Better Soil = Better Plants

Better Soil = Better Plants

The urban landscape has an earned reputation for poor soil quality. The standard development process involves stripping the original topsoil from the land; scraping, shaping, and compacting the subsoil during the building process; and top-dressing with a few inches of...
Didn’t we just prune those shrubs?!

Didn’t we just prune those shrubs?!

Whether you DIY or hire a professional, shrub pruning is a regular investment in your property. Time or money, take your pick.  You’re investing in curb appeal and a positive aesthetic, but the dividends in late summer seem to only come in the form of more...
Why Does My Tree Have Yellow Leaves?

Why Does My Tree Have Yellow Leaves?

This time of year, we field a lot of calls about trees with yellow leaves.  Drive around and you will see them scattered throughout the landscape. The bright yellow stands in contrast to the common shades of green of other trees.  In the spring and early summer, the...
Do You Have Spruce Spider Mites?

Do You Have Spruce Spider Mites?

Photo Credit – Heather Zindash One of the earliest Tetranychid Mites to be active is the Spruce Spider Mite, Oligonychus ununguis. This mite overwinters by attaching its eggs to needles and should be hatching very soon. They may be hatching right now if you are...