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

Pest Alert: Beech Leaf Disease

There is a new disease killing beech trees in our area, beech leaf disease (BLD). Unlike most diseases of trees that are caused by a fungus. BLD is caused by a foliar feeding nematode Litylenchus crenatae mccannii. Both European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and American beeches (Fagus grandifolia) may be affected. The disease was first discovered… 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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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

Picking a Local Lawn Care Company

January 10, 2020
Picking a local lawn care company can definitely get confusing and overwhelming. The industry is competitive, leaving you with several companies to choose from. There are large, national companies; the guy in a pickup truck with a spreader; the company that mows, weed-wacks, blows walkways, hangs Christmas light, etc.; and the company that specializes in… View Article

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed, (Fallopia japonica syn. Polygonum cuspidatum) is an invasive herbaceous perennial weed introduced from East Asia in the late 1800s as an ornamental and to stabilize streambanks. This has ...
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poison ivy

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. ...
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Red Thread in Lawns

Red Thread in lawns looks like its name suggests, light pink or reddish threadlike patches.  Infected turfgrass will turn light tan, and the leaf tips or margins may be covered ...
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2020 Year In Review

Lawns, trees and shrubs are living organisms and therefore face their own battles throughout the year. Now is the perfect time to recap many of the diseases, pests and environmental ...
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How to Protect Plants Over the Winter

Have you ever noticed how rhododendron leaves curl themselves and droop in the winter? This is a natural phenomenon to reduce transpiration. Transpiration is a process by which plants naturally ...
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Dos and Don’ts of Planting Trees and Shrubs

As we welcome fall, it is also the best time of year for homeowners' to plan new trees and shrubs. We've put together a list of dos and don'ts for ...
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