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Trees & Shrubs

How to Prune Trees

Pruning your trees is one of the first steps to prepare your yard for spring. Unlike many deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves every year), how and when to prune fruit trees varies. This is a general guide for pruning most types of deciduous trees and a few types of fruit trees. When to

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The temperatures in August haven’t turned much cooler, yet some trees may look like fall is approaching. If your tree’s leaves are turning yellow or falling off, your tree might have iron chlorosis. Iron Chlorosis: Defined Iron chlorosis is a deficiency of the nutrient iron in trees—it’s kind of like having an anemic tree. Iron

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fallen leaves in yard

Fall is a gorgeous season for many reasons. For example, the cloudy nature of fall means that there is more saturation outside, which means that photographs look nicer. However, the number one aesthetic benefit of the fall is that the leaves change and begin to fall down. All of the different autumn colors that nature

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fall leaves on house

Now that autumn is in full swing, we’re getting less scorching sun and more moisture for our lawns. Gradually, plants are beginning to hibernate, so there’s a lot less maintenance that needs to happen. However, there is one particular chore that is taking up more and more of our time and attention: leaves! Those beautifully-changing

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pruning tree with gloves

One of our favorite things about trees is that they don’t require the maintenance that other things like grass or annuals do. Once they’re well-established, they don’t even need watering; they get their nutrition straight from the taproots. However, the truth is that there’s still some baseline maintenance that needs to be done even on

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During the fall, plants shed their leaves and get ready to hibernate. They store up energy and send down more roots. It’s a busy time for gardeners and homeowners alike. Just as the plants you tend are preparing for winter, you can take some measures to prepare effectively for the season and ensure that your

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tent caterpillar

Trees are a wonderful part of every yard. Not only do they provide shade and aesthetic value, but they literally save you money by reducing energy costs and improving the property value of your home! Sadly, you’re not the only creature that loves your trees. There are plenty of insects that are eager to burrow

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aphids on plant

Aphids are the worst enemy of every gardener, as they can absolutely wreak havoc on a garden if they are left to their own devices. However, they are just as dangerous to the rest of the yard, as well. Aphids are small light-green insects that are surprisingly resistant to changes in climate, and can multiply

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Why Add Mulch to Your Flowerbeds

Gardening season is coming up soon. We want our yards to look beautiful and in full bloom when the time is right. But the time may not be yet to start mulching your flower beds. Be sure to give the soil a chance to thaw out completely. If you cover your beds with mulch too

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Everyone wants a lush, green lawn to welcome them to their yard when they come home every day. Spring is the perfect time to update or install a lawn in your front yard. Some people think that maintaining a lawn is a difficult task that will take up all of your free weekends and evenings.

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