Fall Mulching: 4 Benefits Of Mulching In The Fall
Fall Mulching is one of the easiest, quickest, and most cost-effective things you can do to protect your trees through these upcoming cold months. Although mulch can be applied year-round, Fall is a critical time for mulching. In fact, there are 4 specific benefits that you will receive from Fall Mulching. 1. Moisture Retention: Winter is typically a very dry season which is why retaining moisture is so important to healthy soil and root growth….
Are Your Boxwoods & Azaleas Turning Brown/Yellow?
Many homeowners that didn’t protect their Evergreens with Anti-Desiccants this winter are starting to see the signs of Winter Burn. Our Arborists report seeing a lot of shrubs around the DC Metro area suffering from winter burn and getting a lot of calls from clients that are experiencing winter burn on their shrubs. Winter burn is commonly seen on Boxwoods and Azaleas in our area; however, hollies, rhododendrons, cherry laurels, and aucuba are all prone…
How To Fix Your Salt Damaged Trees This Spring
Across the area, road salt and ice melt are being laid on roads and walkways in preparation for the weekend snow. Although it’s a great tactic to keep drivers and pedestrians safe during slippery conditions, road salt does a lot of damage to trees and shrubs. We’ve discussed the damage rock salt does to trees/shrubs in the winter before, but the damage doesn’t stop there. Being exposed to rock salt and ice melt this winter can…
How To Avoid Rock Salt Damage On Trees This Winter
The rock salt used to melt ice and snow on the roads and walkways, typically sodium chloride, can have a devastating impact when it comes to the growth and overall health of trees and shrubs. Rock Salt hurts trees in two different ways; when it comes in contact with the above-ground portion of the tree, and when it enters the soil. When salt is splashed onto the trunk, bark, and leaves of the tree it…
10 Types of Live Christmas Trees – And Which One Is Best for Your Family
Tis’ the season of picking out Christmas Trees. Typically the center of holiday decorations, picking out the perfect Christmas tree can be stressful and confusing. So before you step onto a Christmas lot its best to do a little research to find out which Christmas tree is best suited for you and your family’s needs. Read on to get the scoop on 10 different types of live Christmas trees including firs, pines, spruces, and cypress’….