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 …

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 …

Winter Pruning – Won’t That Hurt My Tree?

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Pruning 4 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 …