In recent years the Browntail Moth population has been on the rise in southern coastal Maine. This is a concern because not only are they voracious eaters, but they pose a health risk to many individuals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 2017 Professional Communications Award from the Tree Care Industry Association was presented to Urban Tree President Ed Hopkins at the Winter Management Conference in Maui this month.