March 14, 2014

Damage to Trees and Shrubs during the Winter of 2013/2014

The cold, snowy winter has been difficult for plants, wildlife, and humans.  Damage to landscape plants has been observed across the state.           

Springtime Means It's Time for Carpet Beetles

This is the time of year for carpet beetles.  Although carpet beetles can feed on a variety of items in the home, they commonly are feeding on dead insects in wall voids and attics.

Early Spring Activities

 With spring so close you can almost feel it, now is the time to bring a little springtime indoors by bringing in forsythia and pussywillow cuttings so they will bloom inside.  Now is als

When and How to Prune Shrubs and Trees

Time is drawing short to finish major pruning on fruit and shade trees in the landscape.  February through March is generally regarded as the best time to prune most deciduous trees.  Pru

Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Yard

 With a little planning, homeowners can pick ripe, juicy fruit from their own backyard apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.  Learn more about growing fruit trees at home in the