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IMPROVE PLANT HEALTH THROUGH SOIL ENHANCEMENT

IMPROVE PLANT HEALTH THROUGH SOIL ENHANCEMENT

Plant species, planting location and soil conditions are three of the biggest factors that affect the health of your landscape plants, whether it be a tree, shrub, ground cover or flowers. Trees and shrubs in city and suburban landscapes often have to contend with limited space where branches and roots can grow. Your landscape plants are hemmed in by buildings, utilities, sidewalks, driveways, patios, and other landscaped or native plants. Even low areas or gutter downspouts can lead to saturated…

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PLANTING TO PREVENT STORM DAMAGE

PLANTING TO PREVENT STORM DAMAGE

Perhaps the greatest service an arborist can offer is advice before trees are even selected for planting in your landscape. Choosing plant varieties that can withstand ice and wind, as well as placing them properly in your landscape, can eliminate problems for decades to come. Selecting trees with favorable wood properties is important when you consider the wind and ice storms that Michigan trees are subjected to. Arborists are also able to give the best advice on determining the best…

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TRANSPORTING AND PLANTING ORNAMENTALS

TRANSPORTING AND PLANTING ORNAMENTALS

As we approach another growing season a lot of homeowners will be planting new trees and shrubs in their landscape or moving trees or shrubs from one location in their yard to another. To give your plants the best chance at surviving the move to their new home keep these pointers in mind. Keep plant roots moist. This is especially true if you are transplanting a tree or shrub in your yard and most of the soil has fallen off…

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