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Why does my Crape Myrtle still have its leaves?

Posted by Mike Bowles on Feb 28, 2018 11:25:33 AM

Does it seem like your Crape Myrtles or Japanese Maples are confused?

We’ve had some calls from clients that have noticed their Crape Myrtles and Japanese Maples are still holding on to their leaves. Is this happening to you too?  If you remember the first week in November, there was a hard freeze where temps fell into the teens overnight. Unfortunately, this happened before the plants had a chance to fully go dormant and prepare for winter.  

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Topics: Customer Tips, Winter Damage

Why Are My Evergreens Turning Brown?

Posted by Mike Bowles on Feb 23, 2018 4:14:10 PM

This winter season you may have noticed some broadleaf evergreens getting brown tips on their leaves and maybe even beginning to lose leaves.

The reason may surprise you
As cold as it’s been this winter the damage to these plants actually started months ago. If you remember the first week in November, there

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Topics: Customer Tips, Winter Damage

How To Plant A Tree

Posted by Mike Bowles on Jan 11, 2018 2:23:45 PM

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when selecting the type of tree, you’ll be installing:

  • Light – Is the spot you have in mind located in sun or shade?
  • Wind – Does the location tend to be windy or is it sheltered by your home or other trees?
  • Soil – Is your soil usually dry or does water stick around after a rain?

Check out the great resources available at ArborDay.org if you’re having a hard time deciding what type of tree would be best for your yard.

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Topics: Install Tree, Tree Installation