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Tree Planting Myth #5: Lots of mulch is good Grant Beatt 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. Mulch helps a tree by keeping the soil moist, protecting soil from getting too hot, and as the mulch decomposes over time it will add organic matter, improving the soil quality. However […]

Citrus Tree Care Grant Beatt 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Citrus Tree Care

Edible landscaping is becoming more important in our Florida landscapes. Citrus trees are both useful as ornamental trees and can provide an abundance of delicious fruit for the homeowner. Citrus requires regular maintenance in the landscape. Irrigation, fertilization, weed, pest and disease control are all important considerations when planning and implementing an edible land scape. […]

Plant Health Care Grant Beatt 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Plant Health Care

PHC is a process of scheduled preventative maintenance based on monitoring and use of cultural, organic and chemical tactics, to enhance tree, palm, turf and woody ornamental vitality. The plant and its requirements become the central focus, rather than responding to symptoms caused by pest presence, physical agents, or nutritional deficiencies. GreenEdge addresses the basic […]

Tree Watering 101 Grant Beatt 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Tree Watering 101

How does excess water affect trees? Soil saturation occurs when water fills in the spaces between soil particles that are normally occupied by air. When this happens, oxygen is no longer available to tree roots for respiration. If this occurs frequently, roots will eventually suffocate and die. Wet soil can also create favorable conditions for […]

Palm Problems and Disorders Grant Beatt 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Palm Problems and Disorders

Palm disorders are eliminated with proper palm selection and placement. However, if yours is like most homes in our area, one or more of the rules listed below have been skipped or are not available on the site. For instance, a palm that prefers dry conditions planted with flowers at the base so the roots […]

Ganoderma Palm Disease Grant Beatt 29/04/2019 Grant Beatt

Ganoderma Palm Disease

It’s hard to picture a Florida landscape without imagining palm trees swaying in the breeze. These trees have become a favorite of landscape designers in the southern parts of the state, largely because of their durability and adaptability, but they’re not without natural enemies. Chief among them is the lethal and incurable Ganoderma Palm Disease […]

Stop Rugose Spiraling Whitefly With Arborjet Tree Injections Grant Beatt 07/03/2019 Grant Beatt

Stop Rugose Spiraling Whitefly With Arborjet Tree Injections

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly is an invasive insect that spread rapidly through the Sarasota area several years ago. Like other Whiteflies, Spiraling Whitefly will harm the appearance and health of palm trees, and other tropical trees and shrubs and even some shade trees. Plants that suffer from the Rugose spiraling whitefly include all types of palm […]

Recommended Landscape Maintenance Before Hurricane Season Starts Grant Beatt 06/03/2019 Grant Beatt

Recommended Landscape Maintenance Before Hurricane Season Starts

Regular tree and palm landscape maintenance throughout the year is recommended. This includes routine trimming and removal of dead limbs and limbs too close to the fence, house or a utility line. Hurricane Preparedness Kit: Garden hose in case your irrigation system is not working due to a power outage Pruning tools Ladder Tree stakes/rebar […]

Shade Trees Hurricanes And Southwest Florida Grant Beatt 12/06/2017 Grant Beatt

Shade Trees Hurricanes And Southwest Florida

Yes, Hurricane Irma was an inconvenience and so will future storms. Therefore it is imperative that we learn to preserve our urban tree canopy. Research over the years has confirmed the significant value and benefits that mature urban trees offer to our neighborhoods. Many of our neighborhoods have smaller trees that were decimated by Irma’s […]


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