Category: Tree & Shrub Care

Aphid Action Abounds

Green Peach Aphid Infestation

Our yards are a haven for our families and pets as well as a variety of wildlife.  Some of nature’s creatures, likes birds and bees, are welcome visitors.  Aphids, however, do not make the list of desirable backyard guests.  Aphids literally suck the life out of the trees and ornamentals… Read More»

The Beetles Have Landed!

Japanese beetle

The Beetle-Grub Cycle is Officially in BEETLE Mania State! It’s late June, and right on cue, adult Japanese beetles are emerging from the ground in droves.  While in the grub stage, they ate and weakened the root system of your grass, causing brown, dead patches in your lawn. Now as… Read More»

Recognizing & Preventing Boxwood Blight

Last blog, we took a look at the effects of Winter Burn, a condition that can easily be mistaken for Boxwood Blight.  The biggest difference? Boxwood Blight is almost always, over time, a death sentence for affected plants.  Recognizing this disease and taking preventative measures to protect your boxwoods are… Read More»

Is it Boxwood Blight or “just” Winter Burn?

Spring is here, but the impact of winter is visible on many trees and shrubs in our area.  Winter is tough for plants when temperatures are below freezing and drying winds are common. When evergreens and perennials are subjected to these conditions, the result is often browning leaves/needles. This is… Read More»

Preparing Trees & Shrubs for Winter’s Impact Part II

In Part I, we shared the reasons why you need to consider winterizing your trees and shrubs.  In this post, we’ll talk about what can you do to protect your investment and help your landscape thrive come next spring. Some things to consider ahead of winterizing your trees and shrubs:… Read More»

Protect Your Investment From “Tiny” Threat

  We all like to have a beautiful, green lawn, but what about those trees and shrubs you’ve spent so much money on over the years. Do you give them the care and attention they deserve? Let’s face it, if you’re like most people, you plant your ornamentals, take care… Read More»