Archive | April 2014

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Getting Ready For Mowing Season

Soon neighborhoods will be abuzz with the ubiquitous sound that breaks the sleepy silence of weekend mornings. Lawnmowers. Will you be one of those? Or will yours be the one that’s coughing and sputtering? It all depends on how you prepare for the mowing season. I admit that I’m not a mechanic. That’s why we […]

Why Clean Up Your Yard This Spring?

After a brutal winter like this one, the answer to the title question will be obvious now that the snow has melted. It’s amazing what kind of debris was lurking underneath that snow. While you remove debris, keep your eyes peeled for damage to your valuable plants. There may be dead tree and shrub branches […]

How Vulnerable Are Your Ash Trees?

As spring approaches, so does the threat of emerald ash borer. As the weather warms, the metallic green adult borers will emerge from “D” shaped holes in infested ash trees and spend only a couple of weeks outside the tree. There, they will mate, the females will lay eggs and die. But, the next generation […]

Careful Maintenance Creates Healthy Landscapes

Landscaping adds beauty and value to our property. As I pointed out in a previous blog, it can ad as much a 15 percent to the value of your property. That’s why I recommend careful maintenance. Careful maintenance doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. By careful maintenance, we mean efficient maintenance. Here are […]