Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • 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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  • How to Prune Tomato Plants Effectively

    February 24, 2015
    Pruning tomato plants is a pretty easy task. Proper pruning helps the foliage get adequate sunlight and grow large, healthy fruit more efficiently. It can also protect the plants against pests and diseases. Not all tomato plants need to be pruned. Determinate plants, also called “bush” plants, should not be pruned because they grow all of their fruit around the same time. Pruning also will not ...
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  • Tools & Techniques for Successful Pruning

    February 19, 2015
    The Grounds Guys® can help you pack a one-two pruning punch by sharing our professional insider's knowledge of tools and techniques. Properly pruned, the trees and shrubs in your yard will boost your home's curb appeal by forming a healthy framework that showcases your home as well as other landscape plants. But if you don't prune your plants properly, you may do more harm than good by increasing ...
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  • Pruning Rose Bushes: Easy as 1, 2, 3

    February 17, 2015
    Roses are known for many things. They are a simple way to show someone you love them by sending a dozen or two on holidays or anytime you want to say you care. Roses are also a great backdrop for special family photos or framed artwork to decorate the walls of a home. And who can forget the distinct scent that rose buds offer to any home or landscape! But probably the number-one way roses impact ...
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  • Unleash Your Creativity with Ornamental Pruning

    February 12, 2015
    A little nip here and a little tuck there can transform your shrubs into botanical garden wannabes. If you have an artistic eye and a creative touch, you can elevate utilitarian pruning to ornamental masterpieces. Whether your preference is for a formal look or you want a whimsical touch, your garden can be a custom-designed reflection of your personality that greets your guests before you open ...
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  • Handling Fertilizers with Care

    February 10, 2015
    Everyone can benefit from a little extra “push” to be and look his or her best. Lawns are no different. When property owners feed their lawns with the right amount and type of fertilizers, they push their lawn and plants to grow and thrive. Fertilizing your lawn and plants is a great way for you to feed soil, provide extra nutrients, enhance the texture of blades of grass or leaves of plants, and ...
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  • Exploring the Benefits of Pruning

    February 4, 2015
    Just like your hair can grow and grow and become a wild mess on top of your head, plants are much the same. The branches, limbs, or vines can grow and grow until they spread out of control. But no worries! The experts at The Grounds Guys have the skills and know-how to tame those wild branches with strategic pruning methods. As the old saying goes, sometimes, you've got to be cruel to be kind! ...
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