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sunscald damage with a park in the background

Before planting trees in your yard, make sure you understand how to protect your tree from preventable, physical problems. Physical damage to your trees can be more detrimental than other types of damage because open wounds are prime targets for pest infestations and diseases. Healthy trees can usually fight off attacks from insects and diseases,

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It’s time to prune trees that have gone dormant for the winter! Pruning prevents damage to trees, helps shape tree growth, allows for better harvests, and keeps trees healthy. If you decide to prune your trees yourself, follow the tips below for a better, safer pruning experience. Benefits of Pruning Trees Pruning has many benefits:

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Whether or not you have a deciduous tree in your yard, you’re probably experiencing a lot of leaf clutter on the ground right now. Picking up fall leaves is a chore that many homeowners dislike, so we’ve compiled some tips to help your fall leaf maintenance go smoothly this year: Do fall clean-up regularly. Use

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piles of leaves on grass in fall with a rake in the background

During the fall, plants prepare for hibernation by shedding their leaves and storing energy in their roots. While it’s tempting to take a break from yard care during this time, you should instead be preparing for the winter season. Proper planning now will allow your yard to flourish in the spring. Refer to the following

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Now that the summer months are drawing to a close, it might feel like time to slow down on lawn care. However, fall is an important time for your lawn’s health and growth. During this time, grass recovers from summer damage and stores energy in the root system for future growth. If your lawn is

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aphids on plant

Aphids are tiny insects that can multiply very quickly and wreak havoc on a garden. They target a variety of plants (rosebushes, dahlias, fruit trees, vegetables, etc.) and come back every year. If you cultivate a garden, chances are you’ve had problems with aphids in the past. While commercial control methods are often the most

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Reseeded lawn

Nothing gets in the way of having the perfect lawn like a large spot of dead grass. Not only is this a major eyesore, but it can also leave the lawn vulnerable to other problems like weeds and grubs. You can follow this step-by-step process to help your lawn recover from dead spots: Remove the

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Why Add Mulch to Your Flowerbeds

Are you looking for a simple way to improve your flowerbeds? Try adding mulch this year! Mulch is aesthetically pleasing, boosts soil nutrition, improves insulation, retains moisture, and controls weed growth. Before adding mulch to your flowerbeds, follow these guidelines: Make sure the soil has thawed out completely because mulching too early may slow the

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watering lawn

Spring is on its way! With it comes the responsibility of caring for your lawn again. This post will address some of the most common spring lawn care mistakes and explain what you should do instead. Follow our list of dos and don’ts this spring for the best results on your lawn. Do’s Test your

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what does crab grass look like

Does your lawn have crabgrass? You might think all the wide-bladed grasses in your lawn are crabgrass, but there are actually many types of weed grasses, and some are very difficult to eliminate. If you live in Orem or Provo, chances are the wide-bladed grass in your lawn is actually tall fescue, quack grass, or

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