Why Do Leaves Fall?
How Leaves Work Have you ever wondered what brings out the fall color of leaves? To find the answer, you have to understand how trees and leaves work. Trees need to eat, just like you and I do. But their food is not fertilizer any more than a multivitamin is food for us. Carbohydrates and […]
Tree Root Problems
Getting to the Root of the Problem Tree roots are often the most overlooked, neglected, and abused component of the tree’s anatomy. Tree root problems are a major part of a tree’s health. In the mid-Atlantic region, tree roots are located mostly in the top six to ten inches of soil. This is due to […]
When to Fertilize Your Trees
When Trees Need Fertilizer Are your trees looking a little peaked? They may be lacking nutrients and need fertilizer. Urban soils are often lack the nutrients that are found naturally in the forest, and trees have a harder time absorbing what is there. There are several factors that can lead to this condition: Competition from […]
Mature Tree Care | Tips From Your Local Tree Care Experts
When it comes to tree care, we might be slightly biased, but our rule of thumb is, when in doubt, call in the professional tree care experts. Now, being “in doubt” can look like a lot of different things. But in fairness to our clients, we don’t want you paying for tree care services you […]
Getting Ready For Summer: FAQs Answered | Tree Care In Virginia
If you find yourself in Northern Virginia or areas like Springfield, Vienna, Reston, McLean, Great Falls, Loudoun, Falls Church, Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, or Ashburn, we want to tell you about our award-winning tree care company, Growing Earth Tree Care. We’ve been part of the North Virginia community, being experienced and knowledgeable tree care specialists, for […]
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 […]
The Battle Between Trees and Grass
Grass and trees are fierce competitors for oxygen, nutrients, water and sunlight. That’s why you seldom see nice healthy trees and grass in close proximity to each other. Usually one or the other will be dominate. In the urban environment, sod is often placed over the root system of a tree and it generally has […]