Humans love the summer, but do your trees love it? The short answer is – most certainly, yes; But only if you take care of them. Each season has its own, unique effects on trees and summer is no different. Here are some tips to help your trees healthy during those hot, New England summer months!
There are plenty of things that are good for your trees – but one thing that is not good for your tree (believe it or not) is grass.
Hearing that seems kind of weird, doesn’t it? But you’d be surprised. Trees compete for a limited supply of water an nutrients in the soil and grass not only takes away from trees – it often takes more than trees do. Additionally, you have to mow grass in order to maintain it. And mowing or trimming around a tree’s base can cut and damage roots.
So – do you want grass around your trees’ base? The answer is ‘no.’ But the problem now becomes removing and disposing of the grass, itself – and that’s what we’re going to discuss today.
When you see orange and funky colored bumps on your oak leaves, chances are – your trees have blisters. Here’s what it means and here’s what you can do:
Blister disease and oak leaf gall are the two issues most commonly found on your oak leaves and here’s how you tell which is which: Blisters will come off as raised spots scattered about your canopy. If the leaves look sunken or indented, then this is what you’re dealing with. They can cause curling and kill leaves earlier than they’re intended to pass.
Spring should be here, shouldn’t it? But it’s not – at least not quite yet - and some of you may be getting a little antsy, wondering what the aftereffects on your landscape might be. One of those aftereffects is when leaves fall off your trees in the Spring time. It’s weird, almost always unexpected – and leads some to wonder if there’s something wrong with their trees. Today we’ll discuss why it happens, what you can do about it and whether or not it’s something you should worry about.
Ah, it’s a task that many of us routinely partake in during the spring and summer months that some of us love—and some of us don’t particularly enjoy.
Whether or not you love it or hate it, the real question is: are you mowing your lawn correctly? Keep on reading to see if your lawn mowing skills are up to par!
How much does Dan Mello love Stratham Hill Park? Quite a bit, apparently. He and his crew of certified arborists from Seacoast Tree Care donated a half day of tree work to prep the park for the upcoming season.“We live on the back side of the park, and it is literally our family’s playground,” stated Mello.
You’ve done everything right. You’ve planted your tree in the right place, given it plenty of water and you’ve mulched perfectly. But then after a few weeks, you’re noticing that your leaves are emerging and presenting a brown, yellow or even wilted appearance. When trees are doing this, there is most certainly a problem – but can you do anything about it? Let’s jump right in!
While we’ve been waiting around for the beautiful bloom of Spring, it’s sadly not here yet. And as such, the shifting seasons can have an effect on your trees and that’s what we’re here to discuss today. Is all this chilly weather adversely impacting your trees and if so – is it going to create problems for you later on in the year?
Just like fungi and infection, insects are a common threat that your trees will face as the spring progresses. Just like your trees, insects are beginning to spread their wings as well – either hatching or reemerging from their long, winter slumbers.
This week, we’re going to talk about three insects you should be on the lookout for this season and what you should do about them. Let’s jump right in!
These days, people tend to like to plant things in the spring. There’s plenty of water in the ground, the soil is rich and there’s plenty of growing season to come. Mulch is often the finishing touch – the thing that helps your emerging landscape pop.
In more recent years though – and especially in more populated regions like the New Hampshire Seacoast and New England areas we live in – rock mulch has become just as popular as organic material and with good reason. Both can help your plants grow and both look great. So which one is for you? That’s what we’re here to do today.
Here are the pros and cons of using Rock Mulch and Organic Matter:
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