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Westminster Becomes the Next Victim of Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer was reported in Westminster for the first time, moving quickly from neighboring Broomfield to the north. “In late August, EAB was found and confirmed in Broomfield in the vicinity of Zuni Street and 132nd Ave. and 128th Ave. just across the street from Westminster,” said John Kasza, city forester for Westminster. “This …

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Aeration Time of Year: Is Aeration Better in Spring or Fall?

While the benefits of lawn aeration have been proven in many different parts of the country, it still isn’t a practice that is embraced by every lawn care company out there. Reasons that are given include, Lack of demand.  Lack of time to schedule and perform the service. Resistance to the true utility ie they …

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The Arborist of 2029 – Laser Branch Therapy – Part 2

Summary: This one is pretty out there and I don’t see lasers actually doing much for the tree trimming and tree services world BUT what’s a prediction if we aren’t wrong. I found myself laughing at myself but enjoy! 1/09/2019 Lasers are a parallel technology that could affect the way a tree service trims and shapes …

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Tips on Maintaining a Great Lawn

Fertilization On warm-season turf-grass species, withhold the first spring nitrogen application until soil temperatures at the 4-inch depth are consistently 65° F. I receive questions all the time about applying fertilizer early in the year especially when we have a warm February. Soil temperature data can to obtained by www.georgiaweather.net. This past week (Week of April …

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Can I Save My Ash Tree? Should I?

November 19, 2013 Summary: Emerald ash borer (EAB) forces tree owners and managers to ask how ash trees can be saved, within a climate of limited tree care budgets.  Categorizing ash trees by treatment priority can lead to difficult but necessary decisions in creating an EAB treatment plan for your property.   

Keep Your Lawn Healthy in Bad Conditions

  With record-setting temperatures and extreme drought conditions, how can Colorado homeowners keep their lawns green and weed-free? Throughout the Colorado region, homeowners are struggling to keep their lawns healthy.  This damage will take several seasons for most homeowners to fix the lawn problems that will be created this season. So what are the few …

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