The DNR says the gypsy moth infestation that’s been plaguing our service area for some time is back again this year. This little guy can destroy a neighborhood full of trees in just a few short days. And while it’s a little late to remove egg masses if you didn’t get a chance to last month, it is the right time to call a certified arborist about applying some pesticide. But gypsy moths are a year round problem. If you have them on your property you’ll almost have to manage them all year round.First, know the signs of an..
Though the winter weather continues to rage and it may be hard to believe, warmer weather is right around the corner. Soon it will be time to get out and do some serious digging in the dirt. But if you don’t want to be the person in your neighborhood with “that” yard, you’ll want to avoid making some relatively common landscaping mistakes. Failing to plan. The best landscaping works with the space it’s in. It’s not minimalist, but it doesn’t try to do too much. It mixes different elements to create a pleasing atmosphere. Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, you’re not..
If your decorations aren’t already up you’re probably already planning on adding something festive to your yard soon (unless you just aren’t into that sort of thing). Thing is, it doesn’t take much to turn your decor into a disaster. Here are 5 ways to make sure you avoid a display that sends Santa running for cover. Don’t overdo it with the lights. We’ve all seen that family who puts lights on every available outdoor surface. Like this picture. Right here. The result isn’t festive: it’s gaudy. Besides, it’s a great way to send your electric bill into the stratosphere.