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When to Fertilize Your Trees

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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 grass Elimination of natural sources …

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Getting Ready For Summer: FAQs Answered | Tree Care In Virginia

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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 over forty years now. We …

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

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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 …

The Battle Between Trees and Grass

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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 the advantage obtaining nutrients and …