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Water Saving Tips For Your Irrigation System

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Managing water usage is important, especially if you live somewhere that suffers or is in danger of suffering from water shortages and drought. The following are a few tips to further help ensure your sprinkler system is not wasting any water unnecessarily: Tip #1: Skip misting emitters Evaporation is a major cause of water waste with a sprinkler system. To avoid this problem, choose the right emitters. If you opt for spray style emitters, then check that they spray larger water droplets as opposed to a fine mist.…

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Preparing For The Next Hurricane? 3 Signs Your Trees Might Not Weather The Storm

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With hurricane season in full gear, and with so many storms lining up, it’s time to take a look around your yard and make sure you’re prepared for the deluge. If you’re reinforced your roof, and installed your hurricane shutters, you’re on your way to a protected home. However, there may be one important area that you haven’t thought about. That’s your yard; specifically your trees. If your trees aren’t secure, you could end up with significant structural damage to your home.…

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Tips For Controlling Weed Growth In Your Lawn

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One of the biggest frustrations homeowners face each spring in their yards is the proliferation of weeds. Just as the grass starts growing in and looking lush, up pop the annoying dandelions and other invasive weeds.  If you are tired of spending your weekends in the spring pulling weeds out of your lawn, then follow these time-tested tips for controlling their growth: Tip: Apply a Pre-Emergent Weed Killer Each Spring In order to have a lush green lawn in the summer, you need to fertilize your lawn in the spring.…

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Too Much Rain And Your Healthy Tree: Why It's A Bad Combination

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The last thing you would probably worry about with a large, healthy tree in your yard is the risk of that tree coming down. Sure, there’s always the risk of a natural disaster or a lightning strike bringing it down, but what about heavy rain? You might be surprised to learn that a seemingly healthy tree can be heavily damaged by excess rain. Here’s a look at what you need to know about rain saturation and your tree.…

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Four Tips For A Better Prune: A Guide For Homeowners With Trees

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If you have a few trees on your property, it is important to trim them regularly. This ensures dead and decaying branches are removed before they get a chance to spread infections to the still-healthy branches. It also helps prevent the branches from getting too dense and trapping too much moisture. But pruning is a bit more complicated than just snipping off a few branches and leaving others alone. Here are four pruning tips to ensure you make the most of your trimming.…

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4 Tips For Keeping Your Maple Trees Properly Pruned

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From the common red maple to the colorful varieties from Japan, maples tend to make good shade trees with medium to fast growth. They benefit from pruning from early in their growth, helping produce a more open shape with strong branches. Use these maple pruning tips to either handle the task yourself or make sure your tree service is doing a good job. Trim Primarily During the Summer Many trees respond best to pruning in the late winter or early spring before leaf buds open.…

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Assessing Tree Damage After A Storm

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A storm-damaged tree isn’t an automatic candidate for removal. Some damaged trees have to be removed while others can be saved. Therefore, you need to evaluate your trees after a storm and decide on which ones can be saved. Here are some of the things to assess when making this decision: Cracks and Splits These forms of damage are common with large trees or trees with large branches or large foliage.…

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Bring Trees Into Your Home By Getting Professional Help With Selection And Care

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Owning a home and maintaining several trees on your landscape requires constant commitment. You need to make sure your trees are getting enough water and not experiencing any health issues. While some individuals may be interested in adding more trees to your backyard, you may want to introduce trees to the inside of your home. It is worth hiring a tree service company, such as Good Morrow, to help make this happen.…

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3 Effective Ways To Enhance The Look And Feel Of Your Property

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Living on an older property doesn’t mean that things have to look worn and run down. Here are three things you can do to add new life to your property, thereby giving it a newer look and feel: Have Your Trees Serviced If your trees have seen better days, it may be time to have a professional give them a facelift. With a little trimming and pruning, your service provider can give your old trees new life and optimize safety for those spending time in your yard.…

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3 Easy Ways To Kill A Tree On Your Own

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If you have a tree that you no longer want to grow on your property, you can attempt to kill the tree to stop its growth before you have the tree removed. Here are three different easy ways that you can use to kill an established tree. #1 Remove The Bark One of the most effective ways to kill a tree is by removing the bark on the tree. Removing the bark itself can be a laborious process, depending on the type of tree and bark that is on the tree; however, it is also a very effective process.…

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