Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Season's Greetings and Happy New Year!

With 2016 quickly coming to an end, we'd like to take this time to thank all of our clients for a wonderful year! We know that we wouldn't be where we are without our employees and so we would like to extend our appreciation to all of them. This has been a year of changes for our team at Landesign with the launching of our new software program Aspire. We are confident that the new software will help us to provide even better service.

We are grateful for the wonderful community we live and work in as well as our friends and family without whose support we would not be here.

Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday Season and a year filled with Peace and Prosperity!

Happy Holidays,
John and Denise Fitzgerald
Landesign C&M, Founders

Monday, December 19, 2016

Welcoming Our Newest Client: Auto Pride Car Wash

A warm welcome to Auto Pride Car Wash! Landesign installed the landscape designed by Landscape Architect Mark Bowers at Resource Design. The General Contractor for this project was Nordby Construction.

Drought-tolerant plants including various types of succulents, Mediterranean species, and palms were installed at the College Avenue location as a part of an overall renovation to the site. Auto Pride has a modern and stylish new look with the updated building and Mediterranean landscape design. Next time you're needing a quality car wash, detail, or quick lube head to Auto Pride and check out the landscaping while you wait!

Friday, December 16, 2016

5 Steps to Winter Tree Care

1. Pruning - Winter is the best time to prune. During the winter months, plant material enters a state of dormancy in which it can better tolerate removal of dead branches. Pruning is always more effective when done proactively versus re-actively.

2. Mulching - Applying 2 to 4 inches of mulch just before winter helps regulate the soil temperature. Young tree roots have a tendency to heave up out of the ground with continual freeze-thaw cycles. Mulch also helps conserve soil moisture, prevents weeds, and keeps the organic matter in the soil.

3. Inspecting - Take a look at the roots especially near the tree base for decay. Signs of cracking, swelling, and bark coming off signal a tree that may need to be removed. Insect infestation is also a sign of a failing tree.

4. Bracing for Frost - Our upright evergreens are the most susceptible to ice and becoming brittle. Proper pruning of weak branches is the best defense.

5. Fertilizing - With tree root fertilization, timing is everything. If applied too early, trees may start to use it too soon. November and December are the best months to fertilize for results in Spring.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Warm Welcome to Our New Clients!

A warm welcome to Peterson CAT and North Bay Petroleum in Santa Rosa! We are excited to have the opportunity to provide landscape maintenance services to our neighbors. Both offer a large variety of equipment and services to our area. Click on the company names to learn more!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tips for the Fall Season

Fall is the perfect time to refresh your landscape with new plants! Planting shrubs and trees during this time of year allows the roots to develop to survive the summer heat next year. Add fall color to your landscapes via colorful fall leaves or plants with winter blooms.
  • Schedule Tree Work now before the heavy rains and high winds
  • The rain brings soft soil which is perfect to add bulbs in the ground
  • Protect Hibiscus, Citrus, and frost-tender plants from freezing
  • We've turn off most irrigation systems for the rainy and cold weather season to conserve water
  • We're keeping debris and fallen leaves off of lawn to prevent discoloring of grass
Contact your account manager or the office with any questions or for ideas about fall landscaping. Hope to hear from you!

Click here to learn more about November gardening tips from the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Annual Employee Recognition BBQ

Every year Landesign hosts a company BBQ to celebrate and recognize our staff for their years of service. We had a great turnout of employees and their families, and the weather cleared up just in time for all to enjoy the volleyball court, jumpy house, and excellent authentic Mexican food catered by Los Tres Chiles Restaurant. Coming together to celebrate another year together with our outstanding team is one of our favorite events of the year!
At the BBQ we recognized Bob Cerri's 10 year anniversary at Landesign!

Bob has been instrumental in Landesign's growth, building relationships, and for providing excellent customer service. During his first year our team consisted of 4 landscape crews ... with his help we've quadrupled that!

"I am thankful to be fortunate enough to meet so many kind people over the years." - Bob Cerri

A BIG thank you to all our employees for your contributions this year!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Time for Fall Seasonal Color

Another season has come and gone! Fall brings cool nights and gorgeous colors to Sonoma and Marin County.

This is the perfect time to enhance your curb appeal with bold, eye-catching flowers to bring attention to your entry way and business. A variety of winter-annuals are available, and Landesign can help select the best color and variety for your property.

A few sturdy winter flower choices are:

  • Pansy
  • Chinese Pink (Dianthus)
  • Cyclamen
  • Primrose
  • Snapdragon

Our team of landscape specialists would love the opportunity to discuss the options for your property. Click here to let us know you're interested in learning more ... looking forward to talking with you!

  • To learn more about durable fall and winter annuals from the National Gardening Association click here.
  • To read about garden tips for Sonoma County residents by the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County click here.