In honor of the new year, we thought it would be helpful to recap 2019 by highlighting some of our most popular articles from the past year. Check out the articles you thought were most helpful in 2019 below.
6 FLOWERING TREES FOR SMALL SPACES
Fall is a great time to spice up your landscape by planting a new flowering tree. For our clients that live farther out in the suburbs with lots of yard space, adding a new tree may be easy; however, for our clients in DC and Arlington that have smaller yards, planting a new tree may seem impossible. But don’t give up just yet! There are lots of options for small yards or small spaces, it just takes a little planning to make sure you choose the right tree for your space. We’ve compiled a list of 6 flowering trees that are perfect for small spaces and will spice up your landscape. Read on to learn which tree is best for your yard.
8 SIGNS YOUR TREE IS A SAFETY HAZARD
Many storms hit the DC Metro area in 2019 which got many homeowners thinking about the safety of their trees. Many people throughout the area in the past year experienced snapped limbs, downed trees, and even uprooted trees. With more storms on the horizon in 2020, it’s important for homeowners to take a look at their tree to see if it’s dangerous and is at risk for falling in the next storm. Read on to learn 8 signs that indicate your tree is a safety hazard.
10 PROBLEM FREE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR NORTHERN VA, DC, & MARYLAND LANDSCAPES
Most homeowners don’t think about the problems trees could have before they buy them. They base their decision on the tree’s aesthetics and what’s available at the nursery. However, many popular tree and shrub species in Northern VA are prone to diseases and insect attacks. Planting a tree or shrub species that is known to have lots of problems can cost you a lot of money in preventative care and maintenance. If you’re looking to plant a new tree or shrub this spring our arborists suggest you opt for a species that are considered problem-free. To help you out, our Arborists have compiled a list of trees and shrubs that have very little to no issues with common diseases and insects in the area.
CRAPE MYRTLES: PRUNING TIMING & OTHER MAINTENANCE TIPS
Crepe Myrtles (also spelled Crape Myrtle) are one of the area’s most beautiful flowering trees and are commonly used as landscape plants. Their distinctive, bright pink, white, red, or purple blossoms begin to bloom during the summer months. If you have one on your landscape you know that this beautiful sight enhances the look of your home and improves your property value. To keep your Crepe Myrtles looking their best, they should be pruned at a certain time of year, fertilized, and treated for the conditions they are prone too.