Tree Tips

Plant Trees & Shrubs In Fall

29 October, 2013
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The ground warms and cools slower than the climate, so fall is a good time to install trees and shrubs because it’s still warmer than the air. In fact, tree and shrub roots grow well even in 40 degree soil. Roots can grow though early December, but you need to plant trees and shrubs six […]

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We are seeing lace bugs on broad leaf evergreens this year! Laurels, rhododendron, magnolias and azaleas seem to be significantly impacted. Tell tale signs of lace bugs are dull foliage with a white insect on the back of the foliage. We recommend that you treat with Bonide Systemic Insect Control – available at your local Frank Otte […]

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Tree Planting Tips

27 February, 2012

When transporting a tree; the branches should be bound tight so as to avoid wind damage (when leaves or needles are present) during transportation. Trees should always be handled by the root ball not the trunk.  Excessive handling of a tree especially by the trunk can cause root damage. Plant the tree ASAP after purchase […]

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Send for seed and nursery catalogs. Order seeds and plants as early as possible for best selection. Prune summer- and fall-blooming woody plants, including vines, shrubs and trees. Prune and shape trees and shrubs Clean leaves on lawns and in beds Make an early appointment with your landscape designer. While the landscape season has not […]

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