Minimizing Bleeding When Pruning Your Trees
24 December 2015
Whenever you cut deep enough into a tree, some sap is going to leak out. A little bit of sap leakage is not going to cause any major problems. However, when you lop off a whole limb or a lot of branches at once, as you often do when pruning a tree, the sap loss, or "bleeding" as it is often called, can weaken the tree. After all, that sap contains the water and nutrients that your tree's tissues need to survive.
3 Small-Scale Turf Projects
12 December 2015
Having fresh grass included in your landscape design can be beneficial, but it may be difficult if your home doesn't come with a lot of property. If you want to enjoy the smell and feel of fresh grass without laying sod in a large area, here are three small-scale turf projects you might want to consider adding to your landscape in the future.
1. Update pathways to include grass.
If you have no available yard space, you will need to get creative when it comes to incorporating turf into your landscape design.
2 Tree Diseases That Can Strike Leyland Cypresses
16 November 2015
Leyland cypress trees are tall, dense evergreen trees that are popular landscaping accents that can double as a green privacy screen when planted in a row. The trunk, branches, and needle-like leaves of the tree are fairly hardy, which allows the tree to grow in a variety of soils. However, the roots are shallow in the ground, which can cause problems and increase the risk of certain tree diseases.
Keep a watchful eye on your cypress trees for any signs of tree diseases so you can catch the problem before it causes substantial damage.
2 Signs You Are Overwatering Your Lawn
4 November 2015
Once the spring rolls around, you might look forward to invigorating your grass a little early and showing off a dark green, plush lawn. Unfortunately, soaking that grass with too much water can cause more problems than it solves. Here are two signs you are overwatering your lawn:
1: Yellow Grass
After you resurrect your grass from a long winter, you might keep turning on the water to help that grass to grow.