Tree Care

4 Reasons to Wrap Your New Trees & Shrubs Before Winter Hits

By Chris Imlach / January 27, 2020

Winter is coming— and there are a few things you need to do to prepare for the winter ahead. You might be finishing your last mow, fertilizing your turf and even thinking about pruning your dormant trees and bushes when the cold hits. But have you remembered to wrap your newly planted shrubs and trees? Wrapping these…

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Poor Lawn Drainage Can Cause Winter Crown Hydration

By Chris Imlach / December 3, 2019

During the winter, your grass undergoes a great deal of stress. Cold temperatures, freezing ice, and compaction from heavy snow and snowmen building are just the beginning. Some landscapes have something else to worry about: crown hydration. Homeowners with poor lawn drainage systems are often the victims of this winter damage— killing their grass and…

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It Is All About The Roots!

By Chris Imlach / December 3, 2019

Winter can be hard on trees and shrubs. Prepare your beloved trees and shrubs for our harsh winter months by scheduling Deep Root Fertilization.  It’s the best thing you can do for your trees and shrubs this winter, which is why we want you to know all the details. Protect Your Valuable Landscaping… So you found…

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Is Your Tree Dying? Signs of a “Sick” Tree

By Chris Imlach / October 28, 2019

When you get sick, it can be hard to diagnose the problem. Though you have a runny nose and sore throat, that can be a number of illnesses. Trees get a variety of infections or are affected by their environment just like us— except they often have very different symptoms than sneezing or fevering! In…

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Protect Your Trees from Invasive Insects with Arborjet Tree Injections

By Chris Imlach / October 17, 2019

The emergence of spring welcomes many hungry insects, out from hibernation or hatching in hoards. These caterpillars, moths, beetles and other pests take to your plants, breeding nests in your branches, eating up your leaves, and oftentimes, slowly killing your towering trees. Your trees took years and years to grow so tall and mighty, and…

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5 Winter Pruning Tips to Read Before Trimming Your Dormant Trees or Bushes

By Chris Imlach / September 30, 2019

Although summer or fall might seem like the ideal time to prune your plants— when they’re growing like crazy— it can actually cause unnecessary stress and hinder their regrowth come spring. Before you pull out your shears and start chopping, make sure your trees and bushes are ready for a trim. Here are five pruning…

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4 Ways to Protect Your Shrubs & Trees from Winter Deer Damage

By Chris Imlach / September 15, 2019

In Massachusetts, we have a lot of deer. As fall wears on, corn fields, native perennials and other sources die off, and these four-legged neighbors are quick to munch on your lovingly maintained landscape. With an adult deer capable of eating roughly six pounds of plant material a day, they can wreak some serious havoc,…

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Massachusetts Most Common Tree Bugs & How to Stop Them

By Chris Imlach / June 3, 2019

Insects infestation can be a real problem. These pesky buggers swarm or overtake your trees, eating away at your prized landscape features. Not only is it expensive to replace these trees if attacked and killed, but no homeowner wants to worry about stepping on caterpillars or seeing fuzzy, mold-like pods on once-vibrant plants. Those living…

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