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  • How To Protect Small Trees And Shrubs From Rabbits

    How To Protect Small Trees And Shrubs From Rabbits

    In their quest for a quick bite to eat, rabbits can leave the bottom of plants totally bark-less. Below, read about how to prevent rabbit feeding, and learn how to help an injured plant recoup.

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  • First-Time, New Homeowner’s Guide To Lawn Care

    First-Time, New Homeowner’s Guide To Lawn Care

    A wonderfully green lawn is often the first thing you spot when you arrive at a potential home, So how can you keep your lawn looking its best? Read on to find out

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  • How To Help Evergreen Shrubs With Winter Burn

    How To Help Evergreen Shrubs With Winter Burn

    Harsh sun actually works against evergreens in winter. Come springtime, these endlessly green plants might turn brown from the damage. Find out more here!

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  • How to Perform a Soil Test (And Why You Need One!)

    How to Perform a Soil Test (And Why You Need One!)

    A soil test gives you all sorts of valuable information about the best way to care for your plants. Below, find how, and why, to do a soil test.

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  • DIY - How to Trim Tree Branches Yourself

    DIY - How to Trim Tree Branches Yourself

    Large pruning jobs should be left to a professional, but trimming small branches and trees is perfectly manageable. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to pruning small branches and small trees.

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  • What Is Shearing, And How's It Different From Pruning?

    What Is Shearing, And How's It Different From Pruning?

    From pinching to pruning to heading to shearing, no two cuts are the same, and each technique gives our plants a distinct look and feel.Below, find out which is best for your plant.

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  • Is Tree Stump Removal Necessary, Or Is It Better To Grind A Stump?

    Is Tree Stump Removal Necessary, Or Is It Better To Grind A Stump?

    After removing a tree, what's left behind is that stump! Should you leave it, remove it Or, what about grinding the stump? Keep reading for answers about why and how to remove a tree stump.

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  • When to Start Watering Trees in Spring

    When to Start Watering Trees in Spring

    Water is important for trees as they work to establish new leaves and flowers. When you water trees at the right time in spring, you help make sure they have a healthy growing season. Learn more here

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  • Easy Landscaping to Help Sell Your Home

    Easy Landscaping to Help Sell Your Home

    A well-groomed landscape not only makes a great first impression, but it can also drive up the value of your home. Read through some tips that can help you turn the best profit on your home.

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  • What to do if Your Palm Tree’s Spear Isn’t Opening Up (Majesty, Kentia)

    What to do if Your Palm Tree’s Spear Isn’t Opening Up (Majesty, Kentia)

    If you’re worried about a spear leaf that just won’t open on your palm tree, keep reading for some common causes—and solutions—to this palm tree problem.

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  • When to Remove Tree Wrap or Tree Guards After Winter

    When to Remove Tree Wrap or Tree Guards After Winter

    With protective wrap swaddled around trunks in winter, our trees can safely make it through the tough season. Watch out though they do expire! Read on to find out when you should remove tree wrap.

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  • Tree Transplanting Cost for Big  and Small Trees

    Tree Transplanting Cost for Big and Small Trees

    There’s no universal cost for tree transplanting service. Instead, tree care professionals use specifics about your plant and your property to come up with an estimate. Find out what factors go...

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  • What to Do About Palm Freeze Damage (and How to Protect Palms)

    What to Do About Palm Freeze Damage (and How to Protect Palms)

    In some areas, palm trees do not get to soak up the sun all year round. Harsh winter weather can be tough on these tropical trees. Read on to learn how to help them bounce back.

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  • Can You Plant Trees, Shrubs or Evergreens in the Winter?

    Can You Plant Trees, Shrubs or Evergreens in the Winter?

    Interested in planting trees or shrubs in the winter? Here’s how to tell if it’s OK to plant in winter or if you should wait for a more suitable season.

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  • How to Tell if Your Brown, Yellow or Orange Cedar Tree is Dying

    How to Tell if Your Brown, Yellow or Orange Cedar Tree is Dying

    Are you seeing brown, yellow or orange needles on your cedar tree? If your cedar tree’s not living up to its “evergreen” name, keep reading to find out why.

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  • Palm Tree Fronds Turning Brown or Drooping on Outdoor Palm Trees? Try…

    Palm Tree Fronds Turning Brown or Drooping on Outdoor Palm Trees? Try…

    Does your palm tree have droopy, discolored leaves? Get back to enjoying your dreamy palm trees with this advice on restoring a droopy, brown tree.

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  • What's the Cost of Tree Trimming, Branch Removal or Pruning?

    What's the Cost of Tree Trimming, Branch Removal or Pruning?

    The professional arborists at Davey have a system that caters the cost of tree pruning or branch removal services to your tree’s needs. Learn more here

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  • Winterizing and Storing Potted Trees Over Winter

    Winterizing and Storing Potted Trees Over Winter

    In winter, trees are tucked underground and coated with mulch, which protects their roots from the cold, But potted trees sit out in the open. Learn how to mimic that environment for your potted...

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  • Is a Christmas Tree Good for Mulch or the Compost Pile?

    Is a Christmas Tree Good for Mulch or the Compost Pile?

    Don’t kick for Christmas tree to the curb after the holidays. Think about putting the tree to work in your garden by turning it into mulch or compost, learn more here!

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  • How to Look After (or Revive) A Potted Christmas Tree

    How to Look After (or Revive) A Potted Christmas Tree

    Christmas trees come with a root ball, which means you can plant them in your yard after the holiday! Learn more about how to give these unique trees the care they need to thrive!

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