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The arrival of spring is often accompanied by a big surprise when the snow melts and the grass is visible once again. Needless to say, there were few surprises this year due to the lack of snow. Some lawns, however, may have still suffered winter damage. This damage can range from fungal diseases to snow […]
Lawn mowing season will be here before you know it. Will you be ready? Last fall, I gave you some tips for preparing your mower to overwinter. Now it’s time to get the mower ready to operate once again. If you followed my advice last fall, you only have to pull it out and crank […]
Spring clean up is one of the most important landscaping functions, yet it isn’t high on most people’s priority list. Why? I think one reason is that people take the name too literally and approach the task from an aesthetic perspective. However, there’s also a biological reason for cleaning up your yard in the spring. […]
The lower branches on your shrubs and ornamental trees are especially susceptible to winter damage. This damage could be from wind, snow or animals. These branches are the food that sustains deer and a variety of rodents, including field mice and rabbits. Now that spring is beginning to appear, it’s time to prune out any […]
If you have ash trees on your property, leaving them untreated is a death sentence. Emerald ash borers (EAB) have established a beachhead in our area and won’t be satisfied until they have devoured every ash tree. Your ash trees can be saved. If your trees are not yet infested, we can apply a preventive […]