How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternfly

You’re likely here because you want to be proactive about controlling the invasive spotted lanternfly in your area. That’s great news! Keeping the spotted lanternfly under control is a team effort. If you live in a state that’s been infested by this pest (including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia) […]

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Landscape Ideas Around Trees

When you want to give your landscape a polished look, a rock or stone tree ring is the perfect go-to. It’s super easy to learn how to landscape around trees. With the right tools and tips, you’ll have a tree border up and running in a few short hours or less! So, without further ado,

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What Kind of Palm Tree Do I Have

Palm trees have quite a fascinating history. For centuries, these tropical plants have been used to create shelter, source food and even make furniture. If you’re curious about the backstory of a palm tree in your yard, first you need to find out what tree you have! With over 2,600 species in the palm tree

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How to Cure Peach Leaf Curl

Fall is a time for our treasured peach trees to wind down. This time of year, peach trees trade in their sweet fruit for a flush of colorful autumn leaves. As the season carries on, peach trees eventually lose their leaves to prepare for a restful winter. A bare tree at the start of wintertime

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How to Identify and Treat

In the thick of summer, pesky pests called spider mites make themselves at home on our plants. Their mission? Pierce and feed on plant leaves. The best way to protect your plants from spider mite damage is to recognize the signs of an infestation, treat it and take precautionary steps to prevent future problems. Below,

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Where to Plant a Blue Spruce Tree

Deep in the Rocky Mountains more than 100 years ago, the blue spruce tree was discovered. Fast forward to today, this evergreen beauty has become a classic tree around Christmastime and even an ideal plant for adding privacy to your yard. That means you’ve probably seen a blue spruce before, and you might even have

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Signs of Tree Boring Insects

The many species of borer insects around the world come in unique colors and sizes. But they all have one major thing in common—they can be seriously destructive to our trees. Borers tunnel into trees to feed on their inner wood. Symptoms can be slightly different depending on the borer, but in general, these critters

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Everything You Need to Know

What does a flowering dogwood tree look like? Well, at first glance it may look quite similar to other ornamental trees. But when you take a closer look, there are many distinct features that set this tree apart from fellow flowering plants. Itching to find out if you have a flowering dogwood tree in your

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What is Soil Salinity

If there’s a section in your yard that’s a dead zone when it comes to planting, soil salinity may have something to do with it. Salinity is the amount of salt in soil. While It’s OK for soil to have some salt, an oversupply of salt is not a good thing. Let’s dig into the

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Does Mulch Attract Bugs

The wonderful thing about mulch is that it provides so many benefits. From conserving soil moisture to suppressing weeds, mulch works overtime to keep our plants healthy. Part of keeping plants healthy is protecting them from destructive pests. Sure enough, there’s a mulch for that! Below, read about the best types of mulch to keep

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Best Plants to Absorb Water

It may seem like soggy or wet areas in your yard are off-limits when it comes to planting. It’s true—many plants just can’t thrive in excessively wet soil. But some plants are built for these conditions. Lots of moisture-loving trees, shrubs, or flowers do a great job of soaking up water. What plants fit the

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