Tree Care

5 Evergreen Shrubs for Shade – Zone 8

No landscape, deck, pool, backyard, or outdoor living area in zone 8 is complete until your shrubs provide refreshing year-round shade from the sun. For those living in USDA plant hardiness zone 8, summers can be hot and stifling, and winters cold but short-lived. Planting evergreen shrubs strategically on your Read more…

Pest Prevention

Tree Pest – How to Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs are nuisance pests, which can be found congregating in large numbers wherever boxelder trees are located. They are fast to reproduce and can reach infestation proportions quickly. Control measures for boxelders should take place in the summertime before they find their way into your home during the fall Read more…

Tree Care

How to Save a Dying Evergreen Tree

Trees like all living things have a lifecycle. During that lifecycle, they may experience periods of growth, illness, infestation, severe weather, and a myriad of other factors that may influence their livelihood, including their age. The team at thetreecareguide.com has researched some of the leading evergreen ailments and their solutions Read more…

Tree Care

Tree Health – How Roots Grow

With the exception of the first formed roots (which respond to gravity) tree roots can grow in the ground, on the surface of the ground, in water, and in the air. Roots grow when the environment supplies nutrients, oxygen, warmth, and water. Tree roots do not have a predetermined growth Read more…

Tree Care

Tree Pruning Purpose, Techniques, and Safety

Tree trimming and tree pruning are relatively easy tasks if you know what to look for, how to make proper cuts, and when you should call a professional tree service. The height, shape, and health of your trees can all be determined by the way you trim and prune them. Read more…