How to Keep Your Trees Healthy Year Round

Part of the joy of living in New England is enjoying the big beautiful trees that are all around us. Fall is an especially momentous time when we get to watch the “show” of changing colors on Sugar Maples, Red Maples, Oaks, Dogwoods, and other native trees to the Massachusetts area. Keeping trees healthy all year is an important part...

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What’s the Best Time to Prune Flowering Trees & Shrubs?

New England is home to some of the most diverse and naturally beautiful types of trees across our country. From flowering Dogwoods, to towering Maples and blooming Cherry trees, we have quite the spectacular array of trees in our region. The species, size, and care of these trees varies so much that many homeowners are not aware of the best...

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Are Your Plants Overgrown?

Over-Planting on Property Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s it was customary for home builders to over plant their house lots with evergreens. Now those Rhododendrons or Arborvitaes may be towering over, smothering, or just plain hiding your home.

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Are Your Plants Out of Control?

Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s it was customary for home builders to overplant house lots with evergreens.  Now those Rhododendrons or Arborvitaes may be towering over, smothering or just plain hiding your home. One option is to cut all those evergreen plants down and start over with smaller plants.  Another idea is to cut back and prune those out-of-control...

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Spring Flowers Require Pruning

Flowering Plants Require Summer Pruning Ask an arborist when the best time to prune your trees and shrubs and he’ll tell you ‘when the saw is sharp.’ For most plants this is true but others have a specific pruning schedule.

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Tips for Protecting Shrubs in the Winter

Keep your shrubs safe from winter elements with these simple winter shrub care tips. If you ensure your shrubs make it through the winter damage-free, you’ll be preventing many landscape-associated headaches come spring time. The main threats for shrub damage in the winter include wind damage, snow-weight damage, and salt damage.

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The Value of Professional Plant Health Care Programs

Comprehensive plant health care programs will keep your property’s trees and shrubs healthy year round, and ensure your landscape is adding optimal value to your property. Plant health care programs comprise of multiple visits and treatments aimed at improving and maintaining the health and appeal of a landscape. Effective plant health care programs utilize proactive treatments to control and prevent...

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Tree and Shrub Fertilizer: Surface vs. Subsurface Applications

Discover the differences between granular surface fertilizer and subsurface liquid fertilizer, and find out which method is best for your trees and shrubs. Fertilizing trees and shrubs in the fall is vital for optimal tree health and growth. Fall is the best time to fertilize trees and shrubs, as they are putting extra effort into root development – rather than...

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