Aphids are an all-too-common pest in gardens and landscapes. Also known as greenflies and blackflies, they feast on sap. Because of their small size, however, aphids often go unnoticed. When fully grown, aphids are only about one-eighth of an inch long. While you can't easily spot them from … [Read more...]
5 Tips on How to Prune Shrubs in Your Landscape
Shrubs are an excellent addition to residential landscapes. With their short height – usually just 2 to 15 feet – and bushy appearance, they are perfect for flowerbeds. Using just a few strategically planted shrubs, you can enhance your landscape to create a more attractive curb appeal. But if … [Read more...]
Are Twig Girdlers to Blame for Your Fallen Oak Limbs?
Many homeowners assume that fallen limbs and branches from their oak trees are the result of normal aging. When trees age, they have a tendency to lose some of their limbs. However, another possible cause is twig girdlers. While twig girdlers were rampant during the early to mid-1990s, they are … [Read more...]
Help! My Pine Tree is Losing its Bark
Pines are one of the most common tree species in North America. From the genus Pinaceae, this evergreen coniferous is characterized by clusters of needle-shaped leaves (known as pine needles). It's not uncommon for pine trees to grow in woods and backyards, offering a nice addition to the … [Read more...]