The Tips, Tricks, and Expertise for Better Outdoor Living Spaces

Common Questions about Poison Ivy

If you’ve ever had a rash from poison ivy, you probably take precautions to assure the plant isn’t growing in and around your yard and avoid it as best possible. Each year, we receive calls from homeowners about poison ivy and the best way to remove the troublesome plant. We’ve put together this list, answering… View Article

Common Spring Lawn Diseases

May 13, 2020
Having a healthy, lush lawn is the dream of most homeowners. To get to that point, you may have some obstacles to hurdle. Lawn diseases, unfortunately, are one of those obstacles. In order for disease to occur there must be a host, a pathogen and the right type of environment. Here are some of the… View Article

Crabgrass Control: 3 Ways to Keep this Weed at Bay

April 22, 2020
Your lawn is looking beautiful and lush! Your grass is thriving in the cooler weather and you’re feeling proud. Summer arrives and you walk outside to see your lawn full of another type of grass. It has a lighter, green tint. Then it dawns on you, there’s crabgrass in your lawn. Crabgrass is a major… View Article
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Weather Related Tree and Shrub Diseases

April 14, 2020
Understanding how tree and shrub diseases occur will help you monitor your ornamental plants with a keen eye. Tree and shrub disease can be caused by either physical and environmental conditions (abiotic) or pathogens like fungi and bacteria (biotic). Trees and shrubs are not all affected by diseases in the same way and diseases can… View Article

5 Steps to Control Ticks Around the Home

March 31, 2020
Ticks are potentially dangerous parasites that feed on many different animals including small mammals and birds, namely mice, chipmunks, and squirrels. They also will feed on large mammals like deer, dogs, and humans. Their ability to transmit diseases its what makes them such a problem and the reason tick control is important. Tick Species The… View Article
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How to Get a Green Lawn This Spring

March 11, 2020
It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner, but it’s true! With snow melting and your lawn becoming more visible you will notice that it’s dormant and not the beautiful green color you would like it to be. But do not worry, there is a solution. Here are four tips to help… View Article

8 Tips for Healthy Trees and Shrubs this Spring

February 18, 2020
Winter is on its way out and spring is near. Don’t let the calendar fool you, Mother Nature calls the shots! As we begin our production season, we often field questions from customers and potential customers about prepping for the spring. Here are 8 tips we’ve put together for healthy trees and shrubs this spring:… View Article

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Watering Trees and Shrubs Efficiently

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Mosquito Borne Diseases

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