• Trimming Your Own Weeping Willow Tree: A Guide

    Of all the trees, weeping willows may be the hardest to trim. They have long tendrils that sway in the wind and sweep over the ground. Their branches tend to grow upward, rather than out, which makes the tree hard to shape. If you have a tree company in your area that you can affordably hire to trim your willow, that is often your best approach. However, if you are stuck trimming your own weeping willow tree, you can do so by following this guide. [Read More]

  • The Summer Landscaping Maintenance Guide

    As the weather gets warmer, you may not be looking forward to the maintenance that needs to be done in landscaping. However, good landscaping care will help prevent problems with weeds taking over your lawn, insects invading your garden, and other pests getting closer to your home. Therefore, you want to make sure that you stay on top of the maintenance that needs to be done to your landscaping this summer. [Read More]

  • 2 Subtle Signs The Old Tree In Your Yard Needs To Be Cut Down

    If you have an old tree in your yard, you may believe that it is still healthy since the branches are still producing leaves and providing you with ample shade. However, even if a tree appears overtly healthy, there is still a chance that there is unseen damage and rot which puts the tree in danger of falling over. Make sure you keep an eye out for the following subtle signs that it may be time to have the tree cut down. [Read More]

  • Want To Improve Your Patio? 3 Reasons To Remove A Nearby Tree

    When you want to commit to improving your backyard to encourage your family to spend more time outside, you may feel that working on the patio is the smartest move. While you may be able to come up with various projects to make your patio more inviting and exciting, you should also pay attention to the surrounding area because you may have a problematic tree. To make a positive impact on your patio in an indirect way, you should invest in tree removal service when you find that a nearby tree is leading to an undesirable patio. [Read More]

  • 2 Ways To Get Rid Of A Tree Stump Without Grinding It Up

    When you cut down a tree in your yard, you are left with a tree stump to contend with. Many people hire a professional to grind up the tree stump, breaking it up into mulch. However, that is not the only way to deal with an old stump. You can also manually remove the tree stump or chemically break down the stump. Here are a few things you need to know about each of these removal methods. [Read More]

  • How to Deal with a Large Broken Branch

    A large, broken branch on a tree can be concerning, especially if it's a scaffolding branch that supports the balance of the canopy. How you address the branch depends on its size, location, and the damage. The following can help guide your tree care decisions. 1. Tip Breakage When only part of the branch breaks but the main part of the branch is still firmly attached to the trunk and alive, then a pruning repair is necessary. [Read More]

  • 3 Major Reasons to Hire a Professional for Tree Trimming

    Is there a tree on your property that's simply getting too large? Would it be perfect if it were trimmed or pruned in some way? When you look at pictures of trees in books, you might notice that all trees of a particular species and/or type are drawn in a nearly identical manner. Even photographs tend to only show ideal specimens. Perhaps unfortunately, trees don't always grow into their ideal shape. [Read More]

  • Tree Trimming: What You Need To Know About Branch Position

    Healthy trees require a healthy canopy. Poor branch position can affect the health of the tree and increase the chances of damage, disease, and pest infestation. The following are some branch issues to watch for.  Crotch Angle The crotch refers to the angle formed between the trunk and the upper part of the branch. Healthy branches have an acute angle -- less than 90 degrees but generally more than 45 degrees. [Read More]

  • Understanding Tree Galls

    You may have noticed an odd growth on a twig or leaf surface. It may have been smooth or fuzzy, lumpy or rounded. These growths are typically caused by galls, which are the result of an insect injecting a chemical compound into the tree to cause the fleshy growth. Why? Usually, it's a place to lay eggs. The gall will protect and the extra tissue will feed the young. The following guide can help you know when to ignore a gall and when to act. [Read More]

  • Common Tree Pruning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Most people are aware that healthy landscape trees require periodic pruning, but they may not be fully aware of the major pruning mistakes that can damage or even kill a tree. Know what these mistakes are so you can ensure they don't happen to your tree. Know Why You Are Pruning Don't simple start cutting out branches because a tree needs to be pruned. Determine your end goal for the tree. [Read More]