Soil erosion is the natural displacement of the top layer of soil, usually caused by water, air, or in the case of farming, tilling the land. This can create a multitude of problems for future vegetation and even lead to further, more advanced, soil erosion. However, there are various ways to help prevent and remedy soil erosion.
Finding the right tree for your landscape can be difficult. Size is obviously a factor, but have you ever thought about the shape? Whether you’re planting trees for privacy or a place to relax in the shade, knowing how a tree will mature is important to achieving the results you desire.
Is your tree shedding its bark? It might be coming off in long strips, small flakes, or even large chunks. Sometimes shedding bark is just part of a tree's natural growth process. Other times, it's a reaction to stressful living conditions, disease, or infestation.
Though spring is usually associated with rain, warm weather, and budding plants, fall is the perfect time to plant a tree.
Deciduous trees are amazing. In the summer, they provide valuable shade for your patios, decks, and home. In the winter, trees can block cold winds creating a thermal barrier. Regardless of the season, they can save you money on your energy bills while enabling you to enjoy the outdoors.
Trees provide long-lasting beauty and increase your property values, but that's not all they have to contribute. Properly chosen and sited trees can reduce your heating costs in winter and your cooling costs in summer by maintaining a good thermal balance for your home.
Tree lines and groves come in a variety of styles and layouts that you can customize to have a natural or a formal feel. Installing a tree line or grove of trees requires safety, planning and maintenance. Here are a few best practices for creating a breathtaking tree line or grove in your landscape.
Trees are a beautiful part of nature, and a colorful part of nature as well. Whether you're searching for trees to create privacy on your property, accentuate an entertainment space,…
It may come as a surprise, but sap is the most valuable product you can harvest from a tree. Usually when trees are thought of as resources, the first thing…