As our trees bloom and grow, it’s easy to take for granted that these strong and solid pillars of our landscaping are still vulnerable to a variety of factors. From destructive pests to opportunistic illnesses, our trees could use a little help from us. Summer tree care is the key to changing an eyesore into a landmark. Here are a few summer landscaping tips to give your trees the love and attention they deserve so they can thrive for generations to come.
Summertime here in Maryland can take its toll on your lawn. With the added foot traffic from playing kids and dogs as well as the regular mowing and the stress from heat and lack of rain, lawn’s are begging for a little TLC right about now. Now that we’re approaching the end of Summer and early Fall, it’s time to consider lawn restoration so you can help set your lawn up for success next year. Investing in lawn restoration now will save you time and money come Springtime.
Winter is finally over and spring is here! Our lawns are waking up from winter dormancy and they are hungry. Now is the time to really get a head start on your spring lawn care to set a foundation of health that can be carried throughout the rest of the year. If you’re looking to get that lush, healthy lawn then spring is a critical time. As your lawn prepares for the growing season there are several steps that you can take to get your lawn ready to thrive this spring and throughout the rest of the year. If you follow the On The Green Spring Lawn Care Checklist, you’ll have your lawn ready to thrive in no time!
When people think of dangerous animals, typically, their minds go to the great predators of the world. Lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!). Though these animals are dangerous in their own right, they’re not even close to being the most dangerous animals in the world. The scary thing is: some of the most dangerous animals in the world are tiny, unassuming, and live in your backyard. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are some of the most dangerous pests in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over 600,000 cases of diseases spread by these tiny pests in the United States from 2004 – 2006. The good news is that, with a few outdoor pest control techniques, you can keep these pests out of your backyard, keeping you and your family safe.
It’s that time of year again, winter will soon be coming to an end and Spring will finally free us from Winter’s icy grasp. Winter can be a very stressful time on your trees and shrubs. The freezing temperatures, loads of snow, salt spray, and the moisture-leeching wind, just to name a few. One problem that we don’t think about in the winter, especially for our trees and shrubs, is insects. Your dormant trees and shrubs could be loaded with time bombs right now. Insects overwinter on and in the bark of trees and shrubs, waiting for the temperatures to rise so they can wake from their slumber. So, how can we stop this oncoming invasion? The answer is dormant oil.
Do you ever wonder, where do bugs go in the winter? The answer is probably not what you want to hear. For all of the insects that don’t migrate to warmer climates or die off in the cold, there’s only one option: find someplace warm, quick. For many of those overwintering insects, the only warm place around is your home. After reading this article you may want to start considering some winter pest control measures.
Every spring we take up arms against pests trying to either destroy our garden or invade our homes. But recently there have been reports of a new pest, a pest poised to cause considerable damage to trees and crops on the east coast. The spotted lanternfly.
What The Heck Is A Lanternfly?
If you’ve never heard of the spotted lanternfly, it’s because it’s an invasive species native to China and was first reported in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania.
In late October of this year, a spotted lanternfly was discovered in a trap in Cecil County, making it the first confirmed sighting in the Old Line State.
Winter is coming faster than you think and here in Maryland we usually get bitter temperatures and plenty of snow. But we aren’t the only ones who experience the intense cold. Our trees are not immune to the weather and are not protected like hibernating animals. This can be stressful on non-native or young trees that are still very vulnerable. Follow these steps to make sure your trees are well protected this winter and thrive in the spring.
Once summer is over, many home and business owners look around at their lawn and wonder, “Now what?”. While you may feel tempted to cease all lawn care and landscape maintenance efforts after Labor Day, fall is actually a prime time to show your grass, beds, and gardens some much-needed attention to repair the damage caused by summer’s heat and drought conditions. Here are six essential fall landscape tips to get your property prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store throughout autumn and winter.
Here in Maryland and Virginia, our warmer climate allows us to spend ample time in our yards throughout the fall season. One of the few downsides to our gorgeous seasonal weather are the mosquitoes. We can’t quite seem to shake, even after summer ends. These pests can thrive throughout much of autumn, putting a severe damper on all of our outdoor events and activities.
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