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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...

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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...

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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...

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TRANSPLANTING TREES

TRANSPLANTING TREES

Transplanting a tree, or moving a tree from one location to another may seem a risky proposition but sometimes is worth it. Maybe you have a beautiful healthy tree that’s causing damage to nearby structures or hardscape. Or maybe the tree was planted in an area too...

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STRUCTURAL PRUNING

STRUCTURAL PRUNING

Structural pruning is a must for landscape trees, particularly trees growing near buildings, parking areas, streets and walkways. The conditions in which a landscape tree grows is innately different from those in forests. Trees growing in forests develop a strong...

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DORMANT OIL

DORMANT OIL

Breeding season for certain tree and shrub damaging insects is in the fall, particularly mites and borers. An application of dormant oil helps manage pest population by coating the insect’s spiracle, effectively smothering and preventing insect larvae from hatching in...

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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

Recently I was doing research on the importance of trees in our lives. While most focus on how trees are financially beneficial, like adding to our property values, or how they save us on energy costs; or on the health benefits by reducing stress, my focus on trees is...

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WHAT IS AERATION AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR LAWN

WHAT IS AERATION AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR LAWN

Aeration is the process of alleviating soil compaction and reducing thatch in turf grass. Compacted soils prevents proper distribution of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Aeration is one of the best things you can do for you lawn. It creates openings in your...

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