Winter Yard Prep

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Pruning, Sprinkler Systems, Tree Care, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Is Your Yard Ready to Hibernate? (Getting Landscapes Ready for Winter) Well the upper mountains are showing snowcaps but it still feels like fall here in Southeast Idaho. These next couple of weeks are a perfect window to make sure our landscapes have the best chance possible to make it through the winter unscathed. So just like when a bear …

Deep Root Fertilization

Deep Root Fertilization

Michael Cousin Expert Advice, Tree Care Leave a Comment

In the Fall or Spring you can add a Deep Root Fertilization for your trees and shrubs to help young and stressed trees thrive in East Idaho. • Deep Root Fertilization contains a specialized mix of micro-nutrients and arborist-quality fertilizers. • Can be beneficial for stressed shrubs. • Timed either in late fall or early spring. • Effective for an entire growing season. Get …

Windy and Warm Weather Update

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Plant Care, Tree Care Leave a Comment

Even though temperatures have moderated a bit now, those hot summer days with an awesome breeze we’ve had? Well there’s good news and bad news. The reason that breeze felt so good is because we have the ability to sweat. Sweating cools us down via the vaporization of water molecules from our skin. The good news is that plants have …

Cottony Maple Scale – Sticky Marshmallows on Trees

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Tree Care 2 Comments

Have you noticed sticky patches on your sidewalk or car and looked up to see what looks like small white cotton balls on the branches of the trees? These cotton balls are the egg sacks of a small flat insect called Pulvinaria innumerabilis, otherwise known as cottony maple scale. They are the surprise party of the scale world. One day your tree looks …

Pine Weevil and Your Wilting Spruce Trees

Kate Manning Expert Advice, Tree Care Leave a Comment

Nothing can spoil the majestic look of a beautiful blue spruce more than to see the top of it curling down. The culprit is none other than the white pine weevil. Sometimes called the Engelmann spruce weevil or just spruce weevil, the white pine weevil attacks all sorts of ornamental spruce and pine trees. These include white pine, Colorado blue …

Winter Pruning – Won’t That Hurt My Tree?

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Pruning 2 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get some of that summer yard work done and out of the way during those “wasted” winter months? The good news is that you can! A majority of deciduous plant material can be pruned any time after there has been at least one hard freeze. Then not only is it convenient for you …

Picking a Fresh Christmas Tree

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December is here and the stores have filled up with Christmas décor, presents and anything/ everything else you can imagine. Including the all important Christmas tree. While it is true that there are endless options of fake trees, I wanted to address the options facing those looking into a live tree. These are generally available at various stores/ nurseries as …

The Importance of Fall Weed Control in Lawns

Kalie Larkin Lawn Care, Weed Control Leave a Comment

As we round the corner into the home stretch of the season my motto is: “It is way easier (and cheaper!) to prepare and prevent than repair and repent!” If you have been meticulous in your lawn care throughout the race of spring and summer, whether on your own or with a company, I bet its looking really good by now. The temptation …

Why Did My Tree Die?

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Plant Care, Pruning Leave a Comment

My Tree Just Died There are times we look at the trees in our yard and it seems like they were doing great just yesterday and today they are dead. “Why did my tree die?” is a common question we hear all the time. The two killers I want to mention are subtle because they attack the trees supply system instead of …