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June 7, 2022

Planting Caliper Trees

Most of our caliper (basketed or B&B) trees are grown in metal nursery baskets. These trees should always be moved by the basket and NOT the trunk. Here are some tips on proper planting of your basketed tree: Select proper location for your tree. Ensure utilities are marked and site…
Care and FeedingTips and Tricks
January 10, 2022

Winter Tree Pruning Tips

Winter is an ideal time to gain control of unruly or misshapen trees and shrubs in your yard. Deciduous plants have dropped their foliage revealing the true form of the specimen. Sap movement has slowed down keeping the project spick and span. Winter pruning will stimulate plants to grow faster…
Care and Feeding
April 29, 2019

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning and preparing planting beds; Before all the plants leaf out, it is the best time to clear away all the dead debris from the base of perennial plants, grasses and shrubs. Grasses should be trimmed back to 4-6 inches from the ground and summer flowering shrubs should also…
Care and Feeding
April 11, 2019

Fertilizer Explained

What do all those numbers mean? Fertilizer explained. Like us, plants require a nutritious diet to grow properly. What we put in the ground for our plants is comparable to what we put in our own bellies. When a nutrient is lacking, we will often see our plants calling for…
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