Why It Is Important To Have Your Trees Professionally Trimmed

If you have some trees on your property that are becoming overgrown, you will want to have them trimmed as soon as possible. The last thing you want is for those trees to pose a danger to anyone or to damage private property, whether yours or a neighbor's. Take a moment to review the following reasons why you might want to make sure that you are getting a professional to trim the trees for you. [Read More]

3 Things Gardeners Need To Know About Oak Anthracnose

Planting oak trees in your backyard can help create an appealing environment, but these trees can develop diseases that impact their appearance and health. Once of these diseases is oak anthracnose; here are three things gardeners need to know about oak anthracnose.  How do trees get oak anthracnose? Oak anthracnose is caused by Colletotrichum or Gloeosporium fungi, types of fungi that live in the soil. These fungi can be spread to new areas when diseased trees shed their leaves and these leaves are blown to new areas. [Read More]

Tree Diseases To Watch For When You Have Korean Spice Viburnum Shrubs

Korean spice viburnum is a beautiful and versatile shrub that requires little maintenance and thrives in many climates across the United States. The viburnum shrubs are available in dwarf sizes as accent plants or in larger sizes that can provide both ground cover and flowering hedges. The shrubs flower during the spring and summer, giving off a clove-like scent, and have leaves that turn a brilliant red in fall. While the Korean spice viburnum is low maintenance from watering and fertilizing standpoints, you still need to periodically check the shrub for signs of diseases that can thwart the shrub's growth and beauty. [Read More]

Insects To Watch For On Your Korean Spice Viburnum

Korean spice viburnum is a type of moderate sized shrubs that have clove-scented white flowers in spring, beautiful red foliage in fall, and red decorative berries in winter. The shrubs are great additions to cottage-style gardens and for those who prefer spicier scents to heavy floral scents. The Korean spice viburnum attracts songbirds and butterflies but can also attract less desirable guests: insects and pests. What are some of the insects to watch for if you have a Korean spice viburnum? [Read More]