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The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees

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Mulch is great for your trees. It helps to retain moisture in the soil and regulates soil temperature, keeping roots at the proper temperature throughout the year. Mulch also reduces damage to roots and trunks from lawn mowers and weed whackers. These devices often cut through the bark into the tree’s vascular system, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients. …

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The Dangers of Leaf Fungus

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Anthracnose is a fungi that infects the stems, branches, leaves and fruits of some deciduous trees including sycamore, ash, maple, oak and privet. Cool, wet or moist conditions tend to make outbreaks more severe. Leaf infections are identified by discolored, blotchy lesions coming from leaf veins. Leaf drop or defoliation can take place in the spring and may lead to …

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Only Preventative Treatment Can Save Your Trees from the Asian Ambrosia Beetle

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The Asian Ambrosia Beetle aggressively assaults a wide variety of trees, including: Ash, Beech, Bradford pear, Chinese elm, Crape myrtle, Dogwood, Elm, Golden Rain Tree, Hickory, Holly, Honey Locust, Japanese maple, Japanese snowbell, Linden, Magnolia, Mimosa, Oak, Persimmon Once the tree has been attacked, it is too late. The only way to protect your trees from the problems caused by this beetle …

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7 Fall Garden Pests

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Fall is the time of the year when gardeners tend to have a little more time to breathe. Plants need less irrigation, temperatures are not as high and many pests have completed the plant-destruction phase of their cycles. However, there are a handful of pests that make their presence known in the fall, so it’s important to be on the lookout …

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Mosquito Control And Your Yard: What Works

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Mosquitoes and other pests can be a painful nuisance at the best of times, and a serious health issue at the worst of times (i.e. West Nile Virus). Either way, mosquito control requires proper care and attention for your yard, trees, and life in general. Here are some practical tips about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to …

Your Home And Tips For Mosquito Control

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In one of our previous posts, we discussed some techniques for the prevention of a mosquito problem in your yard or homestead. Many of them pointed to the same principle: don’t have standing water anywhere in your yard or around your house. In today’s post, we will move beyond simple prevention of the issue, and move into a more well-rounded …

Common Garden Pests Found in the Fall

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Fall is the time of the year when gardeners can breathe a little more. Plants need less irrigation, temperatures are not as hot and many pests have completed the plant-destruction phase of their cycles. Still, there are a handful of pests that make their presence in the fall, so it’s important to be on the lookout. As with all types …

How to Control Aphids in Your Garden

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Aphids can definitely mean trouble for garden, even though they are small and rather innocent looking upon first glance. These tiny pests are pear shaped and about 1/16 to ⅜ of an inch long. Aphids have long antennae, and some have wings. They can be a variety of colors, such as green, pink, yellow, black or gray. The nymphs look …

How to Manage Flatheaded Borers

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Flatheaded borers are beetle larvae that live just beneath the bark of tree trunks, branches and roots. They are similar to termites in that they dig out tunnels in the wood, and signs of an infestation include sawdust around the tree as well as loose bark that can be pulled apart. Flatheaded borers are small, approximately one-inch in size, and …