Don't Cut Down The Tree – Lace It For Better Under-Tree Vegetation Growth

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If you're having problems growing grass, plants and flowers in an area of your property that is shaded by large trees, you don't have to give up growing, nor do you have to cut down that tree. Here, you'll learn a little about the problem you're experiencing and how tree lacing could be the solution. Why is the vegetation having trouble thriving? When vegetation is grown under a healthy tree and is struggling to survive, the tree could be preventing the fresh air and sun from reaching the plants.

23 March 2018

Three Important Landscaping Trends Among Modern Homeowners

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It wasn't that long ago when the average lawn and garden area looked pretty much like that of the neighboring properties. Most people had a large expanse of lawn, a few specimen trees, some foundation shrubs, and one or two flowerbeds. Ambitious gardeners had perennial borders and perhaps a backyard vegetable garden, but for the most part, homeowners followed the standard blueprint mentioned above.  Today's homeowners are forging their own personal garden paths, however, and creating outdoor living spaces based on how they want to live rather than trying to keep up with the neighbors.

14 December 2017

3 Flowering Trees To Add To Your Landscape This Spring

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Landscaping is an important part of your home. Not only does it make your house more appealing, but it also improves the home's value. Most homeowners are overwhelmed by the different shrubs, flowers, and trees that they can add to their yard. Thankfully, choosing flowering trees that bloom in the spring or summer is smart for curb appeal and value. This spring, consider adding one or more of these flowering trees to your landscape design.

3 February 2017

2 Tips for Taking Care of Your Trees in Winter

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A mistaken belief common among homeowners is that trees do not require any extra assistance in surviving harsh winter weather. Unfortunately, this attitude often leads to damaged, diseased, or dying trees. If you would like to prevent the hassle and expense of dealing with such trees, read on. This article will arm you with some vital knowledge about basic techniques used to help your trees make it through the winter.

1 February 2017

Why You Should Have Old Tree Stumps Removed

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Old tree stumps in the yard aren't the kind of thing that make most homeowners worry. Yet believe it or not, such stumps can lead to problems if left in place for too long. If you have recently cut down a tree or inherited a home with pre-existing tree stumps in the yard, read on. This article will outline three compelling reasons to have those stumps removed. Yard Hazard At their most basic level, tree stumps pose an undeniable yard hazard.

1 December 2016

Why Is Your Pine Tree Losing Its Needles?

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Pine trees are not meant to shed their needles in the fall like deciduous trees shed their leaves. While a few needles tumbling off here and there are no cause for concern, you should be worried if your pine tree suddenly starts losing large numbers of needles. Here's a look at some of the most common causes of needle loss in pines—and what you should do about them. Needle Blight

11 November 2016

4 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy

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Trees can be great to have on your property; not only do they offer shade on sunny days, but they can also provide wind protection and additional privacy. Still, trees require a certain level of care and maintenance in order to keep them healthy; otherwise, they can become riddled with pests and diseases. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind to maintain the health of any trees on your property.

26 April 2016

Seven Flowering Trees For Your Yard

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One of the best ways to improve the aesthetics of your yard – not to mention your home's curb appeal -- is by planting flowering trees. However, not all flowering trees are created equally – some produce much more flamboyant flowers than others do. The following seven species are some of the most beautiful flowering trees, and they all deserve consideration for your yard or garden. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

5 April 2016

Two Winter Tips To Ensure Your Trees Are Ready For Spring

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Although there might be snow on the ground, the good news is that winter will soon be over. Before you know it, the temperature will rise and your lawn will once again turn green. Are your trees ready for spring? There are a number of important steps you need to take before the end of winter to ensure your trees will flourish, grow and remain healthy during the spring. Inspect

17 February 2016

Can Money Be Made From Yard Trees?

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Most homeowners with mature trees in their yards must one day face the reality of having to have one or more removed. This can be due to injury or disease, or it can just become apparent that the tree is near the end of its natural life. It may also have simply grown too big and it, or its root system, is putting your home or out structures at risk and has become a liability.

9 January 2016