Pruning

Tree Pruning Tips for Winter Weather

By Julian / November 18, 2023

Pruning during the dormant season is a critical component of a tree’s annual lifecycle management. When leaves fall and branches bare themselves, the structure of your trees is fully revealed, allowing for a clear assessment and strategic planning of each cut. It’s good timing, as the cooler weather reduces the risk of pests and diseases…

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Winter Tree Pruning in the Bay Area

By Julian / November 8, 2023

Tree pruning is the practice of selectively removing specific parts of a tree, such as branches, buds, or roots, to improve the tree’s structure, enhance its health and appearance, and reduce the risk of falling branches. It’s a vital aspect of tree care that encourages strong growth, increases fruit and flower production, and maintains the…

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Beautiful array of flowers and plants Enhancing Outdoor Spaces

Summer Landscaping Maintenance: Enhancing Outdoor Spaces

By Julian / June 28, 2023

As the summer season is upon us, Bay Area property owners have the opportunity to transform their outdoor spaces into stunning retreats. However, achieving and maintaining a beautiful landscape requires diligent landscaping maintenance. In this article, we explore expert tips, essential practices, and the importance of landscaping maintenance for property owners in the Bay Area.…

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Bay Area Pruning Guide: Techniques for Healthy Trees & Shrubs

By Julian / April 2, 2023

A flourishing landscape can transform the aesthetic appeal of your Bay Area property, but keeping those trees and shrubs healthy requires more than just regular watering and occasional fertilizing. In this, our “Bay Area Pruning Guide: Techniques for Healthy Trees & Shrubs,” we unveil the secrets to maintaining a vibrant, thriving landscape in Northern California.…

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July & August Gardening Tips. Hint: Water!

By Julian / June 22, 2020

July and August is a crucial time in the Bay Area for gardeners and landscapers. Depending on where you are in the Bay, and your level of fog, you will have different choices about what to plant and when. We’ve compiled a few tips to consider as we head into late summer. According to the…

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Choosing the Correct Pruning Tools

By Julian / March 26, 2018

Choosing the Correct Pruning Tools for California Plants (and other Pruning “ABC’s”) Remember when you first planted your garden plants, trees, and shrubs? Every plant looked so lonesome at first. But now the space is getting crowded! So now what to do? You wouldn’t dare want to get rid of any healthy foliage or shrub,…

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Pruning 101: Step-By-Step Winter Rosebush Care

By Julian / October 10, 2017

In the San Jose and surrounding Bay Area, roses never really go dormant, as our climate is mild. However, roses do rest and this is a very similar and vital process to their longevity and health. You may feel a strong urge to do something to rose bushes right after they have stopped blooming. Stop!…

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Pruning During Frost Season? Stop!

By Julian / December 28, 2016

It’s officially winter and many of us are off from work, kicking back, relaxing with some egg nog and sleeping off the holiday meals. But for us gardeners, there is one very important task you can’t skip over during your “off” time. We are talking about FROST. A cold hard frost can be devastating to…

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Is it a Garden Snail? Or is it a Garden Slug?

By Julian / December 27, 2016

Our January climate brings cool, wet weather which provides perfect conditions for slugs and snails to attack our gardens! Snails and slugs feed on the leaves of many plants. They also eat ripening fruits and vegetables (they aren’t picky, slugs and snails like the leaves and fruits of a wide range of crops such as…

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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…

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