1. Your Home And Tips For Mosquito Control

    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 and integrated approach to mosquito and pest control…Read More

  2. What Our Customers Are Saying About Growing Earth Tree Care

    Having been established in 1976, Growing Earth Tree Care hasn’t remained in business for over forty years by taking shortcuts. Formed by former Fairfax County Arborist Benjamin White, Ben had a passion for providing quality tree maintenance services to Ashburn, VA, and the surrounding regions.  Our current owners worked and learned about tree pruning, tree care, and even tree and stump removal …Read More

  3. Essential Tips For Pruning A Tree Without Killing It

    Trees are very beautiful and provide the citizens of Ashburn with several invaluable services. These include creating much needed shade during the muggy Virginia summer, absorbing carbon dioxide and other potentially harmful gasses from the air while simultaneously releasing oxygen, and creating an ecosystem that provides habitat and food for birds and other animals. Once established, trees need v…Read More

  4. Signs Your Tree Is Suffering From Powdery Mildew

    People need doctors. Animals need doctors. But what about trees? Many people assume that as soon as a plant, flower, or tree is planted and survives its first couple of Virginia winters, it doesn’t need any more attention. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Like people and animals, trees can fall victim to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and even parasitic insects that can result in sickness a…Read More

  5. Beginner’s Guide To Care And Maintenance Of Persimmon Trees

    While Virginia is perhaps best known for its many native oak tree species, that doesn’t mean you won’t find something more exotic growing here and there throughout the Ashburn area. Although trees perform a very valuable function in that they prevent soil erosion, absorb toxins out of the air, and provide food and shelter for various forest critters, it’s true that they can also directly imp…Read More

  6. Things You’ll Find In An Arborist’s Toolbox

    In a previous blog post we discussed what exactly it is that tree surgeons do to keep your trees healthy and thriving here in Ashburn. We touched on the fact that most tree surgeons are really arborists who specialize in tasks like tree trimming and pruning, tree removal, diagnosis of tree diseases, and tree re-planting. Today we’d like to provide you with more info on what it’s like to work a…Read More

  7. What Does A Tree Surgeon Do?

    If you’re sick, you go see your primary care physician in Ashburn. If you realize that you’re suffering from an internal injury or illness, you book an appointment with a surgeon who has the skills necessary to help you get better. People aren’t the only ones who can get sick and need a doctor, of course. We take our pets to see veterinarians when they’re in need of professional care, and …Read More

  8. An Introduction To Tree Diseases And Damaging Insects In Virginia

    Trees, shrubs, and other plant life are the tools that homeowners use to make sure their yard has a different personality than the ones on either side of it. No one wants to have a cookie-cutter yard just like no one wants to live in a cookie-cutter house. As a place where you spend a good portion of your life, it’s likely that you want your yard to reflect the uniqueness of your family and the …Read More

  9. Preventing and Repairing Deer Damaged Trees

    Do you remember Bambi? For most, this charming animation will forever be an adorable representation of deer. However, when a herd of deer flock into your garden bed at night and you discover the next morning they have eaten your flowers and destroyed your newly planted trees, you might think differently. Why do deer rub their antlers? For some, the damage caused by deer can be a frustrating experi…Read More

  10. How To Properly Prune Trees

    Just like your routine hair cuts, tree trimming is a natural and vital part of promoting a healthy, growing tree. However, a tree is a living organism, unlike your hair, and improper tree pruning can cause damage to your tree. The most important thing to keep in mind when pruning your trees is that pruning will affect the structure, health, and vigor of your tree. These consequences can be both ne…Read More