Trees and shrubs add height, fullness and beauty to your garden and yard. Different types can make your front lawn or backyard look beautiful, but they can be tricky to care for as seasons change. With different varieties, there are different concerns. Keeping up with your tree and shrub care each season is important to ensure they look their best, continue to grow strong and tall, and don’t wreak havoc on the rest of your garden.
While the pandemic, social unrest and election controversy has turned society upside down over the past year, it may have been easy to forget about another, more inconspicuous element that has been lurking in the cities and countryside of Pennsylvania for years now.
Spring lawns need the increasing daylight they will get from progressively longer, sunnier days. Remove any remaining leaves, sticks, and yard debris with a lawn sweeper or a rake to uncover grass for the most sunlight exposure.
Fighting a losing battle with crabgrass? Crabgrass is one of those unwanted annual intruders that can make even the healthiest lawn look un-manicured and sloppy. The reason why it is so difficult to eliminate crabgrass is that it grows all season by producing seeds that will also germinate next spring. Only regular application of weed control treatments can rid your lawn of this problem. Ignoring it or just mowing over it can result in this weed completely taking over your grass. If you notice extra crabgrass this season, there is nothing to worry about! GREENSKEEPER‘s lawn care maintenance strategies will help reclaim your yard.
There are three basic types of deicers out there, and each type has their own strengths and weaknesses: chloride-based deicers, acetate-based deicers, and carbohydrate-based deicers. The objective of all ice melt products is to reduce the freezing point of water and form brine. Deicers reach this goal in different ways and to varying degrees of success.
Explore How to Evaluate, Compare & Utilize Deicing Products. The objective of all ice melt products is to reduce the freezing point of water and form brine. Deicers reach this goal in different ways and to varying degrees of success. While walking down the store aisle or scrolling through purchase options, it can be difficult to accurately weigh your choices.
After A Winter Storm, Give Your Shrubs & Trees A Helping Hand
If what started off as a relatively benign winter takes an eventful turn, your lifestyle and surroundings will have to adjust. Once the storms pass, you will resume your regular routine, but the trees and shrubs around your home may still be reeling under the effects of the weather. Any sudden, rapid drop in temperatures, sustained low temperatures, or bursts of snow and ice can cause stress, injury or damage to the shrubbery and ornamental trees in your yard. The experts at GREENSKEEPER offer some suggestions on how to care for your snow-damaged plants, shrubs and trees…
Pick Your Perfect Pennsylvania-Cultivated Christmas Tree
It is that time of the year when there is that unmistakable buzz and excitement all around you. A focal point of holiday celebrations in millions of homes across North America, the Christmas tree represents an age-old tradition. If it’s one of your annual family rituals, then you know that there is more to real trees than their appealing fragrance. If you purchase a fresh-cut tree, you are also helping the PA tree farmers and promoting your local economy.