Overhanging Limb Issue? 3 Considerations Before Embarking on a DIY Tree Trimming Adventure

Trees are a common cause of disputes between neighbors. Often the argument revolves around a specific tree that straddles the property line, but sometimes the complaint is just because some of the tree limbs extend over the property line and obscure the view or drop leaves or fruit onto the neighbor's lawn. Homeowners who are involved in this type of dispute with a neighbor may be thinking about borrowing a chain saw and taking matters into their own hands. Read More 

How An Arborist Can Help You Get The Lawn Of Your Dreams

Finding a piece of property that features a large wooded lot can seem like heaven to some people. Trees provide refreshing shade and are often home to amazing wildlife that you can sit back and observe for pleasure and delight. If you haven't lived in a house that is surrounded by majestic trees before you probably don't really know how to properly maintain the lot and keep it looking its best. Read More 

3 Steps For A Better Lawn In The New Year

Are you tired of having a sub-par lawn? Do you want to do something about it in the upcoming year? Despite grass being one of those plants that will decide at random to grow in places where it should not be, such as in sidewalk cracks, it may also stubbornly decide not to grow where you actually want it to be. Fortunately, despite its almost whimsical nature, grass isn't exactly an overly complicated plant. Read More 

Why Are Brackets Growing From Your Trees?

Mushrooms are tasty on a salad or in a stew, but what if they start growing from your trees? The large, mushroom-like formations that may emerge from your tree's roots and lower trunk are actually known as brackets, and they are a sign of a fungal infection. Keep reading for a closer look at what the appearance of brackets means for the future of the trees -- and what you should do about the situation. Read More 

Two Tips To Control Ticks In Your Yards

Some bugs are just annoying, such as tiny little sugar ants that find their way to your pantry in summer or the fruit flies that become common when you start harvesting produce from your garden. Other bugs can be dangerous, however. Ticks are one such bug. While usually thought of as an insect, which has six legs and antennae, a tick is actually an eight-legged arachnid, like a spider. Ticks are blood sucking parasites that can cause disease in both humans and animals. Read More