Horticultural Oils in Your Landscape

Daniel Trejo Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care Leave a Comment

Some form of horticultural oils have been used to control pests for hundreds of years. Their most well known name is dormant oils. However, the oils we have on the market today make that a misnomer as many are labeled to be used throughout the “green” season. Dormant spray is a name for one of the times you can treat …

Soils of Eastern Idaho

Brady Madsen Landscaping, Plant Care

Planet Earth is an amazing orb in our part of the universe compared to almost anything within our current range of vision. Earth’s distance from the sun and the abundance of water provide the essentials of life so much more abundantly than anywhere we currently know. One of the more amazing things about our earth I have come to realize …

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Idaho Voles: Making tracks

Brady Madsen Lawn Care, Pest Control

Even if you’re not actively part of the green industry you’ve probably heard of moles but have you ever head of voles? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t because many people can go their whole lives without ever hearing about them let alone controlling them. It doesn’t help matters that they are often referred to as “meadow mice” or “field …

Do you have Snow Mold?

Kari Atkinson Lawn Care

As the daylight hours begin to lengthen and the temperatures rise, small peeks of green grass are emerging, proving spring might actually be on its way. When long winters combine with a damp spring it can become a perfect environment for fungal diseases such as snow mold and white powdery mildew to start making an appearance. Fortunately in Idaho, most …

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 …

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Pruning Fruit Trees – Idaho Falls Tree Care

Brady Madsen Pruning, Tree Care

How do I prune my fruit tree? 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 …

Fires are devastating!

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Pruning, Tree Care

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 …