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What You Should Know About Snow Removal From Walkways

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Snow Removal From Walkways

Are the walkways in your landscape covered in a lot of snow? Before handling the snow on your own, you may want to hire a contractor to get rid of the snow for you. Find out in this article about removing snow from walkways and what a professional will charge to perform the task. Why Should Snow Removal Be Left to a Professional? Removing snow on your own may involve the use of salt to make the walkways safer for walking on during the process. It is not a good idea to use salt on the walkways because it can lead to the surface of them becoming damaged. Basically, many of the deicing products are known to contain a chemical called calcium chloride. The chemical can lead to the aggregates that generally contribute to the surface of a walkway...

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Four Evergreen Pruning Tips

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Evergreen Pruning Tips

Full evergreen trees, such as yews as spruce trees, can provide year-round color in the landscape. They make a good anchor plant in an island garden bed, or you can use them to frame in an entry or walkway. These trees also make good windblocks if the branches and needles reach to the ground. Keeping them properly pruned is the key to ensuring they continue to add a stately and symmetrical element to your yard, and these tips can help. Tip #1: Spring Is for Shearing Wait until new growth begins to show on your evergreens in spring before bringing out the clips. By waiting until spring, you will give any winter-damaged branches or burned needles time to recover. This also ensures the tree is back in its full growth cycle so that it can recover quickly from any...

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