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
Do you want this year’s lawn to be your best ever? Watering and mowing your grass correctly is vital to a healthy, great looking lawn. For lawns growing in the Northeast, follow these simple rules to get it right! Best Practices for Watering Your Lawn How often to water – Water your lawn infrequently and… View Article
Each year Mother Nature blesses us with an array of weather patterns and temperatures this spring has been unseasonably cool and we’ve received an unusual amount of rainfall. Weather conditions can certainly have an impact on your lawn, both positive and negative. Let’s take a look at three common lawn care problems that arise this… View Article
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
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 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
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 ...