19 Nov 2019

Trees need care in winter too!

November 2019 – Author Urban Tree

Did you know winter is an ideal time to do tree work? When the branches are bare and we have a better view, it’s easier to spot problems. “Most trees can be pruned year-round, if pruned properly,” Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP and staff arborist explained in a Tree Care Industry Association article. “However, certain pruning operations are easier to do in the winter, especially if the ground is frozen or the tree is not actively growing.”

Another advantage of doing work in the winter is that there is less impact on your lifestyle. During spring and summer you want to enjoy your yard. By taking care of your tree work in the winter, that peace will be uninterrupted. With the ground frozen, we can get access your property with minimal damage to your yard.

As a homeowner, keeping your trees, shrubs, and lawn maintained requires time, effort, and money. However, in our experience, the cost is usually less than a homeowner expects, especially when you take into account that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by 7 to 19%. Charlie Nardozzi, senior horticulturist with the National Gardening Association, told HGTV that people should think twice about neglecting their yards to focus on renovating kitchens and bathrooms. Urban Tree Service will provide you with a free assessment. Please give us a call this winter!

14 Nov 2018

Why cold weather means it’s time to prune!

You might think the colder weather means it’s time to pack it in and not worry so much about your trees. But they need year-round care, and this is the perfect time to prune your trees and shrubs to get them ready for spring.

12 Nov 2018

Protect Your Plants from Extreme Winter Weather

When it’s 95° F in the middle of August, and it hasn’t rained for two months, it’s easy to see the effect of weather on your trees and shrubs. Leaves wilt, the grass turns brown, and some plants even die if not watered. Extreme winter weather can also affect the health of your plants in a number of ways as well, but these are not as noticeable to the untrained eye.

19 Sep 2018

Fall Prep to Protect Plants During Winter

Fall officially starts this month, so there’s no time to waste getting plants, shrubs, and trees ready for the harsh winter and primed for a great spring.

Fall Plant Preparations
24 Aug 2018

A Great Spring Lawn Begins in the Fall

Although we may not be ready to let go of the last rays of summer, right now is the ideal time to create your lawn care plan for the fall. Fall fertilization treatments provide your lawn with the essential nutrients that promote growth for a strong healthy lawn.

Fall Lawn Care
27 Jul 2018

Keeping Your Lawn Healthy During a Drought

By now you’ve no doubt noticed how hot and dry it’s been this summer. While that’s great for beach lovers and the companies who sell to them, it can be a problem for those of us trying to care for our lawns.

Lawn During a Drought
21 May 2018

Keep Your Lilacs Blooming for Years

One of the great things about New England in the spring is when the lilacs bloom in May. Not only does the area burst with color ranging from the familiar purple to white or even reddish-pink, but they turn the entire region into a virtual Yankee Candle store.

Lilac Bush
17 Apr 2018

Introducing The Green Crew

There are certain (usually loud) noises that people associate with tree maintenance. They’re not particularly pleasant, but they’re the sounds of work getting done and happy customers. But what if we didn’t need to make as much noise and help the environment while we’re at it? To us, it was a no-brainer.

The Green Crew truck
22 Mar 2018

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Ticks

Deer ticks go dormant in winter when the temperature stays below freezing but start to wake up once the days get warmer. For ticks that didn’t find a host animal in the fall, they’re hungry and looking for a host animal. So they’re out in force this time of year in search of food. This is also the time that dog ticks are most active for the same reasons, so it’s important to be able to tell the difference between the two.