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new homeowners

While trees can increase property values and enhance the curb appeal of your home, trees can also help to make us feel at home. However, new homeowners should try not to do too much after moving in until they know…

trees fall

The main reason trees fall down in stormy or windy conditions has to do with their roots. In fact, one of the main jobs of a tree's root system is to anchor the tree and keep it stable. Roots also…

Fall Tree Care

Autumn is the best time to prepare your trees and garden for spring. Prepping trees and the lawn for the winter months ahead is sure to pay off in the spring. If you aren’t quite sure of how to prepare…

Are Trees a Problem When Buying a House?

Are you house-hunting? If anything about the process is almost universally true, it’s this. It’s much easier to fall in love with a property that comes with a luscious green garden with some big trees than one with a barren…

mulch in the fall

Mulch plays an important role in keeping your garden healthy. When applied properly, mulch helps to preserve moisture, fight weeds, combat the presence of pest insects, and even reduce the risk of frost-related heaving. Common types of mulch include pine…

tree care

Got a tree looking a little worse for its wear? Whether it’s been hit by multiple storms or just creeping up in age, it may be time to finally answer the question if it’s worth saving despite all of your…

emerald ash borer

Emerald ash borers (or EABs) are metallic green beetles native to eastern Asia. They were first discovered in Detroit, Michigan in 2002. These beetles may be smaller than a dime but they’re capable of massive destruction. In fact, they can…

tree clean up

Midwesterners know that feeling after a storm, with its howling winds and driving rain, moves on. There's a moment when you go outside to see what was left untouched and what was in the path of destruction. Heavy rains, hail,…

storm season

As much as weather forecasters try, weather in different parts of the world is unpredictable. Such is the case for the people who live in the Midwest. The weather is so extreme that snowfall and heatwaves can occur within the…

Where to put mulch

What is mulch? If you search this question online, the descriptions would refer to mulch as something that helps your plants grow. While this is somewhat right, it’s not completely accurate. It is commonly used by gardeners and landscapers to…