Four Ways To Keep Ticks Off Your Property

While many pests are simply annoying, ticks are incredibly dangerous. They spread a host of diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and babesiosis, to both humans and pets. Thus, it’s important to do all that you can to avoid ticks, and a big part of that is keeping them off your property. Here are four ways to make your property less appealing to these nasty critters. Trim your trees to minimize shade.

How To Plan A Work Party To Clear Land

Is your church congregation planning to build a new building for worship and fellowship? Whether you’re moving from an existing building or whether this will be the very first church building for a new congregation, you are all probably very excited and anxious to move right in. If you are on a shoe-string budget, consider saving money by having members of the congregation clear the land in preparation for the actual building.

Tips To Help You Successfully Transplant A Small Fruit Tree

If you are moving to a new residence and would like to transplant a small fruit tree from your current address, learn how to successfully do so with the following steps. After planting the tree in your new yard, it will grow to be tall and healthy as long as it receives plenty of sunlight and water. Materials large shovel tarp burlap water hose rope scissors measuring tape mulch Remove The Tree From Its Current Location

Turning Your Downed Tree Into Firewood: After The Emergency Crews Leave

So, a tree has fallen on your property and you’ve called an emergency tree service to clean up the mess. If you have a fireplace in your home, this is the perfect opportunity to season your own firewood. For an additional fee, some emergency services will cut your old downed trees into functional firewood pieces. Turning freshly cut wood into seasoned firewood requires time and smart stacking practices. These tips will help you turn your mountain of green wood into well-seasoned firewood:

Three Quality Tree Removal Tips

When you want to be sure that you are able to protect your house during storms, in addition to keeping your yard clean and free, one of the best things you can do is remove the trees properly. If you have never set out to remove the trees on your property, there are some great guidelines that can help you in that regard. To make sure that you are able to get rid of trees in your yard, take advantage of the following tips.

Trimming Your Backyard Citrus Trees

A backyard citrus tree provides an attractive and fruitful addition to your landscape. These trees only require light trimming, whether it’s a small lemon tree in a pot or a larger orange tree providing shade and fruit in the yard. Timing The best time to prune your citrus is right before they begin to flower or right after they finish flowering. This is because most citrus varieties are highly fertile, so they drop a certain amount of fruit each year during the early stages.

How To Protect Your Trees From Gnawing Animals In Winter

In the coldest winters of the U.S., deer, rabbits, beavers and other plant eating animals will chew on bark for nourishment. The problem you face here is that all of these animals will strip your trees of the their protective layers, and the trees will die. There are a couple of ways you can protect your trees from hungry wildlife. Wrap Your Trees in Burlap Sure, it looks like you have given your trees some scratchy blankets to keep warm.

Factors That Affect The Cost Of Removing Trees

Trees can add beauty to a landscape, besides providing shade. However, sometimes it’s necessary to have them removed. For example, you don’t want to keep dying or dead trees or trees that are safety hazards. Many tree removal jobs should only be done by qualified professionals. A main concern that homeowners have is how much money it will cost to remove their trees. If you need to get rid of trees, here are some basic factors that can influence the cost.

Important Reasons To Use A Stump Removal Service

Have you recently had a tree cut down, but the stump was left in the ground? Did you buy a home with one or more stumps already in the yard? Rather than attempting to take care of the issue yourself, here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a stump removal service instead: Speed: Most home stump removal processes are relatively slow. Digging a stump out manually could take days, or even a month if you only work on weekends.

How To Use Winter's Leftover Yard Debris To Benefit Your Yard This Year

When the snow melts in the spring, your yard can be a mess with old leaves, dead lawn thatch, and rotting plants from last fall. Cleaning up the debris from your yard will help your yard look more manicured and the debris can help benefit your garden as compost. Here are instructions for you to put to good use the old winter leftovers in your yard. Collect Debris for a Garden Compost 

What's Involved In Tree Stump Grinding

When you have a tree service remove trees from your property, it’s also important to get rid of the stumps. One of the most effective ways to do this is stump grinding because this method has the least impact on your landscaping. If you have one or more stumps on your property, here’s why they need to be removed and what’s entailed in this process. Why You Need to Remove Tree Stumps

Should You Take Down Your Tree?

Trees are beautiful things. However, they can also be bothersome or even dangerous. The general rule is that anytime a tree poses a risk to your safety or to your property, you need to have it removed. Knowing when it’s time, however, can still prove tricky for some people, especially those who are attached to their shrubbery. If you’re battling whether or not a particular tree needs to be taken down, read on to learn some of surefire signs that it’s time.

4 Signs That Your Tree May Be Dead And Need Removal

Are you worried that a tree in your yard may be dead? It can be difficult to tell, especially after the winter storms have come and gone. Some trees take a little while to recover from the harsh winter weather and may appear dead until the season changes; other trees may be dead but may still appear to simply be dormant.  1. Break Off a Low Hanging Branch Find a small, low hanging branch and break it off – or just bend it.

Your Guide To Preparing For A Tree Removal Project On Your Business Property

Trees in a business landscape can seem like an attractive way to spruce up the exterior appearance of your store or building, but it is not uncommon for them to become more of a nuisance once they are fully grown. Between clearing debris after storms and fighting off pests at certain times of the year, you may decide that you want the trees removed from your landscape. If you are facing a tree removal project in the near future, there are a few things you should do to keep your customers and business safe while the work is taking place.

Getting A Tree Removed Is Not A Quick Process

Having a company come and remove a tree for you isn’t a quick process. You can’t just call the tree company and have them come out to cut the tree down the next day. There are several things that need to be done.  1. Regulations: The first thing you have to do is check out the regulations around tree removal in your city. Some cities will require you to have a permit before the tree can be taken down.

Skip The Herbicide In Your Garden With These Mulch Materials

Few things can bring color and style to your yard like a well-planted garden. Unfortunately, without some advanced preparation to keep weeds at bay, that beautiful garden will quickly become over-run. You may think that you need to treat the area with herbicides to keep the weeds away, but there are other more natural options. Here are a few mulch products you can use as a weed barrier so that you can skip the herbicides.

So, You Want To Plant A Pecan Tree

Trees add beauty and shade for a backyard, but when you plant a pecan tree, you get an extra benefit: delicious nuts. Planting a pecan tree, however, is not quite as simple as you might imagine. You must first make sure your backyard has the right characteristics for this tree species, and then take great care of your tree once it’s in the ground. Is your yard right for a pecan tree?

Creative Ways To Reuse Wood Garden Waste

As winter cold thaws into spring, warmer temperatures will likely be stirring you to begin your spring cleaning. As you sweep the dust and cobwebs from the interior of your house, don’t forget to give your yard some attention as well. A hard winter can wreak havoc on your vegetation, leaving your trees in need of a trim, or littering your yard with a stack of twigs and branches. Likewise, you may find yourself with a pile of clippings from pruning your greenery.

Dispelling Myths About Tree Care

Maintaining the health of the trees in your yard is an essential task for every homeowner. In addition to making your property look bad, sickly trees can pose a serious threat to buildings and landscaping due to falling branches. Unfortunately, there are many myths about tree health that some homeowners may believe, and this can make it more probable that they do not understand the needs of their trees or what to expect from a tree trimming service.