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Landscape Industry Certified Horticultural Technician: Why it Matters to Our Customers & Team Members

Posted by Rob Reindl on Sep 25, 2020 10:32:09 AM

Whether you’re someone who is looking for tree and shrub technician jobs or you’re a homeowner who is thinking about hiring a plant health care technician to take care of your trees and shrubs, you might be wondering what kind of training goes into this work.

The truth is, the answer to that is going to vary dramatically from company to company. While there’s not a lot required in terms of what the state says we must do, we believe the more training a technician receives, the better they’re able to perform the work. That means that when our technicians earn advanced certifications, they become a tremendous asset to us—and to you.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care, Hiring a Pro, Careers

How to Care for New Trees & Shrubs in Ohio

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jan 24, 2020 3:07:00 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, Soil Health, Fertilization

DIY Tree Fertilizer vs. Hiring a Tree Fertilizing Company

Posted by Rob Reindl on Dec 12, 2019 12:15:00 PM

We know you love your trees. You enjoy them as a place of respite—to sit underneath and read a book, have a picnic lunch with the kids, or set up your hammock for a nap.  

You appreciate the shade your trees provide when you’re sitting on your patio. You relish their aesthetic appeal, watching them change colors throughout the seasons. Without your trees and shrubs, you realize your property wouldn’t be the same.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

5 Reasons Fall Tree Fertilizer will Make your Landscape Look Amazing

Posted by Rob Reindl on Oct 4, 2019 2:23:00 PM

While a lot of people assume that trees are self-sustaining, the truth is they require regular care if you truly want them to be the best they can be.

Trees in urban and suburban environments are under a lot more stress than trees of the forest where nutrients are readily available. In a forest, fallen leaves naturally decompose and provide a nutrient rich soil which is moist from ample shade, and without the competition of turfgrasses.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care, Soil Health

Hedging Your Bet to Not Lose Your Arborvitae: Pro Plant Health Care Tips

Posted by Rob Reindl on Mar 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you’re like a lot of homeowners in the Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and Northern Kentucky area, there’s a good chance you have one or more arborvitae on your property. After all, this hardy plant is a common favorite, appreciated for its dense evergreen foliage. Arborvitaes can create excellent privacy screens and also provide a nice backdrop for a variety of other plantings. There’s no doubt they are a valued part of the landscape.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

How To Get Rid of Bugs and Diseases on Trees and Shrubs: 6 Pro Steps

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jan 22, 2019 7:11:00 AM

The trees and shrubs in your landscape are valuable to you and the last thing that you want to see is their decline. If you are noticing a problem with your plants, then you may be worried about a disease or pest problem. You may have even searched for how to get rid of bugs on plants or how to get rid of disease on plants, but you’re finding that it’s a lot more complicated than you realized. That’s why you may be looking into a pro but you want to understand what exactly they’re going to do to remedy your problem.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care, Hiring a Pro, Pest & Insect Control

10 Questions to Help Diagnose Your Tree Problems

Posted by Rob Reindl on Nov 14, 2018 12:54:56 PM

Got tree problems? If you have one or more trees on your property that have symptoms, then you may be worried that your tree isn’t going to make it. Considering the fact that your trees are more than just a monetary investment—but also add value in the form of shade, privacy, and beauty—the last thing that you want is to have to remove and replace them.

The truth is, most people don’t worry about their trees until something is visually wrong. Unfortunately, once something is wrong enough to show visual symptoms, it can already be an issue of multiple compounding factors.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

7 Causes of Tree Stress & How to Save Stressed Trees

Posted by Rob Reindl on Nov 8, 2018 12:01:00 PM

Trees are one of your property’s greatest assets. They can provide a cool, shaded spot, block harsh winter winds, give you privacy from nosy neighbors, offer stunning aesthetic features to enhance your property, and increase its resale value. It’s no surprise that people love their trees.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

What Kind of Tree Do I Have? Tree Identification Tips for Homeowners in Ohio & 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

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