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Cayuga Landscape Company

 2712 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
607-257-3000 (p)
607-257-5242 (f)
www.cayugalandscape.com
info@cayugalandscape.com

We Are Still Open! Garden Center hours:

Our hours will be posted in March 2017 when we re-open.

 

 

 Our Business and Landscaping Offices  are open even over the winter Monday to Friday, 8 to 4.  Stop by or call us to discuss a potential landscape design and other work.

Welcome to Cayuga Landscape Company!.

Inviting walkways, outdoor rooms, banks of blooms: Let us design your garden retreat.

For 34 years our mission has been to create and maintain imaginative and sustainable landscapes in Tompkins County, NY, including complete site development and garden creation for your home and for our community green spaces. To support this mission we operate the following divisions:

Garden Center

We are your complete source for all garden plants, gifts, and horticultural materials.    We

Knockout Roses in our Garden Center

are also a specialist nursery in deer-resistant plants and therefore stock  an extensive list of boxwoods, hellebores, and other deer-proof plants.  We have a huge selection of large trees of all kinds… especially native shade, flowering, and evergreen trees grown at our own nursery on Bundy Road in the Town of  Ithaca.  Our staff of horticultural zealots are professionally trained and eager to help you select the right plant for the right site.  So come stroll through our delightfully diverse selection at our pastoral site high above Cayuga Lake.  You’ll find us only 2 miles north of Rt. 13 on North Triphammer Rd.

Residential Design-Build Landscape Service

Deck with Lattice Fencing

Whether you need a design for your entire home environment or for a small construction or planting project, we are poised to help.

Our four estimators are talented garden designers or landscape architects… and all four of us have degrees in Landscape Architecture. We do not decorate your house but instead create true environments…. from the initial house-siting, grading, and drainage to the final sodding, planting, and garden lighting.   Entry courtyards, backyard rooms, rain gardens, groves, and meadows are just a few of the potential features we may create for you.  Our landscape planting and construction crews have extensive experience creating retaining walls, terraces, walkways, stairways, pillars, fences, gates, lawns, gardens,  pools, landscape lighting, French drains, and more.  Many are either CNLPs (Certified  Nursery-Landscape Professionals) or ICPI graduates (International Concrete Paver Institute).  Let us design your garden retreat!  Please call to meet one of our estimators:  David Fernandez, Christian Gruber, Elizabeth Prugh, or Pat Dutt.

Residential Grounds Maintenance Landscape Service

You can leave all the garden maintenance for your property in our hands.  Our horticulture team will mow and trim your lawn or meadow, care for your garden beds and plantings,

Cornell University President’s Residence

scout for insect and disease pests, and protect your plantings from the ravages of deer and rodents.  We leave your property neat and tidy after every visit.  Mowing, for Cayuga Landscape, includes blowing debris off all your paved surfaces.  Our most popular horticultural service plan is for 4 seasonal visits:  spring cleanup and mulching, summer pruning and bed care, fall cleanup, and finally winter protection.  Please see our Spring and Fall Checklists to review our typical services.

Commercial and Civic Landscape Service 

Cornell University Weill Hall Planting

We have an extensive resume of successfully completed projects with some of the top General Contractors in the Northeast.  Completed projects at Cornell University include:  Milstein Hall, Weill Hall, Bailey Plaza, Tiger Glen Garden designed by Marc Peter Keane, Cornell Plantations Welcome Center, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Other community projects over the years have included the entire Tompkins County Airport and many of the new landscapes at the Cayuga Medical Center.

We have extensive experience with large tree moving, green roof installation, rain gardens, sports turf fields, timber stairways and wall, Unilock retaining walls and pavers, and with stone and carpentry work.

Tompkins Country Airport Entry Garden

We have the resources to meet your critical deadlines:  an experienced staff of fifty, a fleet of 30 vehicles, a dozen pieces of heavy equipment, and, in addition we have specialized equipment such as rock-hounds, hydroseeders and treespades.

 

Farm and Nursery

Autumn Blaze Maples at Bundy Road Farm

We grow almost all the trees we sell at our 25-acre Bundy Road farm on Ithaca’s West Hill.   Our trees are naturally acclimated to your growing conditions here in Tompkins County and are transplanted with a minimum of stress to the tree.  We operate a separate 90 acre farm which produces hay and sustainable forest products, such as natural black locust fence posts, riven maple picket fencing, cleft oak gates, woven wood hurdles and more.

 

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Seasonal Letter

March 26, 2016

Spring Greetings!

While cutting willow wands from the coppiced thickets at our West Hill farm in today’s strong sun, I am bathed by layers of sound.  I hear the insistent and plaintive paired notes, “pere! pere!”, of the tiny gray crested bird, the Tufted Titmouse, and the abrupt “kuk, kuk, kuk” of a red-crested Pileated Woodpecker high in the nearby hickory, and underlying it all is the faint frenzied chorus of the Spring Peepers, tiny Chorus Frogs, croaking in the low marsh of sedges and rushes.  The Phoebe, wagging its tail on the low branch, and the Song Sparrow, cheerfully singing its heart out in the gray dogwood hedgerow, have only just returned this week.

And each warm day brings new blooms too, some almost invisible at first.  The silvery Quaking Aspen groves are in full flower, and the profuse pendulous catkins look luminous when backlit by the sun.  The blossoms of our native red maple softly illuminate patches of hillside with their subtle red tints.  All over Ithaca, the golden-blooming Cornelian Cherries, which are actually hardy Asian dogwood trees, not cherry trees, have just fully opened this weekend. The mad rush of Spring is upon us and it’s time to enjoy our gardens once again.

Our clients often ask:  “what is the ideal time to prune ornamental trees and shrubs and to clip back ornamental grasses and perennials?”  Except for those woody plants such as lilac,

rhododendron, or dogwood, that carry their flower buds through the winter, the best time to prune is now in April, before all the new growth emerges.  While pruning, our trained staff will scout your garden for problems and suggest the best controls. Wherever possible, we will recommend organic practices to control pests, practices that will not harm bees and other pollinators.   For example, by shearing boxwoods in early spring, you will reduce the numbers of over-wintering larvae of the boxwood leaf-miner and may not need to use pesticides.

In addition to maintaining your home landscape, we can design all types of garden, transformations and improvements for you: vividly colorful perennial gardens, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, wildflower meadows, native plantings, stone walls, brick-paver walks and terraces, garden lighting, pools and fountains, drainage features, entry courts, outdoor rooms, and more.  I invite you to call for one of our estimators or designers or to visit our website: cayugalandscape.com.

You may enjoy visiting our garden center for inspiration and for garden advice… and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff.  Currently we are featuring “bare root woody plants,” which are plants grown in the Willamette Valley and shipped to us in March without a pot or rootball.  With this economical horticultural technique the cost of shipping is reduced and the root systems are much larger.   The cost is lower, success is high, but you must plant them in by the end of April.

We also supply landscape material from our sustainably managed Enfield Farm Forest.  In addition to seasoned firewood, we have examples of riven maple picket fencing, cleft oak gates, woven hazel and willow hurdles, black locust posts and rails, sinuous log benches, and other items crafted in the long tradition of greenwoods workers.

Please return the enclosed Spring Service Request or just call or email.  We appreciate your feedback about the service we have provided to you in the past.  Let us know how we can improve our service for you.  We appreciate your past business and hope that we may continue to provide efficient, professional landscape services for your home.

Sincerely,

David Fernandez

President

Cell:  327-0243,  E-mail: dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

For more information, please call or email me or our other Estimator/Designers

Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

NEW Cell:  882-3544,     E-mail: cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator, Permaculturalist, & Project Administrator (U. Houston, MS Geology, CNLP*) 257-3000, E-mail:  pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

Douglass Bennett, Hardscape Manager (CNLP*)

Cell:  327-1064  E-mail: dbennett@cayugalandscape.com

Bill Thomas, DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator

Cell:  280-7052 E-mail: bthomas@cayugalandscape.com

Or for garden and plant protection questions, you may also call our garden center staff:

Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager and (CNLP*) (SUNY Forestry, BS, CNLP*)

257-3000, E-mail: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Horticulturalist, (CNLP*), (SUNY Finger Lakes College, Horticulture)

257-3000, pwilson@cayugalandscape.com

Or for our office staff:

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager

257-3000, Email: jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

*CNLP, acronym for Certified Nursery Landscape Professional… through the New York Nursery Landscape Association. Awarded based on extensive examination of horticultural practice and plant identification based on winter twig characteristics.

 

October 23, 2015

Greetings,        

Here in the hedgerow, above the long green field, the Sugar Maple glows gold with a sudden flash of sun.  But a shadow soon falls from the dark scudding clouds that are blowing along with the west wind.  Streams of black crows are blowing along too, toward their winter roosts, I presume.  The moods of autumn are fleeting.  This is a time of unveiling too.  Here are the gleaming purple leaves of the Gray Dogwood, hidden all year by overhanging Honeysuckle, and here is the scarlet Virginia Creeper, now apparent in the very tops of the giant Black Locusts, and here a late-blooming Aster which seems to glow amidst the browning Goldenrod.  In our gardens, it is time to take stock, to rake and to blow, and to tidy up before winter is upon us.

After the long winter we will all crave color in our gardens.  Wouldn’t swaths of bright yellow daffodils, sheets of purple crocus, and masses of vivid pink tulips give us pleasure?  This is the time to plant these deer-resistant, easy-to-grow, and affordable Dutch flower bulbs.  November is also our peak month for fall tree planting.  There is still time to find a niche for a flowering tree, such as a Japanese Double Pink Weeping Cherry, a Celestial Dogwood, or a Purple Prince Crabapple.  Our garden center has an extensive display of these and more.

Leaves are falling fast, so please return the enclosed Fall Checklist, or call us and we’ll fill out the checklist with you over the phone. If you use the checklist, please add your preferred phone number, email address, and any special instructions. Also, please let us know your preference for leaf disposal: on-site compost piles, curbside pickup, or Cayuga Landscape haul-away.  We look forward to leaving you with a tidy and well-protected landscape, safe from animal marauders and winter weather.  Thank you for your business!

 

Sincerely,

David Fernandez, President

Cell:  327-0243,  dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

Estimator/Designers

Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator, MLA Landscape Architecture, Cornell, CNLP, NEW Cell:  609-882-3544, cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

Liz Prugh, Landscape Designer and Estimator, MLA Landscape Architecture, Cornell, CNLP, lprugh@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator and Project Administrator, BA Colgate, MS U. Houston, Geosciences, Special Interest in Permaculture and Edible Landscapes, CNLP,   pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

Doug Bennett, Project Manager, CNLP, dbennett@cayugalandscape.com

Garden Center Staff

Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager, Forest Tree Specialist, BS Syracuse School of Forestry, CNLP

E-mail: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Horticulturalist, pwilson@cayugalandscape.com, CNLP

Office Staff

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager, 257-3000, jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

Courtney Waterman, Office Assistant 257-3000 cwaterman@caayugalandscape.com

 

March 28, 2015

Spring Greetings!

I spied a patch of shining gold on the sunny slope above the melting drift; it was Winter Aconite, madly blooming in the cold afternoon sun.  In a flash, long-forgotten memories of spring crowded in my mind… the warm pungent odor of earth and compost, the spicy scent of early Bodnant Viburnums in bloom, the dazzling sight of a diaphanous cloud of pink enveloping our Hally Jolivette Cherry trees, and the feeling of being in a greening woodland listening to lyrical thrush song, high aloft.   Proust had his madeleines, but I prefer my Winter Aconites.  These tiny golden-flowered bulbs, along with Snowdrops, are the first spring plants to bloom and they presage a flood of flowers to follow: sheets of yellow daffodils, ranks of red tulips, and clusters of blue hyacinths.  They will be a joy after this astonishingly long, frigid, tough winter!

April is the ideal time to prune ornamental trees and shrubs and to clip back ornamental grasses and perennials.  This year, in particular, we will look for signs of girdling by rodents or browsing by deer.  Early intervention can often save valuable plants.  While pruning, our trained staff will scout your garden for pests, such as insect larvae or disease pathogens, and suggest the best controls.  Wherever possible, we will recommend organic practices to control pests, practices that will not harm bees and other pollinators.

Christian Gruber, Liz Prugh, and I can design all types of garden transformations and improvements: vividly colorful perennial gardens, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, wildflower meadows, native plantings, stone walls, brick-paver walks and terraces, garden lighting, pools and fountains, drainage features, entry courts, outdoor rooms, and more.  I invite you to visit our website:  cayugalandscape.com.

Please visit our garden center for more inspiration and for garden advice… and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff, led by Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager. As a “Specialist Nursery” in deer-resistant plants we will have an especially broad selection of Hellebores, Boxwood, Spirea, Mint family plants, and others.  We also have an excellent selection of trees such as Heritage River Birch, Autumn Blaze Maple, Japanese Tree Lilac, Red Oak, and many others that we grow ourselves here in Tompkins County.

We also supply landscape material from our sustainably managed Enfield Farm Forest.  In addition to seasoned firewood, we have examples of riven maple picket fencing, cleft oak gates, woven hazel hurdles, black locust posts and rails, sinuous log benches, and other items crafted in the long tradition of greenwoods workers.

Click  here for the Spring Checklist. We appreciate your feedback about the service we have provided to you in the past.  Let us know how we can improve our service for you.  We appreciate your past business and hope that we may continue to provide efficient, professional landscape services for your home.

Sincerely,

David Fernandez

President

Cell:  327-0243, E-mail: dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

For more information, please call or email me or our other Estimator/Designers

 

Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

NEW Cell:  882-3544, E-mail: cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

 Liz Prugh, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

Phone:  257-3000, Email: lprugh@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator, Permaculturalist, & Project Administrator (U. Houston, MS Geology, CNLP*)

257-3000, E-mail: pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

Douglass Bennett, Hardscape Manager (CNLP*)

Cell:  327-1064, E-mail: dbennett@cayugalandscape.com

Bill Thomas, DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator

Cell:  280-0986, E-mail: bthomas@cayugalandscape.com

 Or for garden and plant protection questions, you may also call our garden center staff:

Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager and (SUNY Forestry, BS, CNLP*)

257-3000, E-mail: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Horticulturalist, (SUNY Finger Lakes College, Horticulture, CNLP*)

257-3000, pwilson@cayugalandscape.com

Or for our office staff:

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager

257-3000, Email: jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

*CNLP, acronym for Certified Nursery Landscape Professional, awarded by the New York Nursery Landscape Association for those passing an extensive examination of horticultural practice and plant identification based on winter twig characteristics.

 

October 23, 2014

Greetings,        

On this autumn day of dazzling sun, the golden leaves from the massive Tulip Poplar trees outside my window are swirling down against vivid blue skies.  The foliage of the Full Moon Japanese Maples is backlit and intensely crimson. The brilliantly red leaves of the Autumn Blaze Maples have mostly fallen and lie in windrows on the green lawn, blowing about.   All these are reminders that I have been remiss in sending out our Fall Checklist.

This is still an ideal time to plant for spring color.  Look at your garden with a sharp eye and imagine some new swaths of yellow daffodils, crowds of crocus, and congregations of regal purple Alliums.  These are deer resistant, easy to grow, and affordable.  Or perhaps there’s a corner for a flowering tree, such as Snow Fountain weeping cherry, Stellar Pink Dogwood, or a Minnesota Redbud.  Our garden center has an extensive display of these and more.

Leaves are falling fast, so please return the Fall Checklist, or call us and we’ll fill out the checklist with you over the phone. If you use the checklist, please add your preferred phone number, email address, and any special instructions. Also, please let us know your preference for leaf disposal: on-site compost piles, curbside pickup, or Cayuga Landscape haul-away.  We look forward to leaving you with a tidy and well-protected landscape, safe from animal marauders and winter weather.  Thank you for your business!

Sincerely,

David Fernandez, President

Cell:  327-0243, E-mail: dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

Estimator/Designers

Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator, MLA Landscape Architecture, Cornell

Cell:  609-276-3392, E-mail: cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

Liz Prugh, Landscape Designer and Estimator, MLA Landscape Architecture, Cornell

E-mail: lprugh@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator and Project Administrator, BA Colgate, MS U. Houston, Geosciences, Special Interest in Permaculture and Edible Landscapes, E-mail:  pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

Doug Bennett, Project Manager, dbennett@cayugalandscape.com

 Garden Center Staff

Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager, Forest Tree Specialist, BS Syracuse School of Forestry, E-mail: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Horticulturalist, pwilson@cayugalandscape.com

Deb Lampman, Horticulturalist and Master Gardener

Office Staff

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager

257-3000, E-mail: jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

Melissa Elliot, Project Administrator, MLA in Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia

 

Spring Greetings!                                                                                  March 24, 2014

Last week, on the first full day of spring, I was pruning trees at our Bundy Road farm when I heard what sounded like the faint sound of barking dogs… high aloft over our fields.

Looking up at the mosaic of scudding clouds and blue sky, I could see the ghostly shapes of Snow Geese, white with black wing tips, forming huge flocks heading north.  Several thousand passed over during the afternoon.  Our nursery was still encrusted with snow, except for the bare south-facing slopes where dozens of robins pecked earnestly at the thawing stubble.  Bluebirds churred softly from the hedgerow hawthorns and a few solitary snowdrops sunned themselves by my little dacha.  These were strong signs of spring.  Soon we will be seeing banks of golden daffodil bells nodding against green grass, clouds of cherry and service-berry blooming madly, and sprouts of all types pushing up through the warming earth.   Despite appearances, the long tough winter is over!

April is the ideal time for dormant pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs and clipping back of ornamental grasses and perennials.  While pruning, our trained staff will scout your garden for pests, such as insect larvae or disease pathogens.   Our staff is trained to identify pests so that we can notify you and take action before any pest becomes a serious problem.

Wherever possible, we will recommend organic practices to control pests… practices that will not harm bees and other pollinators.  We will also look for signs of winter damage or animal browsing.  Early intervention can often save a valuable plant.

Christian Gruber, Liz Prugh and I can design all types of garden transformations and improvements: vividly colorful perennial gardens, fruit tree orchards, wildflower meadows, native plantings, rain gardens, stone walls, brick terraces, Uni-lock installations, garden lighting, pools and fountains, drainage features, entry courts, outdoor rooms, and more.  Feel free to peruse the website.

Please visit our garden center for more inspiration and for garden advice… and meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff:  Melissa Cox, Garden Center Manager; Kerry Dillon, Assistant Garden Center Manager; and Gerry Towne, Horticulturalist.   As a “Specialist Nursery” in deer-resistant plants, we have an especially broad selection of Hellebores, Boxwood, Spirea, Mint family plants and others.  We also have an excellent selection of trees such as Heritage River Birch, Autumn Blaze Maple, and Shumards Red Oak, which we grow ourselves here in Tompkins County.

We also supply landscape material from our sustainably managed Enfield Farm Forest.  In addition to seasoned firewood, we have examples of riven maple picket fencing, riven oak gates, woven hazel hurdles, black locust posts and rails, sinuous log benches, and other items crafted in the long tradition of greenwoods workers.

Please return the enclosed Spring Service Request or just call or e-mail.  We continue to focus on lean management, despite increases in employee health insurance, fuel, and other costs. We appreciate your past business and hope that we may continue to provide efficient, professional landscape services for your home.

We also appreciate any feedback or suggestions about the service we have provided to you in the past.  Thank you for your business over the past years.  We look forward to meeting your landscape needs this spring and in the future.

Sincerely,

David Fernandez

President

Cell:  327-0243, E-mail: dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

For more information, please call or e-mail me or our other Estimator/Designers:

 Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

Cell:  609-276-3392, E-mail: cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

 Liz Prugh, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

Phone:  257-3000, E-mail:  lprugh@cayugalandscape.com

Douglass Bennett, Hardscape Manager (CNLP*)

Cell:  327-1064, E-mail: dbennett@cayugalandscape.com

 Or for garden and plant protection questions, you may also call our garden center staff:

Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager, Horticulturist and Staff Forester, (SUNY Forestry, BS, CNLP*)

257-3000, E-mail: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Senior Horticulturist, (FLCC, AAS Horticulture), (Kew Gardens, London UK Internship)

Phone: 607-257-3000   Email: pwilson@cayugalandscape.com

Or for our office staff:

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager

257-3000, E-mail: jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator, Permaculturist, & Project Administrator (U. Houston, MS Geology, CNLP*)

257-3000, E-mail:  pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

*CNLP, acronym for Certified Nursery Landscape Professional… through the New York Nursery Landscape Association. Awarded based on extensive examination of horticultural practice and plant identification based on winter twig characteristics.

March 29, 2013

Spring Greetings!

We have yet to see banks of jaunty daffodils, clouds of magnolia blossoms, or the pendulous greening twigs of weeping willows, which by this same date last year had illuminated Ithaca’s gardens.  But with early bloom came the threat of frosts and flower bud damage.  So the wan sun and chill air of this March are in one sense a comfort and will not stop the tide of spring.  Drifts of tiny bulbs, such as white snowdrops and saffron winter aconite, are already in flower.  The perfect pink and ivory blooms of Hellebore hover over their tattered leaves.  And on south-facing slopes, the very first golden blossoms of Cornelian Cherry have emerged.

April is the ideal time for dormant pruning of ornamental trees and shrubs and the time to clip back ornamental grasses and perennials.  While pruning, our trained staff will scout your garden for pests, such as insect larvae or disease pathogens.   Boxwoods, for example, may be infested with the larvae of boxwood leaf miner, which devour leaves from the inside out.  Shearing boxwood early in the season eliminates many of them… but in some cases chemical controls are needed. Hemlock wooly adelgid is another serious pest to check for in April.  It is primarily a problem on the west shore of Cayuga Lake.  Our staff is trained to identify pests so that we can notify you and take action before any pest becomes a serious problem.

Christian Gruber and I can help you design all types of garden transformations and improvements: vividly colorful perennial gardens, fruit tree orchards, wildflower meadows, native plantings, rain gardens, stone walls, brick terraces, Unilock installations, garden lighting, pools and fountains, drainage features, entry courts, outdoor rooms, and more.  I invite you to visit our website:  cayugalandscape.com.

Please visit our garden center for more inspiration and for garden advice… and meet our friendly, knowledgeable, new managers:  Melissa Cox, Garden Center Manager, and Kerry Dillon, Assistant Garden Center Manager. This year, in addition to a broad array of ornamental plants, such as native shade trees grown at our 25-acre Bundy Road Farm, we will have a new host of “Permaculture plants” for edible landscaping.  We are becoming a “Specialist Nursery” in deer-resistant plants, and so will have an especially broad selection of Hellebore, Boxwood, Spirea, Mint family plants and the like.

We also supply sustainable forest landscape material from our Enfield Farm Forest.  In addition to seasoned firewood, we have examples of riven maple picket fencing, riven oak gates, woven hazel hurdles, black locust posts and rails, sinuous log benches, and other items crafted in the tradition of British “bodgers” or greenwoodsmen.

Please return the enclosed Spring Service Request or just call or email.  We continue to focus on lean management, despite steep increases in fuel, employee health insurance and other costs.  We appreciate your past business and hope that we may continue to provide efficient, professional landscape services for your home.

We also appreciate any feedback or suggestions about the service we have provided to you in the past.  Thank you for your business over the past years.  We look forward to meeting your landscape needs in the future.

Sincerely,

David Fernandez

President

Cell:  327-0243,  E-mail: dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

For more information, please call or email me or our other Estimator/Designers

Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

Cell:  609-276-3392,     Email: cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

Liz Prugh, Landscape Designer and Estimator (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

Phone: 607-257-3000     Email: lprugh@cayugalandscape.com

 Douglass Bennett, Hardscape Manager (CNLP*)

Cell:  327-1064  E-mail: dbennett@cayugalandscape.com

Bill Thomas, DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator

Cell:  280-7052 E-mail: bthomas@cayugalandscape.com

 Or, for garden and plant protection questions, you may also call our garden center staff:

 Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager, Staff Forester, (SUNY Forestry, BS, CNLP*)

Phone: 607-257-3000, E-mail: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Senior Horticulturist, (FLCC, AAS Horticulture), (Kew Gardens, London UK Internship)

Phone: 607-257-3000   Email: pwilson@cayugalandscape.com

*CNLP, acronym for Certified Nursery Landscape Professional through the New York Nursery Landscape Association. Awarded based on extensive examination of horticultural practice and plant identification.

 Or for our office staff:

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager

257-3000, Email: jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator & Project Administrator (BA Colgate, Univ. Houston, MS Geology)

257-3000, E-mail:  pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

 

October 12, 2012

Greetings,       

The wonderful French word éclaircie refers to those clear shafts of light seen against dark clouds. The wild change of weather today, with cold rains, scattered hail showers interspersed with dazzling sun, brings that word to mind.  These éclaircies illuminate a tapestry of brilliant color with hickories in gold, white ash in rich purple, and red maples and sugar maples in scarlet and orange.  In several weeks, when these species have shed their leaves, then oaks, pears, willows, and birch, all of which have delayed dormancies, will dazzle us in turn.

The long dry summer reduced the incidence of leaf fungal disease and was followed by a mild moist early fall.  This combination is perfect for excellent fall color.

October is the ideal time to plant for spring color.  Look at your garden with a sharp eye and imagine some new swaths of yellow daffodils, crowds of crocus, and groups of regal purple Alliums.  These are deer resistant, easy to grow, and affordable.  Or perhaps there’s a corner for a flowering tree, such as ‘Snow Fountain’ weeping cherry, ‘Constellation’ dogwood, or a Minnesota strain of redbud.  Our garden center has an extensive display of these and more.

Tonight’s hard frost may augur a much colder winter than we had last year.  Now is the time to plan ahead, so please return the enclosed Fall Checklist of Services.  Be sure to write in your name, address, and preferred phone number or email address.  We would also appreciate your preference for leaf disposal:  on-site piles, curbside pickup, or Cayuga Landscape haul-away.  We look forward to leaving you with a tidy, snug, and well-protected landscape, safe from animal marauders and winter weather.  Thank you for your business!

Sincerely,

David Fernandez, President

Cell:  327-0243, E-mail: dfernandez@cayugalandscape.com

Estimator/Designers

Chris Gruber, Landscape Designer and Estimator, MLA Landscape Architecture, Cornell

Cell:  609-276-3392, E-mail: cgruber@cayugalandscape.com

Liz Prugh, Landscape Designer and Estimator, (Cornell MLA, CNLP*)

Phone: 607-257-3000   Email: lprugh@cayugalandscape.com

Garden Center Staff

Gerry Towne, Garden Center Manager, Staff Forestry, (SUNY Forestry, BS, CNLP*)

Phone: 607-257-3000   Email: gtowne@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Wilson, Senior Horticulturist, (FLCC, AAS Horticulture), (Kew Gardens, London UK Internship)

Phone: 607-257-3000   Email: pwilson@cayugalandscape.com

Courtney Waterman, Hard-goods Purchaser

Phone: 607-257-3000   Email: cwaterman@cayugalandscape.com

Barb Nobles, 35 years of horticultural industry; experience with cut flowers, florist, produce- fruit & vegetable, and water gardening!

Isaac Mandl, Knowledge of landscapes, hardscapes, and vegetable gardening. Experience with landscape lighting.

Deb Lampman, Horticultural eccentric, knowledge with perennials, neet shrubs, exotic plants (unusual and rare), gardening for 53 years, former owner of Bedlam Gardens.

Office Staff

Jackie Palumbo, Office Manager

257-3000, E-mail: jpalumbo@cayugalandscape.com

Pat Dutt, Estimator and Project Administrator

257-3000, E-mail:  pdutt@cayugalandscape.com

 

 

March 29, 2012

Spring Greetings!  I am relieved to find that Monday morning’s bitter cold left our flowering cherries, pears, serviceberries and other plants unscathed.   The fragile and fleshy petals of magnolias succumbed, Continue reading

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