Recent Bushes & Trees Articles


What Is An Arborist?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 20, 2017

What’s an arborist? If you notice the similarity to Arbor Day, you can figure out the word has something to do with trees. But what does an arborist do exactly and what’s...

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Tree Disease Treatment for the Amateur Arborist

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 17, 2017

Are your trees looking less than their best? They may be suffering from some form of tree disease or insect infestation. Here is a guide to common tree problems, with suggestions...

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Tree Care – DIY Or Call A Pro?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 16, 2017

Did you know that – just like human beings -- trees can feel stress? Newly planted young saplings or any trees growing in an urban setting are especially vulnerable. And a stressed-out...

Tree Removal: Homeowners Step-By-Step Guide

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 13, 2017

We love trees! Healthy trees are a beautiful part of the landscape and the crowning touch to your yard. But sometimes a tree is no longer in the best of health and may even be hazardous....

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5 Ways Landscaping Can Save You Money On HVAC

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2017

It’s a contradiction, all right. We love summer, but we sure don’t love getting too hot. And we like paying big bucks for air conditioning bills even less. Depressing...


Why Clean Up Fallen Leaves and How to Make It Easier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2015

Brightly colored autumn leaves are one of the greatest joys of the season. However, once these same leaves drop off the trees and land on your yard or your roof, they are usually no...


The Smart Gardener's Guide to Leaf Removal

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2015

Okay, so you didn't make it in time for your town's leaf pickup ... er, pickups ... last fall. Then they scheduled another round of leaf removal early this spring. Uh-huh. You missed...

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Keep Your Landscape Looking Its Best

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 25, 2015

Winter is hard on gardens. It's a time of severe weather -- storms, snow, hail, and wind. Couple that with sudden unexpected thaws and you've got a recipe for garden damage. The good...