Recent Posts in Trees Category

  • Fall Foliage Destinations

    October 12, 2016
    For many people, fall is a time of vibrant hues in nature. Places that are usually gorgeous are even more breath taking. This fall, pack up your family and take a road trip or hop on a plane to some of these beautiful destinations that are even prettier in person. Here are a few ideas of places to visit: The Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee: This quiet little town will make you feel right ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Elm

    September 21, 2016
    The Tree of the Month for September is the stately elm. As green summer leaves give way to fall colors, keep an eye out for the elm trees’ beautiful golden leaves. If you’re interested in adding this magnificent tree to your yard, learn more about it first. About Elm Trees Elms are adored for their graceful canopies and stately appearance, with branches that spread like fountains. These trees come ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Magnolia

    August 26, 2016
    Magnolias are the quintessential trees of the south. The evergreen broadleaves are hardy, attractive, and can grow more than 60 feet in height and 30 feet in width. Magnolia blossoms are fragrant and iconic and the trees can survive the oppressive heat of the American South with ease. About Magnolias Trees of the genus magnolia have been around for a long time, with fossilized blooms being dated ...
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  • Get Smart About Trees

    August 5, 2016
    Depending on where you live, certain trees work better in your yard than others. If you’re thinking about planting one popular variety or another, it’s best to first learn whether that tree grows well in your region or not. It’s time to get smart about trees and find out which ones you should plant for the best results. Understanding Plant Hardiness Zones The simplest way to figure out where a ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Apple Tree

    July 20, 2016
    Our featured tree for July is the apple tree! Having an apple tree in your backyard is a great way to take advantage of lush summer foliage, ample shade, and fresh fruit for canning, baking and snacking. To get the results you want, you must understand how to care for your apple tree. About Apple Trees Ironically, despite their association with American patriotism, apple trees didn’t originate in ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Crepe Myrtles

    June 14, 2016
    If you live in the South and want to add a beautiful, meaningful tree to your garden, crepe myrtles are a great choice. The flowers, which have a crinkled appearance resembling crepe paper, have a rich history behind them. While their meaning differs slightly from culture to culture, myrtle flowers are typically associated with marriage, chastity, good luck and prosperity. About Crepe Myrtles The ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Crabapple

    May 12, 2016
    Attractive and fragrant, the crabapple tree is a wonderful addition to any landscaping design . Though the raw fruit is smaller and sourer than their apple cousins, certain varieties also offer a source of fruit for jellies and preserves. Colorful Beginnings Sharing their familial lineage with the common apple tree, crabapple trees are of the Malus genus and also of the rose family ( Rosaceae ). ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Maple Trees

    March 15, 2016
    Maples are among North America’s most beloved deciduous trees . Whether you appreciate them for their tasty syrup, breath-taking fall colors or shade on a hot summer day, maples are certainly a good choice for many landscapes. You have a variety of maples to choose from, including slow-growing hard maples and fast-growing soft maples of varying heights and leaf types. Learn helpful planting, ...
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  • Fall Allergies: The Culprits and Your Survival

    October 14, 2015
    As different plants and microorganisms come out to play this fall, heightened allergy symptoms are common. What’s causing you to sneeze and your eyes to itch? Is there any way to get through the fall without using up the world’s supply of tissues and eye drops? Learn about fall allergy culprits and your keys to survival. Culprits of Fall Allergies Ragweed: When it comes to making your eyes water ...
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  • Beat the Heat with Energy Efficient Landscaping

    July 30, 2015
    Keeping your home cool without breaking the bank is the ultimate goal for many homeowners who are feeling the heat not only from the summer but the growing bills. If this is you, we have great news! Cooling Things Off from the Outside While most of you may know about the countless ways to be more energy efficient inside your home, have you ever thought about what you can do to keep things cool ...
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  • How Much Water Do Your Trees Need?

    April 30, 2015
    As towering fixtures in our landscapes, trees are often ignored when it comes to their water needs. Watering trees typically takes a back seat to watering flower beds, but its importance shouldn't be overlooked. Trees are large plants, and they need sufficient water to maintain healthy growth. The Grounds Guys® have seen many tree problems that are a result of drought stress. Unfortunately, ...
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  • Dos and Don'ts of Tree Planting

    April 21, 2015
    There’s nothing like a lush, green canopy to provide shade, invite wildlife and boost your spirits. But before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor, you must ensure the trees you plant today will remain part of your landscape for years to come. Follow these do’s and don’ts of tree planting for the best results. Dos Do choose trees for specific purposes. You may be looking for shade, a sound ...
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  • Exploring the Shapes and Sizes of Trees

    April 15, 2015
    A comprehensive home or business design includes not only the structural architecture and interior design but also the landscape architecture. Trees form the backbone of a well-designed landscape and paint three-dimensional works of art onto a living canvas. Regardless of the size and shape of your property, there's a tree that's a perfect fit. Let the professionals at The Grounds Guys take you on ...
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  • Understanding Types of Trees

    April 7, 2015
    Caring for the trees in your yard -- or selecting trees for your landscape -- begins with understanding different tree types. Some trees offer shade in the summer and let sunlight in during the winter; other trees have brilliant fall color; and many tree types provide food and shelter that beckon birds to your yard. The Grounds Guys® can give you some pointers to help you handpick trees for your ...
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  • The Basics of Pruning Trees & Shrubs

    February 26, 2015
    Don't shy away from pruning trees and shrubs because you don't have the knowledge or the confidence to make the first cut. Armed with the right tools and techniques, you'll be able to improve your plants' health, keep them tidy and help them produce flowers and fruit. The Grounds Guys® can help equip you with the basics so you're pruning like a pro in no time. Unless you're using a creative ...
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