Mechanical Damage to Trees

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care Leave a Comment

We can think of mechanical damage as any damage sustained by a tree or plant caused by a physical force. You will more often see this happen to young or thin barked trees. Young trees’ bark is vulnerable to even the most incidental bumps by kids toys, cat claws, bicycles and those aren’t even the most common ones. The most …

Why Trees Die Needlessly – The Easy Solution That Almost Nobody Knows

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All organisms found on earth eventually die. Lifecycles can be as short as hours or as long as thousands of years. One of the longest living organisms on this big blue ball is the tree. It can live for decades, centuries and in some cases even millennia. Trees are useful in an uncountable number of ways: they provide beauty, habitats, …

Honey bees and other pollinators

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As the warm spring air hits Eastern Idaho, it awakes one of the most busy and productive insects. Bees and other pollinators start moving around in the search for food. There are over 4,000 types of bees thorough out the United States. Other pollinators are beetles, birds and bats. These are not a major pollinator as the bees but, they …

Why to Plant That Garden

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My mother and I have always been something of haphazard gardeners but as I have been reading and studying to figure out what I wanted to say here I can honestly say that I want to change that. Research has documented that planting and maintaining a garden provides benefits that can last a life time. Most of these will come …

Aeration Vs Power Rake

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These two types of lawn care treatments have very different and distinct purposes.  Lawn aeration allows for better water and air infiltration into the soil. Power raking is the process of removing a heavy thatch layer from above the soil. Thatch A thatch layer is a buildup of dead and living organic matter and grass roots on top of the …