Spider Mites: Little Bugs That Cause Serious Damage

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Little bugs can do serious damage to Pennsylvania trees and shrubs, both native and otherwise. One example of this is a group of pests referred to as spider mites. Although mostly invisible to the naked eye (they are that small!), spider mites can do a significant amount of damage to the shrubs, trees and even flowering plants that make your landscape so beautiful.

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Core Aeration - Let Your Lawn Breathe Easy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

According to the folks at the American Lung Association, most of us take about 20,000 breaths a day, filling our lungs with much needed oxygen. If you were to stop taking those breaths, you would lose consciousness in about a minute or so, and you would die in within a few minutes of losing consciousness. In addition to oxygen, you need water, food and a little space to move around, right?

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Tree Trimming Tips from the Pros

Saturday, August 01, 2015

While we are delighted that so many of our clients don’t trim their own trees (we might be out of business if everyone did…) we also understand that DIY landscape maintenance is supremely satisfying. It gets you outdoors, allows you to form a relationship with your plants and trees and you get to see instantaneous results from all your hard work. Plus, anything you can do on your own – without the use of a professional - puts a little more money back in your pocket.

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Grub Control: Do I Really Need It?

Saturday, May 30, 2015

We totally get it; you’re trying to save a buck like everybody else, and one of the best ways to do that is avoid purchasing unnecessary services or products you don’t really need. So, is grub control for your lawn really necessary, or is it simply a waste of your precious dime? It’s a good question and, unfortunately, we don’t have a firm answer for you. You may need it, you may not.

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Beware the Emerald Ash Borer - Prevention is Key!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ash trees are one of the most beautiful trees comprising our Pennsylvania landscape. They flourish in our environment and are found in native wooded mountains, lower wetlands and are popular landscaping choices for parks, schools, businesses and residences.

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Happy (Almost) Arbor Day: Celebrate and Plant a Tree!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Not surprisingly, Arbor Day is one of Joshua Tree’s favorite days of the year. Traditionally, it’s celebrated on the last Friday in April, which means 2015’s Arbor Day celebrations will take place on Friday, April 24th. We’re crazy about trees and we think the world would be a better place with more of ‘em! That’s why each year, we hold an Arbor Day event at one of the local schools in our community.

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How to Mow Your Lawn. Do it Like the Pros.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Mowing the lawn is almost like a sacred American tradition. Just the sound of the mower can inspire memories of warm spring and summer weekends, dads in shorts and tube socks and that unmistakably yummy smell of fresh-cut grass. In fact, for many of us, mowing the lawn was one of our very first “grown up” chores. The question is: Did you learn how to mow the lawn correctly? Without the right equipment, sharpened blades or attention to the right time of day, you can do more harm than good to grass blades as well as the turf below.

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