Annual vs. Perennial vs. Biennial

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care

Annuals: Annual flowers are defined as one that completes its entire biological lifecycle in a single year. This means they will start from a seed, grow, flower, set seed and die in that single season. With such a short lifespan they have a great need to be up and doing. Most annuals will flower all season long, giving you a …

Changes For Eastern Idaho

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care

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 …

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

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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

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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 …

Why Did My Tree Die?

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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 …

East Idaho’s Warm Winter and Early Spring

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What a Warm Winter and Early Spring Means for Your Landscape We’ve all been enjoying the beautiful March with the warm temperatures and clear days. It has been almost idyllic for homeowners and businesses alike. Though beautiful, there are a couple of concerns that and early spring and warm winter brings to mind. The first being whether or not we should …

Leaf Miner

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Are your leaves showing signs of wilting or yellowing? Maybe premature leaf drop or reduced growth rate? Leaf miners have been an issue for some time in East Idaho. Leaf miners are actually only the larval stage of insects that have over-wintered and laid their eggs with their needle like ovipositor. The larval stage is usually the most destructive stage …