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WARNING: Invasive Weed (Giant Hogsweed)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Another weed that has become a pest is Giant Hogsweed, which grows along streams and rivers in fields, forests and roadsides. This noxious weed prefers open sites with abundant light and moist soil. Giant Hogsweed produces a sap in combination with moisture and sunlight that can cause severe skin and eye irritation, blistering and permanent scarring. Make sure to watch carefully for this weed when going on hikes or family adventures. The contact of skin to sap happens when bristles of the stem brush onto the skin. The sap is in the stalks of this weed, than on the leaves.

If you notice this weed, make sure to wear clothing that protects all of your skin as well as protective eyewear upon removal. To help prevent further spreading of this weed, bring the plant to a waste facility and treat it as trash than plant material. Make sure to wash your skin multiple times!!!

WARNING: Invasive Weed (Wild Parsnip)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A weed that has become a nuisance is Wild Parsnip, which grows along roadsides and abandoned fields. Wild Parsnip looks similar to Queen Anne’s Lace, but produces a sap that burns skin in sunlight, and causes rashes and blisters. To control this weed you can hand pull the plant, mow or cut the base of the flowering stem. Wild Parsnip does not like shade, so remove this weed on cloudy days!

If you notice this weed, make sure to wear clothing that protects all of your skin as well as protective eyewear upon removal. To help prevent further spreading of this weed, bring the plant to a waste facility and treat it as trash than plant material. Make sure to wash your skin multiple times!!!

Unloading Trees for the Bennington Welcome Center at Our Shop

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our Vermont Landscaping company received trees for the Bennington Welcome Center landscape at our shop yesterday. The crew diligently worked to unload the truck and heal all the trees into our holding yard.  Our landscaping crew will be take them down to Bennington in May.  There was an 8-10” Sycamore that was a daunting task to unload, but the guys worked as a team and managed to complete the chore with an Excavator and a Telehandler. It was an incredible thing to watch! Check out our Facebook page to see a video of the process and more photos! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Landshapes/476501595704554

 

April 25, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wright Excavation out of Franklin, Vermont was here at the begining of the week, digging trees in the Landshapes nursery.  They dug some very large Heritage River Birch, Ash and a beautiful Amur maackia.  We will be using these trees in several of our Landscape installations throughout the season.

PILOT Job Shadow Student visits Landshapes

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our Vermont landscaping company was privileged to have a Navicate (- formerly Linking Learning to Life) PILOT Job Shadow student from South Burlington High School with us today. He spent the morning with one of our Landscape Designers and got to see all the aspects of what Landshapes does. They started the day in the Landscape Design office, spent some time talking about Commercial Landscape projects and then did several site visits to see the Estate Maintenance crews, a Bluestone patio being laid and Pool coping being installed.  Here he is chatting with our Head Stonemason on site in Williston.

Vermont Flower Show

Monday, March 4, 2013

The 2013 Vermont Flower Show was a huge success for this Vermont landscaping company.  Our booth was colorful, fun and gave visitors ideas for their own landscape.  It was great to see so many of our existing clients and exciting to meet so many people interested in landscaping their Vermont homes.

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