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  • How Can You Increase Your Backyard Peach Tree's Production?

    Having a peach tree in your backyard sounds like a lovely prospect, until you realize that the tree is producing few, if any, peaches. Low productivity can occur for a number of reasons, but fixing the problem is rarely as complicated as you may imagine. Here's a look at some common reasons why peach trees under-produce and what you can do about them. Reason #1: Lack of a pollinating partner.
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  • 3 Low-Maintenance, Ornamental Shrubs Perfect For Homes In The Midwest

    Different regions of the United States have distinct climates that determine what trees or shrubs will grow best in that area. The U.S. Department of Agriculture labels the regions with hardiness zone numbers, such as the hardiness zones of either 5 or 6 for states in the Midwest, that help you match up the right plantings. What are some of the shrubs that fare well in the weather in the Midwest?
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  • Growing Problems Under Your Tree – What You Can Do

    There are times in which trees can make gardening difficult in your yard. If the trees cause too much shade, it can be impossible to grow lush, beautiful flowers or plants in your garden. What can you do about it? Does that tree really have to come down, or is there a way to preserve the tree while improving the growing conditions below? Tree Lacing Tree lacing is one option that may have a big impact on the growing conditions below and around the tree.
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  • Avoid An Emergency Tree Removal Situation By "Branching" Out Your Knowledge

    Trees are beautiful additions to any yard, but they can also cause unexpected--but often preventable--property damage. If you pay your trees little mind, think again; many emergency tree removal requests result from ignorant tree ownership. To reduce your risk of experiencing a tree removal emergency, identify your trees and learn how to care for them properly. Know Your Trees Unless you personally purchased the trees on your property or know more about botany than the basic homeowner, you probably have no idea what kind of trees decorate your yard.
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  • How To Care For Your Trees This Summer

    Well-maintained trees in your home will give you spectacular views of blossoming flowers and budding leaves in the spring, as well as beautiful red and orange hues in the fall. However, without proper summer care, your trees may not be able to blossom all year round and give you the gorgeous views and gracious shade you so desperately need. Basic tree service can ensure that your trees remain healthy through the summer months, preventing wilting or even damaging your property during storms.
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  • Getting Rid Of Dead Trees? 4 Ways To Reuse The Wood

    The property you bought has a few dead or overgrown trees on it. You're going to need to have them trimmed or removed, but you don't want to just haul the wood to the local landfill. Luckily, you don't have to. There are a lot of things you could do to recycle and repurpose the wood from your tree trimming. Here are some ideas to get you started. Add To Your Landscaping
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  • Don't Be The Spooky House On The Block - Trimming Trees Before Selling Your Home

    Getting your home ready to sell can be a lot of work, but can be worth it to get the best asking price. It is a good idea to have your trees trimmed before putting your house on the market. Here are four reasons spending money on professional tree trimming is worth it before selling your home. 1. Trimmed Trees Will Let in Light If you use your trees to shade your home and keep summer temperatures down, this is a great day-to-day function.
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  • Cha-Ching! 4 Ways To Cash-In On Those Dead Trees In Your Yard

    If your home's yard has some dead trees that need to be removed, then you might be surprised to discover that you can sometimes sell the wood and stumps for cash! Here are four different ways that you can sell your dead trees and get them out of your yard once and for all: Sell the Wood as Woodworking Raw Material Woodworkers are always looking for quality raw materials, and buying their wood at lumber mills usually comes with a very high price, especially for rare or hardwood trees.
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  • Three Important Steps Following The Removal Of A Large Tree

    No one likes to discuss what happens when a large tree finally reaches the end of its life. The sad fact is that any tree can become too weathered, old or weak to be safe to stay near a home or in a yard where it could be a hazard to those around it. Removing a large tree is not a simple project and even once the tree is gone, the stump and damaged yard often remain.
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  • Landscaping Ideas To Revive Your Backyard

    If your backyard has become a place to collect old picnic tables, children's toys and recreational equipment, give it a facelift by doing some unique landscaping this year. It will be a more interesting place in which you and your family can relax. You may also become the talk of the neighborhood. Here are a few landscaping ideas to start you thinking about how to transform your backyard into some place exciting.
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