Tree Care Tips
WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOUR IN THE FALL?
When leaves appear green, it is because they contain an abundance of chlorophyll. There is so
much chlorophyll in an active leaf that the green masks other... More
Use this simple 3-step formula to calculate how much mulch you will need to
cover your garden with a layer of mulch.
Let's use Joe's garden for an example.
Step 1: Calculate ... More
Taking the time to properly prune young trees is one of the most important
investments that you can make in your landscape design. Trees that are correctively pruned
while they are young will ... More
Winter can be a hazardous time for trees as they are battered by heavy snow,
freezing temperatures, high winds and ice storms. Hungry rodents chew on exposed twigs and
Natural mech... More
If you are trying to determine which would be the best species to choose for
your next tree-planting project, consider the following list. These species can be grown with
varying degrees of succe... More
Inspect plants and soil in the area to be mulched. Determine whether drainage is adequate.
If mulch is already present, check depth. Do not add mulch if there already is a suff... More
The most common problem with mulching is applying too much. "Mulch
volcanoes" - large piles of mulch around the base of trees - can cause tree damage. Piles
of mulch leaning against tree tr... More
There are two main categories of mulch that are available commercially -
inorganic and organic. Examples of inorganic mulches are various types of stone, lava
rock, and pulverized rubber.&nbs... More
1. Mulching helps retain soil moisture by reducing evaporation
thereby minimizing the need for watering.
2. It helps control weeds. The groundcover reduces germinatio... More
Mulching is the placing of materials over the soil surface to maintain
moisture, reduce weeds, and improve soil conditions. Properly applied, mulches can enhance
the appearance of landscapes.... More