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  • Can I Plant Grass Seed in April?

    Can I Plant Grass Seed in April?

    For optimal growth, learn when the best time is to plant grass seed in spring for the Northeast and Midwest, and why the best time to plant grass seed differs based on certain regional weather...

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  • How To Help Trees Recover From Winter Dieback

    How To Help Trees Recover From Winter Dieback

    Don’t panic! Winter tree dieback does not mean your tree is a goner. Learn how to recover your trees from these common winter damages: sunscald, winter desiccation, soil damage from salt, and snow...

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  • How To Help Trees Recover From Winter Dieback

    How To Help Trees Recover From Winter Dieback

    Don’t panic! Winter tree dieback does not mean your tree is a goner. Learn how to recover your trees from these common winter damages: sunscald, winter desiccation, soil damage from salt, and snow...

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  • How To Care For Fruit Trees In Early Spring

    How To Care For Fruit Trees In Early Spring

    You should prune apple, pear, plum and cherry trees in early spring (late February and early April) before they leaf out. Get all the tips and details on how to care for fruit trees in spring.

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  • When to Start Watering Trees in Spring

    When to Start Watering Trees in Spring

    Depending on where you live, you should start watering your trees anywhere from mid-March to early May. How much should you water new trees? When is the best time to water trees? Get your tree...

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  • What Are Overwintering Pests and How To Prevent Them

    What Are Overwintering Pests and How To Prevent Them

    Scale insects and Aphids are just a couple overwintering bugs that hide away on trees and shrubs during the winter season. Here’s what you need to know about scale and aphids, how to prevent them...

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  • Help! I Have Trees Bent Over by Ice. What Do I Do?

    Help! I Have Trees Bent Over by Ice. What Do I Do?

    The best thing to do with frozen tree branches is to leave them alone! Once the ice melts you can assess the tree branch for pruning. If a large tree branch breaks off from ice or snow, contact a...

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  • Common Winter Tree Bark Damage: Sunscald and Frost Cracks

    Common Winter Tree Bark Damage: Sunscald and Frost Cracks

    During winter, tree trunks can fall victims to sunscald injury and frost cracks. Here are a few tips on preventative winter tree care and here’s how to repair split bark on trees.

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  • Emerald Ash Borer Facts: What Does the Emerald Ash Borer Eat?

    Emerald Ash Borer Facts: What Does the Emerald Ash Borer Eat?

    Get the latest emerald ash borer (EAB) facts! What does emerald ash borer eat? Does emerald ash borer affect other trees? How to treat emerald ash borer? It’s important to know the ins and outs of...

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  • Freeze and Thaw Damage on Trees

    Freeze and Thaw Damage on Trees

    Read how fluctuating winter temperatures and frost can affect tree growth and cause other types of winter injury. Mulching trees in fall and tree guards are just a couple things you can do to help...

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  • Freeze and Thaw Damage on Trees

    Freeze and Thaw Damage on Trees

    Read how fluctuating winter temperatures and frost can affect tree growth and cause other types of winter injury. Mulching trees in fall and tree guards are just a couple things you can do to help...

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  • How to Protect Trees in Winter: Three Proactive Tips

    How to Protect Trees in Winter: Three Proactive Tips

    Taking these proactive steps for your trees during the winter months will help them flourish during the spring. Learn how to keep deer away from trees, how to use dormant oils and how late you can...

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  • What Are Overwintering Pests and How To Prevent Them

    What Are Overwintering Pests and How To Prevent Them

    Scale insects and Aphids are just a couple overwintering bugs that hide away on trees and shrubs during the winter season. Here’s what you need to know about scale and aphids, how to prevent them...

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  • How to Get Ice Off Trees and Shrubs

    How to Get Ice Off Trees and Shrubs

    Frozen tree branches are at risk of snapping under pressure, but it is best you don't remove ice from trees and shrubs. Here's what you can do to help your trees and shrubs recover from ice.

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  • How to Get Ice Off Trees and Shrubs

    How to Get Ice Off Trees and Shrubs

    Frozen tree branches are at risk of snapping under pressure, but it is best you don't remove ice from trees and shrubs. Here's what you can do to help your trees and shrubs recover from ice.

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  • Is It Too Late to Trim Oak Trees?

    Is It Too Late to Trim Oak Trees?

    Keep your Oak Trees strong and healthy with seasonal pruning. Find the oak tree trimming guidelines and timeframes for Austin, Georgetown and Lakeway Texas. You will also learn the best time to...

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  • Is It Too Late to Trim Oak Trees?

    Is It Too Late to Trim Oak Trees?

    Keep your Oak Trees strong and healthy with seasonal pruning. Find the oak tree trimming guidelines and timeframes for Austin, Georgetown and Lakeway Texas. You will also learn the best time to...

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