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Why Trim Your Fruit Trees?

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Your fruit trees are one of the best features of your landscape. Every year, you get to enjoy the peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, and other fruits your trees provide. To keep your fruit trees in their best condition, consider having them trimmed periodically when they have not fully budded out. Your tree expert may recommend trimming your trees in the very early spring or late fall to early winter for the best results.…

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Has Your Tree Been Damaged In A Storm? How To Determine The Next Course Of Action

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When you have trees, every major storm that comes through brings a possibility of damage, especially when the storm includes strong winds. Once trees are injured, it becomes necessary to assess the damage. Some storm damage will require some minor pruning, while other damage will require extreme measures. If your trees were damaged during the last storm, it will be up to you and your tree care specialist to decide what measures will need to be taken.…

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3 Important Reasons To Trim Your Trees This Year

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Do you own a larger property where one or more trees grow? How long has it been since any of the trees have been pruned or trimmed back? If you’re like many people, pruning can often seem like little more than a hassle. It’s something that keeps getting put off, year after year. Unfortunately for the trees in question, there are a number of reasons why they should at least be trimmed every other year, if not every year.…

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Prune Your Magnolia Tree To Encourage Healthy Growth Next Spring

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If you moved into your home last year and were pleasantly surprised to see a magnolia tree growing on the property just to be disappointed during the spring due to the fact that very few magnolia blooms were present and that the flower petals quickly wilted and fell from the tree, overgrown branches could be to blame. If the tree’s buds did not receive ample sunlight, healthy growth may have been inhibited.…

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Water Saving Tips For Your Irrigation System

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Managing water usage is important, especially if you live somewhere that suffers or is in danger of suffering from water shortages and drought. The following are a few tips to further help ensure your sprinkler system is not wasting any water unnecessarily: Tip #1: Skip misting emitters Evaporation is a major cause of water waste with a sprinkler system. To avoid this problem, choose the right emitters. If you opt for spray style emitters, then check that they spray larger water droplets as opposed to a fine mist.…

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Preparing For The Next Hurricane? 3 Signs Your Trees Might Not Weather The Storm

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With hurricane season in full gear, and with so many storms lining up, it’s time to take a look around your yard and make sure you’re prepared for the deluge. If you’re reinforced your roof, and installed your hurricane shutters, you’re on your way to a protected home. However, there may be one important area that you haven’t thought about. That’s your yard; specifically your trees. If your trees aren’t secure, you could end up with significant structural damage to your home.…

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Tips For Controlling Weed Growth In Your Lawn

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One of the biggest frustrations homeowners face each spring in their yards is the proliferation of weeds. Just as the grass starts growing in and looking lush, up pop the annoying dandelions and other invasive weeds.  If you are tired of spending your weekends in the spring pulling weeds out of your lawn, then follow these time-tested tips for controlling their growth: Tip: Apply a Pre-Emergent Weed Killer Each Spring In order to have a lush green lawn in the summer, you need to fertilize your lawn in the spring.…

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Too Much Rain And Your Healthy Tree: Why It's A Bad Combination

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The last thing you would probably worry about with a large, healthy tree in your yard is the risk of that tree coming down. Sure, there’s always the risk of a natural disaster or a lightning strike bringing it down, but what about heavy rain? You might be surprised to learn that a seemingly healthy tree can be heavily damaged by excess rain. Here’s a look at what you need to know about rain saturation and your tree.…

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Four Tips For A Better Prune: A Guide For Homeowners With Trees

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If you have a few trees on your property, it is important to trim them regularly. This ensures dead and decaying branches are removed before they get a chance to spread infections to the still-healthy branches. It also helps prevent the branches from getting too dense and trapping too much moisture. But pruning is a bit more complicated than just snipping off a few branches and leaving others alone. Here are four pruning tips to ensure you make the most of your trimming.…

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4 Tips For Keeping Your Maple Trees Properly Pruned

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From the common red maple to the colorful varieties from Japan, maples tend to make good shade trees with medium to fast growth. They benefit from pruning from early in their growth, helping produce a more open shape with strong branches. Use these maple pruning tips to either handle the task yourself or make sure your tree service is doing a good job. Trim Primarily During the Summer Many trees respond best to pruning in the late winter or early spring before leaf buds open.…

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