2015

  • Minimizing Bleeding When Pruning Your Trees

    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. [Read More]

  • 3 Small-Scale Turf Projects

    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. [Read More]

  • 2 Tree Diseases That Can Strike Leyland Cypresses

    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. [Read More]

  • 2 Signs You Are Overwatering Your Lawn

    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. [Read More]

  • Why Hiring A Professional Tree Removal Company Is A Must

    Is there an old tree sitting on your front yard? If so, the looks of it may hurt the appearance of your home's curb appeal, but most importantly this tree can be a safety hazard. Because old trees can lose their strength, branches, and even the entire tree can begin to lean and fall over. So, rather than remove this tree yourself, you may find it safer and best to hire a professional tree removal company, as they can ensure the following: [Read More]

  • Prep Your Yard For The Coming Winter With These Easy Tips

    The winter is often not a time where you think of gardening, but there are a number of landscaping services you should consider doing on your own before it arrives. In many cases, the work you do before winter can make an enormous difference once spring arrives and you want to start gardening again. To get your yard in the best shape, look no further than the following tips and consider hiring professionals for some extra assistance with what you cannot do on your own. [Read More]

  • 3 Unexpected Benefits Of Trimming Your Trees

    If you're like most homeowners, you appreciate the look of a well-kept yard and strive to keep your lawn mowed and your trees trimmed. However, you may not be aware that trimming trees provides several benefits beyond enhancing the visual appeal of your yard. Following are three reasons why regular trimming is good for your trees. 1. Tree Trimming Keeps Pathogen and Pest Populations Down Trees that aren't properly trimmed on a regular basis turn into environments conducive to the development of pathogens and pest populations. [Read More]

  • Three Jobs For Which It's Best To Involve A Professional Tree Removal Service

    As a homeowner, taking care of the trees around your property is one of your regular responsibilities. While most people can perform seasonal tasks, such as trimming overgrown branches and raking leaves, projects that are more involved can be dangerous, carrying such risks as being struck by a heavy branch, falling or even being electrocuted from nearby power lines. There comes a time that it's best to put down your pruners and pick up the phone to call a licensed tree removal service to handle your job. [Read More]

  • 2 Great Woods To Use In Your Landscaping

    Wooden design elements can make your landscaping more stylish, fun and useful. For instance, a basic bench can make your landscape more enjoyable. A simple wooden flower box can also help you segregate different soils, which is very useful in maintaining perfect soil acidity. However, when you add a wooden object into your landscaping, you want to make sure it is waterproof. The dew, rain and sprinklers can quickly deteriorate certain types of wood. [Read More]

  • How To Winterize Your Desert Landscaping

    Have you recently moved to a warmer climate and don't know how to prepare your yard for winter? Are you concerned that you don't know how to protect your plants during cold weather? If you're new to the Southwest, here are some tips on winterizing your desert landscaping:   Schedule a pruning before the first frost: Many people new to Southwest living wrongfully assume that desert plants need little care. In fact, ornamental grasses such as Mexican Thread Grass, Deer Grass, or Pink Muhly Grass need to be cut back six inches from the ground so that new growth will occur in the spring. [Read More]