern sea oats grass

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Northern Sea Oats Grass

Northern Sea Oats Grass Ornamental grass Very adaptable Foliage resembles bamboo leaves Very unique seed heads There isn’t much that Northern Sea Oats Grass can’t do. It thrives in moist sites, but it can tolerate dry soils. It loves full sun, but can tolerate some shade. It grows tall enough to conceal an outdoor HVAC

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dragon's eye pine

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Dragon’s Eye Pine

Dragon’s Eye Pine Ornamental evergreen tree Banding of yellow and green in the needles resemble a dragon’s eye Exfoliating bark Grows in an irregular habit From the tips of its needles to the bark on its trunk, every part of the Dragon’s Eye Pine is distinct. When viewed as a whole, the Dragon’s Eye Pine

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The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Little Lime Hydrangea

Little Lime Hydrangea Deciduous shrub Whitish green summer flowers that turn pinkish in fall Sturdy stems great for flower cuttings Smaller form of the popular Limelight Hydrangea The hard truth is that not everyone has a green thumb. If you’ve struggled to keep plants alive in the past or if you’re just looking for a

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CVTS-L mulch

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Mulch This Season

Mulching calls to mind images of pitch forks, wheelbarrows and being out in the hot sun for hours. But the challenge of mulching isn’t just the labor. Mulching needs to be guided by a strategy that factors in potential intrusions (grass and weeds) without jeopardizing the health of your trees. Aesthetically, mulch adds clean lines

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caesar's brother iris

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Caesar’s Brother Iris

Caesar’s Brother Iris Herbaceous perennial Thrives in moist soils Dark purple spring blooms Grows to approx. 2.5-3.0 feet tall By the time May comes around, so many plants are in bloom that even the prettiest of them can get lost in the landscape. The Caesar’s Brother Iris is a perennial late bloomer whose dark purple

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Tricolor Beech

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Tricolor Beech

Tricolor Beech Deciduous tree Purple and pink variegated leaves Foliage is most vibrant and dramatic in spring with its new growth Orange/Copper fall leaf color This attention-getter is in its full glory during April and May when its purple and pink variegated leaves are coming out. The new leaves of the Tricolor Beech are bright

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spider lift emerald ash borer

The Spider Lift Versus the Emerald Ash Borer

We first started calling attention to the threat posed by the Emerald Ash Borer on this blog way back in 2012 when we advised people that “success is ultimately determined by both tree condition and treating the tree before it is challenged by EAB.” We continued tracking it on the blog through 2013 when it

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mount airy fothergilla

The CVTS-L Landscaping Plant Guide: Mount Airy Fothergilla

Mount Airy Fothergilla Deciduous shrub White early spring flowers that look like cotton balls, before foliage breaks Orange and red fall leaf color Deep blue-green leaves If you are thinking about spring flowers, you would do well to consider the Mount Airy Fothergilla. That’s when this shrub produces its beautiful white flowers, which are said

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CVTS-L Profile: Allie Wilson, Landscape Intern

When Allie Wilson was looking for a summer job in her field, her advisor referred her to Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping. Wilson was a freshman with a love of all things outdoors who was working towards her Associate’s degree in Forestry at Penn State Mont Alto. Her two summers as a Landscape Intern

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artificial turf

Fake Grass – Real Problem Solving: The Decision to use Artificial Turf

It was initially the client’s idea to use artificial turf, and admittedly, we were skeptical. However, the closer we looked at property within the context of the larger project, the more inevitable it seemed. We were talking about a strip of grass – maybe five feet wide – between two multi-story buildings. There was little-to-no

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Franklin County, PA

Chambersburg: (717) 263-8657
Greencastle: (717) 597-9700
Waynesboro: (717) 765-4624

Cumberland County, PA

Carlisle: (717) 249-8443
Camp Hill: (717) 761-0204

Maryland Locations

Frederick County: (301) 663-0061
Washington County: (301) 714-0130

Additional PA Locations

Adams County: (717) 337-9128
Dauphin County: (717) 545-1005

West Virginia Locations

Berkeley Springs: (304) 913-3126

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