1. The Grass Doesn’t Have to be Greener on the Other Side

    While the saying may be “the grass is always greener on the other side,” it sure doesn’t have to be! We’ve pulled together the basics for growing healthy grass so you can improve the quality of your lawn and not be envious of your neighbors. After all, nice grass is healthy grass. And by learning how to care for your grass, you’ll be able to avoid falling for the misconceptions and myths…Read More

  2. Making the Most of Your Outdoor Holiday Lights

    At Growing Earth Tree Care, we have your homestead’s needs in mind. With the season’s change comes holidays. And with holidays come traditions. One of our favorite traditions is seeing Christmas lights adorning the homes of our local communities including Vienna, Springfield, Reston, McLean, Great Falls, Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, and more. We are proud to be Northe…Read More

  3. 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

  4. Tree Pruning

    Tree pruning is both an art and a science.  Since every tree is different, how a particular tree is pruned will depend upon the overall objectives, along with the knowledge or experience of the arborist doing the pruning.  A properly pruned tree will look natural.  It may be hard to discern that it has been pruned.  Whereas an improperly pruned tree often seems unnatural and sometimes has that…Read More

  5. The Great Mulch Debate: Which is the Best to Use?

    Traditionally, it was common for gardeners to use Cypress mulch for their flower beds, as it was a by-product of the lumber industry. When the Cypress trees were being cut down for the sole purpose of mulch, however, more attention was focused on better alternatives. Additionally, Cypress mulch doesn’t break down well and develop nutrient-rich soil that trees and flowers need. So, what’s the b…Read More

  6. Why Would You Need a Consulting Arborist?

    Consulting arborists are qualified tree experts who have experience and qualifications in the field of arboriculture. You can think of them as being distinguished authorities on the health, safety and preservation of trees in the environment, much like a doctor would be to a human patient. Consulting arborists are often members of a particular organization, which means they receive ongoing trainin…Read More