Tips for Taking Care of the Shrubs in Your Yard

Shrubs are an important aspect of the overall landscape of a yard. Many types of shrubs are evergreen and they are often much larger than the surrounding plants. Shrubs are generally the largest plant in a yard other than the trees. Because of their size and perennial status it is important to take care of the shrubs in your yard. It is more expensive and labor intensive to replace a mature shrub that died of than it is to properly care for that shrub and protect its health. You can take care of the shrubs in your yard by keeping debris cleared away, preventing overgrowth, keeping an eye out for disease/pest activity, and by looking into deep root feedings.

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What Types of Pests are the Biggest Threat to My Lawn?

Pests can be a big threat to your yard. They can cause unsightly damage and even kill off large sections of your grass. In order to protect your yard from the threat of pests you need to learn which types pose the biggest threat. When you know the signs of activity from the various types of pests you can take steps to prevent those pests or eradicate them if they are already present. Four pests that pose a threat to your lawn are grubs, moles, chinch bugs, and armyworms.

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How Can I Best Care for My Trees This Summer

Taking care of your lawn throughout the summer can be a lot of work. Weeds are growing fast and the heat can make it difficult to keep your grass healthy. It often seems like there is always a project that needs to be done in the yard during the summer. But, your lawn is not the only part of your yard that needs attention. Your trees also need care during the summer. In order to best care for your trees you need to keep an eye out for problems and provide them with extra nutrition.  

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Ways You Are Inadvertently Encouraging Weeds to Grow In Your Yard

Weeds do not need much encouragement to grow in your yard. They require minimal nutrition and can pop up in your yard seemingly overnight. It takes consistent and proactive action to keep weeds at bay. Unfortunately, many home owners inadvertently encourage weeds to grow. You may be doing this as well by neglecting the health of your yard, cutting your grass too short, and being inconsistent with chemical weed control.

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Tasks that Maximize the Health of Your Trees

Trees can be low maintenance because they do not require constant watering or care like many other types of plants. But, if one of your trees becomes sick or dies off it can cause a lot of problems. Dead trees are not safe to keep around so you will have to spend a significant amount of money if you need a tree removed. And, losing a tree can have a noticeable and negative impact on the landscape of your yard. If you want to ensure the well-being and longevity of your trees there are some tasks you can complete to maximize their health. Tasks that maximize the health of your trees include removing diseased areas, pruning when needed, getting a professional inspection of health, and applying systemic tree injections.

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