What is mulch? Mulch is a material that is used as a protective covering for soil. Professional gardeners prefer organic mulches, which are often made up of wood chips, bark, straw, cocoa hulls, leaves, and compost mixes, as these decompose, thus improving soil structure and increasing soil fertility. Inorganic mulches, such as gravel, stone chips, river rock, and shredded rubber do not decompose, so cannot provide the same benefits to your plants as organic mulches. …

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Tree and shrub care in summertime

Shrub care Summer brings its own set of challenges for tree and shrub care. It’s an important time in their annual growth cycle, so you want to take steps to do everything possible to care for them. Water, water & water With most of the country experiencing increasingly hot summers, summer tree and shrub care comes down to three major factors: 1. water; 2. water; and 3. water! Check your plants regularly for signs of …

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Tips to prepare trees for fall

Prepare your trees for fall Fall is a great time to make sure your trees have an extra layer of mulch around them.  Remember folks, NO mulch mounds around the tree trunks.  You’ll want a volcano look to your mulch leaving 2-3” of space between the trunk of your tree and the start of the mulch.  A 2.5”-3” deep mulch bed is perfect.  Prepare your trees for fall – give enough water To prepare your …

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3 Tree Care tips In Hot MN Summers

Tree care tips in summertime Summer brings out the best in the trees! Yes, they do! But it is in this season that trees fall victim to a variety of problems such as summer storms, pests, and diseases among others. So the best way to care for trees during a hot summer is with tree care services.  Here are some tree care tips to protect your plants and trees in the hot MN summer. Plant the …

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3 Reasons to Hire a Tree Service in Minnesota

Hire a tree service Home to more than two dozen different species of trees, the state of Minnesota is well known for its versatile topography. From the weather condition to the soil, every aspect is ideal to grow trees that add to the beauty of their surroundings. In addition to the pleasing view, these trees also provide shelter to various wildlife, offer shade on a sunny day, enrich the beauty and improve the quality of …

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