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

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive plant hopper insect native to China, India, and Vietnam. It was first discovered in the United States in Pennsylvania September 2014. Since that time the insect has spread into Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. In September 2020, two dead specimens were found… View Article
crab apple tree

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
frosty-lawn

Spring Lawn Care Service and What to Know

February 6, 2020
Snow may be covering the ground, but the first day of spring is only six weeks away! If you’re the type of person who likes to plan ahead, now is a perfect time to begin thinking about your spring lawn care service and what you need to know. Here are four lawn care tips to… View Article

How to Prevent Deer from Eating my Arborvitae

January 22, 2020
Have you ever woken up in the morning, gazed out your window, only to notice your arborvitae are destroyed? Even more peculiar there is still green growth, seemingly untouched, from the middle up. The culprit, in this case, is more than likely deer! This raises a common homeowner question, “how can I prevent deer from… View Article

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The Benefits of Honey Bees

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