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How Regular Tree Pruning Improves The Health And Growth Of Shade Trees 01/07/2021 Grant Beatt

How Regular Tree Pruning Improves The Health And Growth Of Shade Trees

Shade trees in forests usually have straight and tall trunks. As they grow, they tend to compete with other trees for sunlight. They also have the freedom to spread out and stretch their branches.The case is different in a Southwest Florida property landscape. Since there is less competition and an abundance of sunlight, trees may […]

The Best Cold-Tolerant Palm Trees For Sarasota 30/06/2021 Grant Beatt

The Best Cold-Tolerant Palm Trees For Sarasota

When someone wants to give their landscape a tropical makeover, their go-to addition to the property is often a palm tree. It has become a staple in many areas in Florida, including Sarasota. Many residents grow palm trees to boost the curb appeal of their property.Palm Trees Have Enormous Variety In Appearance And Cold ToleranceA […]

The Right Tree in the Right Place 25/02/2021 Grant Beatt

The Right Tree in the Right Place

The average life of a tree in a typical landscape is only 8 years due to poor design and planting techniques.Size is a primary consideration in tree selection. Trees should fit in the available growing space without pruning. This is of primary concern under utility lines as the utility has the right-of-way.Because large trees give […]

Gardening with Seasonal Color in Florida 08/10/2019 Grant Beatt

Gardening with Seasonal Color in Florida

Seasonal color, especially in the fall, comes in a wide variety of flower colors and plant forms. Seasonal color will brighten your landscape bed areas and add a splash of color to high focal point areas. Selection and use: In Southwest Florida, seasonal color lasts from October until May. Cool-season color is intolerant to heat, […]

Tree Planting Myth #1: Anybody can plant a tree correctly 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Tree Planting Myth #1: Anybody can plant a tree correctly

A myth is a widely held but false belief or idea. Myths tend to form to fill information gaps; and over time can even develop into an idea that seems to make common sense. Urban, utility and landscape tree care, collectively known as Arboriculture has its own set of myths, misconceptions, misunderstandings, and half-truths, which […]

Tree Planting Myth #2: Plant deep, and the roots will grow deeper 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Tree Planting Myth #2: Plant deep, and the roots will grow deeper

Reality: There is a high probability that the roots and tree will not survive long term at all! If the roots survive at all, they will grow upward, often breaking sidewalks, driveways and causing lawn problems. If a decision is made to cut these surface roots, this may causes the tree more injury. Instead, place […]

Tree Planting Myth #5: Lots of mulch is good 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Tree Planting Myth #5: Lots of mulch is good

Reality: Mulch is too thick when a tree root starts growing into it. The right amount of mulch is very beneficial for trees. Start by applying 3 to 4 inches, and inspect the mulch several times a year for root growth. Keep mulch at least 6 inches away from the trunk to reduce chances o […]

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