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  • How To Protect Newly Planted Trees From Frost

    How To Protect Newly Planted Trees From Frost

    They key to protecting young or newly planted trees and shrubs from cold, winter weather elements are by shielding them from the top of the canopy down to the roots. Here are tips on the best way...

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  • How To Transplant A Tree: Step-by-Step Tutorial

    How To Transplant A Tree: Step-by-Step Tutorial

    For a smooth tree transplanting process, follow our comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on how to replant a tree and the best of the year. For large trees with trunks larger than 2 inches, we...

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  • What Causes Brown Spots On Lawns During The Fall?

    What Causes Brown Spots On Lawns During The Fall?

    Why does grass turn brown in the fall? Brown patches on lawn can appear due to weather change, winter prep or poor maintenance. To proactively prevent brown patches and relive your grass due to...

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  • Benefits Of Planting Trees Native To Your Region

    Benefits Of Planting Trees Native To Your Region

    Planting native trees and plants help local wildlife live and support your local ecosystems. There’s also less maintenance because they are well adapted to the local climate. So, what are the best...

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  • Colorful Fall Plants: What To Plant In The Fall

    Colorful Fall Plants: What To Plant In The Fall

    Fall is the best time for planting, and it can be overwhelming in the number of tree and flower options. Discover the best fall plants with vibrant colors. 

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  • What To Do Before Overseeding My Lawn

    What To Do Before Overseeding My Lawn

    Follow our step-by-step guide on what to do before overseeding (reseeding) your lawn. The most important step in the process is aeration! Learn more.

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  • Why Are My Oak Tree Leaves Turning Brown?

    Why Are My Oak Tree Leaves Turning Brown?

    Is my oak tree dying? Is this oak wilt? The key to diagnosing your browning oak tree is looking past the color and checking for other signs and symptoms.

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  • What Type Of Grass Do I Have?

    What Type Of Grass Do I Have?

    There are more than 12,000 species of grass around the world! It’s hard to believe so many types of grass grow around us, and it can be even tougher to tell which type is growing in your...

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  • Can I Use Pine Needles For Mulch?

    Can I Use Pine Needles For Mulch?

    A Davey blog reader, Shirley, reached out to ask whether or not pine needles actually make good mulch. The answer? A resounding yes! Read on to learn when and why you should mulch with pine needles.

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  • Guide to Edging Around Trees and Mulch Beds

    Guide to Edging Around Trees and Mulch Beds

    Landscape edging is a small but important detail. Follow our step-by-step tutorials on how to edge around your trees and mulch beds, and what not to do.

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  • Best Trees to Plant for Winter Color

    Best Trees to Plant for Winter Color

    When you’re coming out of a season full of orange and yellow, the grey and white landscape may become a bleak environment that craves color. In this blog, we provide several examples of flowers...

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  • Is Organic Mulch Better for My Trees & Plants? | Davey Blog

    Is Organic Mulch Better for My Trees & Plants? | Davey Blog

    Different mulches can have different benefits and figuring out which works best for your yard or garden will help you reach your landscaping goals.

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  • Top Hardy Trees & Shrubs (By Zone)

    Top Hardy Trees & Shrubs (By Zone)

    With a little research, you can find out exactly what flowers, trees, and shrubs will look the best in your yard while factoring in climate, temperature, and weather. Read on to learn more about...

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  • Are All Ash Trees Susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?

    Are All Ash Trees Susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?

    A Davey blog reader reached out to ask if all ash tree species were susceptible to this pest and if the borer prefers younger trees or more mature ones. If you think your trees are vulnerable to...

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  • Fast Growing Trees That Deer Likely Won’t Damage

    Fast Growing Trees That Deer Likely Won’t Damage

    Some fast-growing trees can sprout upwards of two feet per year. And, some hungry deer can chomp off a good chunk of a tree in just a few months. Below, read about what to do if you’re looking...

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  • Should I Alternate Directions Each Time I Mow?

    Should I Alternate Directions Each Time I Mow?

    Read about why you absolutely should change up the route each time you mow. And, get tips on the best mowing patterns for your machine. 

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  • Spotted Woodpecker Damage On Your Tree? Here’s What To Do

    Spotted Woodpecker Damage On Your Tree? Here’s What To Do

    Woodpeckers love our trees. They drill their beaks into a trunk in search of food, leaving wounds that can hurt trees down the line. If you suspect a woodpecker has been poking at your tree, read...

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  • How Much Space Should I Leave Between Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs?

    How Much Space Should I Leave Between Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs?

    Just like us, plants have to be mindful of their neighbors. Read on to learn about what to look out for before planting a new tree, and how much space plants need to spread out.

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  • How Often Should You Prune To Fix A Topped Tree?

    How Often Should You Prune To Fix A Topped Tree?

    Davey blog reader asked, how many times per year should a topped tree be pruned? Help your tree get on the road to recovery with the timing tips below.

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  • How To Memorialize A Beloved Tree You Have To Remove (Ideas)

    How To Memorialize A Beloved Tree You Have To Remove (Ideas)

    Trees have a way of leaving a mark that makes us cherish them while they’re alive and deeply miss them once they’re gone. Below, read up on a variety of ways you can remember your beloved tree...

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