Changes For Eastern Idaho

Kim Johnson Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care Leave a Comment

USDA Changes Hardiness Zones For Eastern Idaho   Recently the US Department of Agriculture revised its zoning maps for plant hardiness throughout the United States. This represents a substantial increase in the amount of data used to formulate each zone. It now covers the years from 1976 through 2005 whereas the previous edition was from 1976 through 1990. Each zone …

Pruning Fruit Trees

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Most people fall into one of three categories when it comes to pruning their fruit trees: absolutely no idea what to do, to terrified to touch it or full steam ahead. Each of these has the potential to damage your tree but can be avoided by doing a little research and by following some simple steps. This blog will focus …

Fires are devastating!

Tecia Grover Expert Advice, Pruning, Tree Care Leave a Comment

California, our hearts go out to you. Dealing with fires is not what we like to see, especially this time of year. It wasn’t too many years ago that fires were in our back yards. Specifically, the fire that went through the foothills of Pocatello. Many lives were affected by loss of homes, vehicles, and livestock. Many don’t realize prevention …

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

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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

Tecia Grover 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 …