Monday, 11 January 2016

Snow and Woody Plants

“Snow is both friend and foe to trees and shrubs,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP, and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). “Snow causes its share of damage, as we all know, but in many cases it also protects plants and their roots from extreme more

Why You Should Be Planting More Flowers

Depending on your style and other preferences, you may or may not have considered adding flowers to your landscaping plans. Here are a few reasons why you should.

Add Beauty to Any Landscape

No matter what the design or color scheme you are going for, there are a variety of different flowers that will match your style. These flowers can look beautiful, smell beautiful and reduce your stress levels when you gaze at them and smell them.

Attract Beautiful Insects

In addition to attracting you to your lawn instead of keeping holed up in your house, some plants will also attract a variety of other life. For example, certain types of flowers are known for their ability to attract butterflies or bees. This not only increases the beauty in your lawn, but is also healthy for your ecosystem, as these flying insets are pollinators and will increase the liveliness of your landscaping.

Better For Your Health And the Environment

The final reason to plant more flowers is the increased oxygen output they will provide, as, like other plants such as trees, flowers absorb carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen that we breathe. This is healthier not only for you, but for the environment around you as well.

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Why You Should Hire A Licensed Arborist

Despite being surrounded by trees on an everyday basis, many people do not know the first thing about how they work, how to tell many of them apart, or how to classify a disease or infestation when one takes hold. This lack of knowledge can lead to a great deal of trouble down the line caused by unhealthy trees. Hiring a licensed arborist can help to ensure the health of your trees and the safety of everything surrounding them. As opposed to many amateur tree evaluators, a licensed arborist can:

• Identify safety-threatening diseases and causes of rot.
• Suggest what actions to take in order to make a damaged tree healthy.
• Identify which trees should be removed, and which are immediate safety hazards.
• Give advice on growing certain types of trees in your area.
• Give pointers on any fertilizers or special chemicals needed to keep your trees beautiful throughout the year.

While many might consider hiring a licensed arborist to be only an addition cost in their budget, the safety of your home and your yard is well worth the money and time spent during this process. To learn more about what a professional, licensed arborist can do for your home security and the appearance of your yard, and to learn more about a licensed arborist in San Antonio, visit this web site.

Friday, 11 December 2015

How To Ensure Steady Tree Growth

In a society which is increasingly concerned with the preservation and growth of trees, finding information on great fertilizers and the like is an easy task. However, knowing which methods work and which do not can be tricky. Here are a few tips and tricks which can help your trees last longer and stand taller:

• Fertilizing trees directly is key. While they may draw some sustenance from fertilizers which are used on the surrounding lawn, it is oftentimes not enough or not the correct kind required.

• Because of the tremendous amount of growth which trees undergo each and every year and the large amount of energy utilized in the process, fertilization is needed on an annual basis to ensure steady, healthy growth.

• Many commercial fertilizers or growth-promoters will not be effective beyond a year or two after the initial planting of your tree.

• Over-fertilizing your trees isn’t a good thing. Leftover materials could facilitate the beginning or rot or insect infestation.

If caring for your trees is important to you, doubtless you will understand the importance of proper fertilization throughout the year. To learn more about which products and methods are appropriate for your region and trees and more about tree fertilization in San Antonio in general, visit this web site.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Sudden Oak Death Moving to Urban Areas

Drought is decreasing but not defeating the pathogen that causes sudden oak death, according to a citizen science-assisted survey conducted this spring by a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources forest more

How Can A Stump Cause Your Garden To Suffer?

There are many problems with stumps – they’re unattractive, promote new tree growth, and provide hazardous obstacles for those who spend a great deal of time in their yards. However, for those with a garden, the presence of a dead stump can be devastating. Stumps bring pests into the area for many reasons, a few of which are as follows:

• Decaying wood attracts insects of all varieties. From there, they are bound to scavenge from your garden and enter your home.

• The dead wood is soft, and provides a perfect living space for ants, which will then be attracted to the goods in your garden.

• The presence of insects could bring in other undesirable creatures which feed on them, such as certain types of rats (which could harm your garden as well), which in turn might attract snakes or other dangerous creatures.

While there are several reasons to have stumps removed from your yard such as curbside appeal and space issues, safety for your home, food and surrounding trees should be your top concern. When a stump draws in insects, it is likely that all of these could be threatened. Don’t allow your garden to succumb to the threat of any insect invasions. To learn more about stump removal in San Antonio, visit this web site.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Autumn Leaves

There’s nothing that quite matches the unique beauty of autumn leaves. Hiring a professional arborist can help to ensure that your trees stay healthy, and can display year after year of this wonderful natural phenomenon.