Installing Fences Around Your Trees

wooden fence with green lawn and trees

When it comes to building a fence in your back yard, there are a lot of factors you need to consider. Trees can present a rather large challenge if they’re located close to the line where you intend to build. If you damage your tree’s large root system, it can leave the tree vulnerable to disease or death. Even clipping the smaller roots can impair healthy growth. On the other hand, if you’re not careful, a fence can be severely damaged by rampant root growth, causing buckling and upheaving. Posts could be pushed out of alignment over time, and you’ll..

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Are Grubs Destroying Your Lawn?


There are a lot of things that can kill your lawn, ruining that idyllic landscaping that you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Overwatering, under-watering, fungus, over-fertilizing… And grubs. You’ve likely heard about these pests from a multitude of sources. They’ll eat your lawn and leave unsightly, dead patches around fresh, green grass. But what are they exactly? A Grub’s Life Grubs are the white, C-shaped larvae of a scarab beetle. In late June and early July, the adult beetles emerge from the ground to mate, feeding on ornamental plants like roses in the meanwhile. Come July, the females start laying..

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Five Great Ideas for a Children’s Garden

Are you looking for ways to encourage your children to get outdoors and dig around in the garden with you? Just like plants, kids thrive when they get outside and into the warm sunshine, and all of that digging around in the dirt boosts their immune system. Not to mention, it teaches them a lot more about the natural world than the computer or television could. Here are some great and whimsical ideas to help you get your kids outside and into the garden. These will be sure to fire up their imaginations and enthusiasm! 1. Dinosaurs ..

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