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WEED CONTROL

WEED CONTROL

Pre or Post? Know the Difference for Weeds in Your Yard

Did you know you can prevent weeds from emerging in your lawn and rockscapes? Apply a pre-emergent herbicide. Pre-emergent herbicides work by creating a protective seal around the seeds to prevent germination of weeds and eliminates any chance of growth.

Do you already have unsightly weeds as pictured above? An application of a post-emergent herbicide will do the trick. Post-emergent weed killers travel down the stalk of the plant and into the root system, killing weeds after they’ve already started growth above the ground.

First Choice Tree Service offers a variety of plant health care services, including pre and post-emergent applications to keep your lawn and rockscapes free of unattractive weeds. Call us today to schedule your service.

FRUIT REDUCTION

FRUIT REDUCTION

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to spray a growth regulator or inhibitor on your olive and plum trees to avoid the mess of nuisance fruit. This application does not completely eliminate the production of fruit. However it does significantly reduce the amount of fruit the tree produces if applied at the right time. Also, it’s important the tree is properly pruned, especially olive trees prior to the application in order to ensure proper absorption for optimal effectiveness.

Timing is essential. January through around mid-March is the best time spray your olive trees. The best time to spray your plum trees is once they start to flower until around mid-March. It’s a small window of time so call us today to beat the rush!

STUMP GRIND VS. STUMP REMOVAL

STUMP GRIND VS. STUMP REMOVAL

​Do you know what the difference is between stump grinding and stump removal? You need to know the difference when making a decision to remove a tree stump, especially if you intend to grow another tree in the same space.

Stump Removal – is the removal of the entire stump, including the root ball of the tree. The size of the root ball is several times larger than the tree itself. Removing the root ball can be challenging. This method is more labor intensive and tends to be more costly. However, because removing the root ball leaves such a large hole, it may be your best option for planting a new tree in the same location.

Stump Grinding – is the removal of the stump with a grinding tool. A stump grinder is a high powered tool that grinds the stump into smaller pieces. The stump grinder has the ability to grind the stump to several inches below ground, so the stump is not visible or can be covered. The small pieces can then be used as a ground cover or mulch. In time, the stump will decay along with the roots. This method is a more economical option compared to the cost of a full stump removal.

When deciding which option is best for your needs, consult a professional certified arborist. First Choice Tree Service has 5 certified arborists on staff and can help you with this and any of your tree care needs.