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3 Good Reasons To Trim Your Trees

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The trees in your yard require care in order to thrive. Sometimes that care includes a little trimming. Trimming can be helpful when done in moderation to your trees. You never want to overdo it when it comes to trimming your trees. The three best reasons to trim and prune your trees is for your safety, the health of your tree, and lastly for aesthetic reasons. Safety Reasons One of the best reasons to trim your trees is for the safety of you and your tree. Read More»

Reasons To Rake The Leaves Off Your Lawn In The Fall

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The arrival of autumn can make you feel relieved to put up your feet and relax after spending all summer caring for your lawn. Before the snow flies, however, it’s important to still give some thought to the condition of your lawn and, in particular, the fallen leaves that likely cover it. Raking your leaves in the fall can be a time-consuming effort, especially if you have a large yard — and this work can also be difficult if you have back pain. Read More»

Just Moved To An Older Home With Overgrown Trees? 3 Signs It's Time To Get Some Removed

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Purchasing an older home can mean a lot of savings and ending up in a neighborhood that you really enjoy, but it does come with some downsides since the space has been previously lived in. If the landscaping at a home you’ve recently purchased doesn’t look like you want it to, it can be a good idea to look into having some trees removed. If you haven’t had any trees removed from your property before or are feeling wary due to the costs involved, it’s a good idea to look into some signs that it’s time to get the service done. Read More»

Tips For Pruning The Fruit Tree In Your Backyard

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If you recently moved into a home with a large fruit tree in the backyard, then you need to know how to properly prune it while it is dormant each winter. Without yearly pruning and care, the fruit tree will grow uncontrollably. Uncontrollable growth leads to broken branches and decreased fruit production. The good news is that you can easily learn to prune the tree and keep it growing healthy for years to come. Read More»

Pruning Trees: Why, When, And How

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Trees are gorgeous plants that not only provide oxygen, but they also offer shade, add beauty to your yard, and sometimes are reminders of memories passed (trees planted in memoriam or trees your children used for climbing). Whatever purpose or meaning your trees have for you, it’s important to take good care of your trees in order for them to grow and continue being healthy. Pruning your trees is one way to keep your trees healthy and to promote growth. Read More»

The Smoke Tree: A Low-Maintenance Choice For Small Yards

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Are you looking for a unique tree to add beauty to your small yard? Crabapples and lilacs are lovely, but everyone seems to have them. A more original, easy-to-care-for option may be a smoke tree. Here’s a closer look at this tree variety, its qualities, and how to plant and maintain it. What do smoke trees look like? Smoke trees are named for their flowers, which are said to look like plumes of smoke. Read More»

Have Palm Trees In Your Yard? Get Routine Tree Care To Avoid Common Problems

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Palm trees grow well in tropical climates, but it is still possible for them to have a host of issues. They are well adapted to handle hurricane conditions by moving with the heavy winds. These trees can also provide homeowners with a lot of shade when they grow into maturity and their fronds tower over homes. But, while you may have an okay time with maintaining them on your own, you should consider routine tree care as a means to avoid common problems and to ensure a long and healthy life for your palm trees. Read More»

Three Things You Need To Know About Black Knot Fungus

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Black knot fungus is a disease that can affect trees within the Prunus genus. Trees in this genus include trees that produce stone fruits, like cherry trees or peach trees. This disease can destroy not only your backyard fruit crop but your trees themselves; here are three things you need to know about black knot fungus. What are the signs of black knot fungus? At first, trees with black knot fungus have small lumps on their branches that are an olive-green color. Read More»

Evergreen Tree Care Tips

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Evergreen trees are often seen as low maintenance since they remain green year round and don’t seem as prone to pests or diseases as other types of trees. While this is true to an extent, it’s also important to remember that low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. The following tips will help you keep your evergreen trees healthy and looking good. Tip #1: Water year around In the summer months, evergreen trees usually get sufficient water from your regular lawn watering routine, as long as you water near the trees at least once a week. Read More»

2 Tree Diseases That Can Strike The Western Larch

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Western larch trees are large, colorful conifers that have pine-like green needles that turn yellow in fall, brown to red cones, and seeds that attract a variety of birds. The larch, which offers different color attractiveness throughout the year, is a great addition to larger homes in need of a combination of ornamental and shade tree. Do you own a western larch already or plan to purchase a larch soon? Become a responsible tree parent by learning about the potential tree diseases that can strike the western larch and how a landscaping service can help maintain the beauty, health, and longevity of your tree. Read More»