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The Oasis Lawn & Tree Care Blog

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 Diagnose Tree Problems for Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and N. Kentucky Homeowners

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

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, Soil Health, Fertilization

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

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

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

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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