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How to Stop Tree Roots from Sprouting in the Lawn
Joy asked, “We have a pear tree. It has sprouted shoots all over the grass. Is there any solution other than removing the tree?” We asked experts why tree roots sprout, how to remove them and if...
Best Trees to Replace Ash (Ash Tree Alternatives by Zone)
If you removed an ash tree because of emerald ash borer (EAB), you likely want to fill the bare spot. Learn about the benefits of diversifying your landscape and find a great ash tree replacement.
Creating a Pollinator Garden (Steps and a Pollinator Plant List)
When planning a garden, include spots and flowers for pollinators. Read on to learn steps to design a pollinator garden along with the best plants for you!
How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Summer
If you didn’t apply pre-emergent in spring, your lawn can become overrun by crabgrass. While it is best to stop crabgrass before it sprouts, you can try to get rid of it in summer with these steps!
Why You Should be Removing Ivy from Trees
When tangles of ivy climb your tree’s trunk, you may like the look, but how do trees feel about it? Keep reading to learn how ivy can harm trees as it grows and how to remove ivy from trees.
Why Does My Tree Have No Leaves on Top? (Maple, Birch and Ash)
Spotting twigs and trees with no leaves on top are not just unattractive, they are likely in trouble. Find out why trees, including maple, birch, and ash, experience this and what you should do next.
What Are These Bumps on My Oak Tree Leaves?
Gwen asked, “I believe insects have burrowed into the leaves of my burr oak tree, now they’re dying and turning orange.” If you see bumpy oak leaves with a funky color, learn why this happens.
Uh Oh - My Tree Has Buds, but No Leaves?
Why are the buds on your tree still not breaking? What's going on? Use the tips below to get to the root of the problem, and figure out the best way to help your tree.
How to Dispose of Dead Ash Trees (Even If They Have EAB)
You know removing your EAB-infested ash tree was for the best. Then, you’re left with a pile of ash wood. Read on to learn how to safely dispose of dead ash trees that had EAB.
Why Your Tree is Not Growing Leaves in Spring (Cherry, Elm & Ash)
What happens if your trees are still bare this late in spring? Trees may lack leaves in the middle of spring for a couple of different reasons. Learn more about why your tree is not leafing out.
Newly Planted Tree Leaves Turning Brown, Yellow or Wilting? Try…
You see your brand new tree with brown, yellow or wilted leaves, which is a problem. Read on to learn what you can do to help.
Landscaping Pros and Cons of Rocks Vs. Mulch
Does it matter what kind of mulch you use? Or, should you perhaps replace mulch with stones? Learn the pros and cons of mulching with an organic mulch or an inorganic mulch like rocks.
How to Stake a Tree Properly (And How Long to Keep It Staked)
After planting a new tree, does it need to be staked? Some do, and some don't. See if you should stake a new tree. If so, learn some staking trees methods and how long to keep a tree staked.
Can You Stop a Fruit Tree from Leaking Sap (Cherry, Plum or Peach)?
Colleen asked, “I have a plum tree with sap coming from the trunk. Only a few branches feel fresh and healthy. The others feel dead. Is this OK?” See how to help your oozing fruit tree.
Fruit, Shade and Curbside Trees with Non-Invasive Root Systems
If there are obstacles like sidewalks close to your planting site, pick a tree with a non-invasive, small root system. Below, learn the benefits of these trees and discover which tree is best for...
Step by Step: How to Remove Grass to Mulch Around Trees
Grass around tree roots causes problems. The turf often outcompetes the tree for nutrients, and the lawn mower can hurt tree roots. Learn how to remove grass around tree trunks to protect your tree!
How to Get Rid of Oak Tree Caterpillars
We love oak trees! Unfortunately, tree pests like caterpillars also love eating oak tree leaves! Read on to identify which type of caterpillar is eating your oak tree and how to control them.
Plant Two Trees with a Click of a Button this Arbor Day
When you plant a tree, you simply feel good. Maximize that feel-good moment this year. Snap a tree picture with the #pics4trees from Earth Day, April 22 to Arbor Day, April 28, and we’ll plant...
Should I Mulch Around Trees or Not? Yes, and Here’s Why
With the time and money it takes to mulch regularly, you’re likely wondering, “Is it worth it?” The short answer is yes! Read on to find out five ways science proves how important mulch is.
Pruning Trees in Spring – Is It OK to Do?