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Caring for New Trees and Shrubs at Your Home in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Oct 15, 2018 3:49:40 PM

Keeping new trees and shrubs alive requires a lot more attention and care than most people realize. It might look like your plants are in fine shape, but the stress they’re under is actually enormous. It can take many years for young, new trees and shrubs to become acclimated to their new growing conditions and you want to do everything you can to support them and protect your investment. After all, the last thing that you want is to have to replace your landscape because you didn’t properly maintain it early on.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care, Fertilization, Soil Health

11 Pest Control Tactics That Don't Work, are Dangerous, and Just Plain Crazy!

Posted by Rob Reindl on Sep 27, 2018 7:54:00 AM

If you’re noticing an abundance of any type of pest—whether it’s ants, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, spiders, or other creepy crawlies—then you’re probably looking for a solution to deal with them.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

What Kind of Tree Do I Have? Pro Identification Tips for Homeowners in Ohio and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Sep 24, 2018 10:25:44 AM

Do you know what kind of trees you have on your property? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably no. We know this as we get lots of calls from locals asking questions about tree identification. Unless you have an arboriculture background, you’re  probably stumped.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

The Might of Spider Mites on Trees and Shrubs: Damage Symptoms, Control, and More

Posted by Rob Reindl on Aug 24, 2018 8:08:11 AM

From Rocky to The Karate Kid—to almost any other classic sports movie ever made—if we’ve learned anything, it’s that the little guy can win. However, in the case of the tiny-but-powerful spider mite, this is one time we’d like to see the underdog lose.

Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. If you suspect you might have mites on your trees and shrubs—possibly because you’re seeing telltale symptoms or you’ve even scouted them out—then you could be worrying that you’ll lose your plants.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

6 Reasons You May Struggle to Get Rid of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

Posted by Rob Reindl on Aug 15, 2018 9:36:43 AM

When you think of spending time outside you probably picture getting to put your feet up and relax, enjoying a good meal outside, or maybe watching the kids play with yard toys. In other words, you imagine truly enjoying your time.

However, if your yard is a mosquito magnet, your experience is far from idyllic.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

The Best Remedy for Common Tree Diseases in Ohio and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 26, 2018 8:09:00 AM

Your trees and shrubs are such a beloved part of your yard not only for the aesthetic value they offer, but also for the shade they might cast over certain areas of your property. If it weren’t for that one, strategically placed tree, your patio might be unbearable on hot summer days. Plus, you have the thoughtful layer of trees and shrubs around your perimeter which provides you with much-appreciated privacy.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

10 Facts About Fleas and Flea Control You May Not Know (But Will Want To)

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 16, 2018 11:19:27 AM

If you have pets then there’s no question they spend a lot of time in your yard. Whether it’s tossing a ball to your four-legged family member or just having them by your side while you’re spending time outdoors, you enjoy that time with them and want to feel confident they’re safe.

If you’ve ever considered what’s lurking about in your backyard, then you may be spending more time worrying than you’d like. Among the various pests that may be taking up residence, fleas are a serious concern. All they have to do is catch a ride from a rabbit or a mouse that is passing through and suddenly they’ve found a home in your lawn—and soon, on your pet.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

9 Pine Tree Problems and How to Fix Them at Your Cincinnati Home

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 25, 2018 4:53:39 PM

Pine trees can be a wonderful addition to your Cincinnati property. They can offer year-round greenery and privacy as well as beautiful aesthetics. A lot of people often refer to all evergreens as “pines,” however, they are only one type of evergreen plants.

Whether you already have pine trees, or you are considering them, you want to be confident that you will not run into common pine tree problems, as it can negatively impact your overall landscape. For instance, if you are using pine trees to create privacy screening, and one fails, then you’ve suddenly got a hole in your privacy screen.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

Ants, Spiders, and Mosquitoes, Oh My! How to Get Rid of 13 Common Pests

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Are worries about pests creeping into your mind? Do you want to be able to enjoy time at home with your family without having to worry about ants, spiders, mosquitoes, or other pests?

Whether you already have a pest problem or you’re just worried about the possibility of one, you want to be able to put those pestering thoughts to rest by choosing the right provider for your concerns.

After all, the last thing you want to do is throw money away by hiring the wrong pest control service for the job. You also don’t want to get locked in with an expensive pest control company when lawn care providers offer similar pest services that are just as effective.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

3 Tips for Hiring a Tree Spraying Service to Protect Your Landscape

Posted by Rob Reindl on May 30, 2018 12:05:46 PM

Are you worried that your trees and shrubs might have a problem? As a valuable part of your landscape, the last thing that you want is to see their health decline. A sickly shrub might start to yellow, have unsightly spots, or even fail to reach its growth potential. Or worse, it could die, leaving an empty spot in your mature landscape.

Although you may know a little bit about the plants on your property, we understand that most homeowners don’t have extensive knowledge of plant health care.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

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