4 Tips to Prevent Your Evergreens From Splitting This Winter


Split evergreen trees and shrubs are a bane of many winter landscapes If you experience this on your property, the issue is likely a combination of poor pruning practices, snow and ice load, and wind. The following tips can help you prevent further splitting this winter. Tip #1: Skip the Flat Top A flat top on your evergreen shrubs and hedges may look nice in the warm season, but can lead to trouble come winter.

14 December 2019

3 Important Reasons Why You Should Use Stump Grinding


Does it feel like you're tripping over the same stump every time you go outside to enjoy your yard? Has it been there for what seems like an eternity and you've finally gotten tired of it being there? In your frustration, it can be all too tempting to simply grab a shovel and get to work unearthing this annoyance. While this is certainly an option, the reality is that there is a much better way for most people.

21 October 2019

What's Wrong With Your Ash Tree?


If you live in the northeast and your ash tree or trees are looking a bit worse for wear, you are not alone. An infestation of a pest known as the emerald ash borer is sweeping through the region, leaving numerous dead trees in its path. Chances are, that's what's going on with your ash trees. Here's a closer look at what this means for you, and what you should do about it.

18 August 2019

What To Do About The Surface Roots Of Your Tree


Roots can be a major issue in the lawn. Raised roots can ruin the appearance of your lawn while also acting as an obstruction to lawnmowers. If you love your trees but aren't fond of the lumpy, bumpy lawn they seem to cause, you need the following guide to help you counteract the problem. Water properly Roots rise up for two reasons. If trees aren't getting sufficient water, small feeder roots may come to the surface to seek out air moisture.

15 July 2019

Save Money By Getting Strategical When Planting Trees


If your backyard looks somewhat empty, you may be interested in adding to the space. While you can fill it in with grass, shrubs, flowers, herb gardens, and hardscaping, you may want to grow trees more than anything else. While you may know that planting trees will come initial costs, especially when you hire tree service professionals, you may want to enjoy long-term savings. The great thing about working with a plain backyard is that the new trees will not have to compete with a lot of other features throughout the space.

26 April 2019

3 Reasons You Need To Hire A Tree Service Professional


Is there a large tree on a property that you own? Have you ever given much thought to how the tree is doing? If you're like a lot of people, you probably don't give your tree much second thought. It is simply something that exists. While this may be fine most of the time, ignoring the tree for too long can result in various issues over time. Some of these issues can take a while to make themselves known but that doesn't make them any less of a problem.

16 February 2019

Dealing With Downed Limbs And Trees After A Winter Storm


Winter storms can take a toll on the trees in your yard or on your property. Old trees that have some amount of rot in them can strain under the weight of snow or ice and may break off. In some situations, the tree may come down completely. Cleaning up after a storm can be a lot of work, and you may want to hire a tree service to help you.

16 December 2018

4 Tips To Protect Yourself From Ticks


Ticks can be dangerous pests. Their bites cause rashes and allergic reactions, and some ticks carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Here are four ways you can protect yourself from ticks: 1. Protect yourself. Ticks feed on mammals, so they're often found in forests and grassy areas where their food sources dwell. Protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing when you visit tick-infested areas. When you go hiking in the woods, wear long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes.

24 October 2018

Understanding How The Rainy Season Can Damage Your Trees


With much of the country in the midst of the rainiest season that's been seen in quite some time, it's important to understand the risk of oversaturation and what it can mean for your trees. As a homeowner, you may have never experienced a problem like this before, so you might not know what you can expect. Here's a look at what all this rain could mean for your trees and why you might need a professional tree care company such as DeClue & Sons Tree Care, Inc.

12 September 2018

Invest In Tree Service To Improve Your Home's Security


Some properties are covered in bushes and trees that can keep the temperature low, but it can lead to security concerns. If you have a lot of plant life throughout your landscape, you may not have clear visibility around your front yard and backyard, which you may want to change. An ideal way to eliminate this problem is to hire a tree service company to inspect your property and provide various services that will improve your home's security.

26 June 2018