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

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 partially aided in dispersal of the plant along streams as seed and other plant parts can be carried downstream and establish new populations. Where does… View Article

What To Expect From New Organic Lawn Care

August 17, 2017
Soil health is the cornerstone of organic lawn care and great soil doesn’t happen overnight. The transition away from conventional, chemical lawn care is a carefully tended process: it begins with a soil test and is executed with high quality materials, an expert lawn care professional and a bit of patience. Natural Tree & Lawn… View Article

Compost

June 1, 2017
Soil health is the best foundation for organic lawn care systems. Topdressing with compost not only adds vital nutrients and organisms to your lawn but it improves soil structure, increases water retention and reduces nutrient loss. Building and maintaining healthy turf begins with healthy soil. Compost is full of life and organic matter; ours has… View Article

Arbor Day, Past & Present

June 1, 2017
Arbor Day is a long-standing tradition for Maltby & Company. Maintaining the integrity of trees and green spaces is an important pillar of our business, but it is also a labor of love—we participated in the event for more than 35 years. On April 28th, Maltby joined a large initiative of 16 tree companies who… View Article

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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 ...
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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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Fall lawn care best practices

Fall is the best growing time of the year for cool-season grass types like those found here in Massachusetts. Below, we've put together a list of fall lawn care best ...
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Watering Trees and Shrubs Efficiently

Watering trees and shrubs is very important particularly this time of year. As of August 13th, in Massachusetts 35% of the state is abnormally dry and 65% is in moderate ...
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