Reasons You Might Want to Remove That Tree

Bill Gray Expert Advice, Pruning Leave a Comment

At some point, tree removal is inevitable. This is because trees are living organisms that grow, live awhile (in some cases, a loooong while), then get sick or injured, decline and then die. There are actually many legitimate reasons to take out a tree but I wanted to detail out my personal top ten: dead/ dying, unsightly, blocking a view, …

Spider Mites

Daniel Trejo Expert Advice, Plant Care Leave a Comment

Summer hits and it is time to start keeping an eye out for the symptoms of spider mites. I say symptoms of spider mites because it can be really hard to spot the actual insect. This minute pest can go after a variety of plants including evergreen and deciduous alike. They have multiple generations in a season and so take …

Hail Damage in Apple Trees

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Plant Care Leave a Comment

We have had at least 3 major hail events since April of this year with the latest one being just 4 days ago on the 23 of June. I’m sure everyone especially remembers the one we had in April because the hail was measured at 2 inches around and damaged countless amounts of property. This damage included: totaling cars, breaking …

What Does A Backflow Preventer Do?

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Sprinkler Systems Leave a Comment

A backflow preventer does exactly what its name implies that it should do, prevents backflow. That being said, it just makes us ask “What is backflow and why do we care?” Backflow is what happens when the pressures that normally ensure water flows in a standard direction is reduced to the point that the water goes in the opposite direction, …

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 …