Identifying and Managing Garden Snails and Slugs

Identifying and Managing Garden Snails and Slugs

By Julian | December 27, 2016

Cool, wet weather, like what we experience in January, creates ideal conditions for garden snails and slugs to thrive. These pests are known for damaging a variety of plants by feeding on their leaves, as well as ripening fruits and vegetables. Common victims include lettuce, basil, broccoli, and strawberries. It’s important to note that an…

How To Organically Control Snails and Slugs in the Garden

By Julian | December 27, 2016

A typical San Jose January brings cool, wet weather which provides perfect conditions for slugs and snails to attack your gardens – and they are especially damaging in shady gardens. The severity of the damage from snails and slugs could really depend on the type of slug or snail that you are dealing with. Be…

Why Removing Deadwood Is Worth Every Penny

By Julian | December 2, 2016

As we discussed in our previous blog on how to winterize trees, we explained that a tree is still alive and needs to remain healthy during dormant season. Removing deadwood is a vital part of the tree winterizing process.   Let’s discuss why we remove deadwood from trees… Deadwood removal is preventative tree care. It…

There’s A Big Pay-off to Planting Summer Bulbs Now

By Julian | November 30, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time, of the year! As we hang mistletoe, place our perfectly bright red poinsettias around the hearth, and fill the home with the sweet aroma of holiday dishes, we are also thinking of another important holiday tradition  – planting summer bulbs! Wait? What? Planting summer bulbs?! Gardeners across the US baffle…

Brrrr…It’s About Time to Winterize Your Trees!

By Julian | November 14, 2016

Winter is a difficult time for a tree. Trees may look inactive going into winter but the fact is they continue to regulate their metabolism and only slow down some physiological activities. Trees still continue to slowly grow roots, respire, and take in water and nutrients during the dormant stage. A dormant tree still needs…

Clean Gutters Before They Clean Out Your Bank Account

By Julian | October 28, 2016

Gutters. They are out of sight, and out of mind. Unlike major aesthetic parts of your home – a large outdoor fire pit, for example – gutters are a part of the house that most people don’t spend much time thinking about or looking at. The problem is that, much like a healthy heart, things…

The 411 on Green Roofs for Your Home

By Julian | September 12, 2016

It’s not always possible for people to take extended breaks from modern life, but more and more people are looking for ways to bring elements of nature closer to home. One of the ways homeowners are looking to create financially and environmentally viable living spaces is through the installation of “green” roofs. So, what is…

Green Roofs for Commercial Properties

By Julian | August 30, 2016

You’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz about green roofs on commercial properties, and perhaps seen the impressive photos of green-roofed buildings from Chicago’s City Hall to the United States Department of Transportation Headquarters. The idea is gaining attention, but it’s not exactly brand-new – there are green roofs on U.S. government buildings in Washington, D.C. that…

How To Spot Tree Disease, Before It’s Too Late!

By Julian | July 26, 2016

Do you know how to spot tree disease? You probably already know many of the benefits of trees: that they’re a crucial part of the environment – providing shade, oxygen, and animal habitats; that they bring beauty and fullness to most any landscape; and of course, that they can add dramatically to both the curb…

ROI on Trees? Make Your Tree Investment Count!

By Julian | July 25, 2016

Trees are, without a doubt, one of the earth’s greatest natural resources. The environmental, social, and mental benefits are so great that hospitals are increasingly bringing in gardens and trees to help their patients’ state of mind and speed the healing process. (Check out Tree People’s impressive list of the Top 22 Benefits of Trees.)…


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