Pruning a Live Oak

Pruning a Live OakThe majestic live oak trees can rise to heights of 80 to 100 feet. Native to the Southern United States, they can be found along the coast of southernVirginiato the Gulf Coast of Texas. They grow quickly and can live up to hundreds of years. Live oaks got their name from their leaves staying green during the winter while other trees have bare branches. You can prune, or trim, a live oak tree yourself, but they need to be pruned sparingly or they can be slow to recover if pruned excessively. The timing of pruning a live oak is crucial and should be done in late winter or early spring, before the trees leaf out. Continue reading

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Got Mulch?

Got Mulch?Mulch is an organic or inorganic material that is used as a protective cover on soil to retain moisture, reduce erosion, provide nutrients, and reduce the growth of weeds and seed germination. When mulching in gardens and other landscaping, it mimics the covers of leaves that is on forest floors. Not only does it provide these benefits, but also the benefit of an attractive landscaped appearance. Continue reading

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Are there actually benefits of mulching my flower beds?

Using mulch may not be mandatory, but the benefits will make it worth the effort… Continue reading

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How often should I wait before cutting my lawn?

And how short should you cut it?… Continue reading

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How often should I fertilize my lawn?

Feeding your lawn is the most important thing you can do to keep a healthy lawn… Continue reading

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How often should I be watering my lawn?

Grass needs water in order to grow, but there is such a thing as over-watering, which can actually contribute to the development of fungus and diseases in your lawn. To reduce loss of evaporation, it is best to water your lawn between 4 A.M. and 9 A.M., when the air is still cool and the wind is at its calmest. You may have a couple of spots that require more water than the rest of the lawn, water those by hand to prevent over-watering the rest of your lawn. Continue reading

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Caring For Your Lawn

Having a beautiful green, full, and natural-looking lawn gives homeowners a sense of pride and plays a big part in defining a “home.” When it comes down to your landscaping options, you may face many decisions, including whether you should hire a professional, or if you can do it yourself. This blog will help you with some of the basics in keeping your lawn cared for.

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