Plant Healthcare

poison ivy

Common Questions about Poison Ivy

July 8, 2021
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
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2020 Year In Review

December 16, 2020
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 factors that took place in 2020. As professionals, we try our best to aid these living organisms to remain healthy or provide solutions as needed…. View Article

How to Protect Plants Over the Winter

October 26, 2020
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 lose water through their leaves in order to draw more water up from the roots. Read on to learn more on how to protect plants… View Article
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Dos and Don’ts of Planting Trees and Shrubs

September 24, 2020
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 planting trees and shrubs to help as a guide for success: Plant Choice Do: The first thing to do when deciding to plant something is… View Article
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Watering Trees and Shrubs Efficiently

August 20, 2020
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 drought, over 6” below normal rainfall. Drought does not only affect trees in the short term, but it can cause damage that may not be… View Article

7 Spring Tree Care Myths

May 26, 2020
In this day and age of internet and social media, there tends to be plenty of misinformation shared. This even holds true on subjects involving the green industry. Today we’re going to share and debunk 3 spring tree care myths you may have read about. Myth – Pruning in the spring will make trees “bleed”… 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

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

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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Common hemlock pests and problems

October 22, 2019
A common question we get in the fall regarding hemlock and other evergreen trees is, “Why are my trees turning yellow?” In many cases, it is more than likely natural needle loss. Evergreen trees will naturally lose their older interior needles each year the same way a maple tree changes color and drop its leaves…. View Article