Archive | May 2016
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Mulching and edging your planting beds can feel like a punishment you have to endure in order to enjoy the pleasure of planting colorful annuals. As we approach Memorial Day next week, which is the traditional time for planting annuals in our area, some of us put off the planting to avoid the necessary prep […]
If you’ve never looked into using a lawn care service, this year would be a good time to do so. Even though it’s May, there’s still time to apply the complete program. You may have always applied your own fertilizer, weed control and grub control. Have you ever added up the cost of materials? Then […]
Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot about the emerald ash borer (EAB). Although it sometimes seems as though it’s the only insect devouring our trees, just the opposite is true. The EAB, though voracious, only attacks a single genus of tree – Fraxinus. There are plenty of other insects out there, as […]
At one time, it was taught that tree roots form a mirror image of the crown. We now know that isn’t true. Very few trees have deep tap roots. Most trees’ root zones are concentrated in the first foot or two below the surface, but they spread out considerably further than the dripline (the outer […]