Epsom Salt represents an organic mineral – hydrated magnesium sulfate. It has been used for hundreds of years as a home remedy and as of late it is used as an organic fertilizer and soil amendment. Epsom Salt compensates for magnesium deficiencies in the soil and plants and it is often used to boost crops (peppers and tomatoes) or to boost blossoms in roses and other flowers. However, Epsom Salt has plenty of benefits for trees and shrubs as well. Today, our tree service Dunlap IL are here to talk to you about some interesting uses of Epsom Salt for hardy vegetation, trees, shrubs, and hedges. » Read More
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner so it is only natural to think about trees’ and shrubs’ protection against weather extremes, weeds and pests. We have talked about organic mulches and preventative measures against heat or frost, but today we will take a look at things from a double point of view: tree protection AND landscaping. Usually, ground covers play both roles in the same time, acting as barriers and aesthetic enhancements for your trees and shrub plantations. Today, our tree service Peru, IL specialists want to present you with three important inorganic groundcovers (mulches) for both function and looks when it comes to spring and summer tree care. » Read More
Last time we have talked about sustainable approaches to tree care, emphasizing on the plantation of native trees, sustainable irrigation and fertilization. Since fertilization, protection and preservation of resources are major concern topics, our tree service Peru, IL team decided today to present you with six organic mulch types to hydrate, fertilize and safeguard your trees all year long. » Read More
In the last years, sustainability has become more than a buzz word, but a value and principle people are embracing in their building and maintenance projects. But given the issues related to climate change and preservation of resources we cannot ignore, sustainability has become a concept fully applied to lawn care, gardening and landscaping. We see more and more projects involving lawn size reductions, the use of intelligent and tech-centric irrigation systems, organic cultivation of edible gardens, and so on. But no landscape is complete without trees to keep the soil in place, to offer shade and become true focal points on your property. Today, our tree service Utica, IL specialists are here to discuss the major trends in sustainable landscaping revolving around tree plantation and tree maintenance.
If you just moved in a new house and own a property, one of the first things that you will enjoy this time of year are the gorgeous colors of trees and shrubs, the tantalizing scents of flowers and the spectacular beauty covering the land. However, you might also notice some ugly-looking web cocoons in your trees looking like nests. In case you didn’t know, these are webworm nests and they are pretty common for fruit trees in Illinois. Today, our tree service Peru, IL will share some of their tips and recommendations regarding the control of webworms and their nests this fall. » Read More
Picking your own ripe fruit from your own fruit trees compares to nothing in the world. Homeowners in love with their orchards know that fruit trees don’t only offer them fresh and tantalizing produce to enjoy, but also a superb landscape of colored sweet gems and autumn leaves, in a symphony of shade and fragrance that is truly incomparable. And since fall is the season to pick most fruits and prepare the trees for winter, our tree service Dunlap, IL experts are here today to share some of their tips and expert advice on how to proceed in early fall to ensure your trees’ health and strength. » Read More
While resilient even to extreme heat and weather conditions, trees, just like humans, need to be kept safe when faced with an upcoming heat wave. Experienced landowners and gardeners know they should always keep an eye on the weather forecasts to be prepared to handle a few days of extreme heat. However, sometimes such waves slip our attention and take us by surprise. Today, our tree service Mendota, IL specialists have gathered to offer their advice on how to properly protect and care for your trees during a heat wave.
When we talk about summer tree care, we have to talk about proper tree fertilization. Last time, our experts shared their advice and tips in regards to mulching – a mandatory activity meant to nourish and protect all your trees, shrubs, hedges, flowers and bushes during summer. But proper tree care can’t be narrowed down to watering and mulch layering. Sometimes your trees need soil amendments to keep them healthy and thriving all summer long – benefiting from weed and pest protection in the same time. Today, our tree service Dixon, IL specialists want to offer you a quick guide on tree organic fertilization to help new trees grow healthily and older trees properly establish in your overall landscape.
Gardening, lawn care and landscaping are extraordinary activities which need dedication, effort, time and some skills. When it comes to maintaining your property throughout the hot summer season one of the most important things you need to focus on is fertilization and protection. Today our tree service Utica, IL specialists want to focus on an important type of protective measure to keep your trees healthy and thriving during the summer: mulching. We have talked about tree protection in the summer before, but this time we will get into the specifics of proper mulching as one of the easiest, healthiest and cheapest ways to make sure your trees get the protection they need.
The Illinois Valley recently received anywhere from three to seven inches of water, which was well needed, because we’ve been in somewhat of a drought. Summer is about to kick off here on Tuesday, and praise God we got some rain. I wanted to give you a gentle reminder that just because we got some rain, don’t stop watering those trees and lawns.
With the forecast ahead and the stress that all the trees have gone through to date, our arborist in Ottawa says we really need to stay up on watering our trees and lawns. If you have a newly planted tree by Taylor’s or yourself, I would recommend at least watering it two to three times a week with a slow trickle. If you have a five gallon bucket you could always use that, as well. And don’t forget your mature trees, a slow trick or sprinkler around the base of your big trees can make a big difference.