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Protecting Evergreens from Winter Injury

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Evergreen trees, such as spruce, pine, cedar and juniper, are hearty and stay green all winter. Nonetheless, they’re susceptible to injury unless they have the proper care. Browning of evergreens in the spring is a sign of winter injury. Here are some ways to help prevent evergreen winter injury in your trees.

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What is Birch Dieback?

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Birch dieback is a condition that can affect all types of birch trees. It causes the branches at the top of the tree to die off. This can be caused by several factors, including insufficient water, lack of nutrients and pest infestation. Trees often decline for several years before dying.

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Low-Maintenance Trees for Your Yard

If you want to spend more time relaxing in your yard than working, consider planting native, low-maintenance trees in your back and front yard. Alberta and British Columbia have many options for trees that are easy to care for, and that allow you to personalize your space and enjoy it without too much work.

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What is Fireblight Disease?

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Fireblight is a destructive disease that attacks more than 75 different species of plants in the Rosaceae family — flowering herbs, trees and shrubs. Fireblight is an infectious tree disease and a severe problem among fruit growers, as it can destroy an entire orchard in a single growing season. It’s important to take effective control measures as soon as you spot symptoms.

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How To Take Care Of Your Landscaping

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When you take care of your landscaping, your plants and other vegetation will flourish. Your healthy flowers, hedges and grasses enhance your property value and provide a space you can enjoy all summer. Here are some tips on spring and summer landscape maintenance.

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Water Your Trees During the Hot Summer Days

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Summer heat brings the risk of dehydration and even death to your trees. So, when watering your lawn, garden and flowerbeds, don’t forget your trees on those hot summer days. Here are some tips about when and where to water your trees and how much water the tree needs.

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How to get rid of aphids on plants and trees

Aphids on a leaf

If there’s a sticky substance on your sidewalk, car or patio and you see little green bugs on your plants, you probably have an aphid infestation. What are aphids? Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects and one of the most common pests in gardens and yards in Western Canada. They have a voracious appetite, reproduce quickly…

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Organic tree and lawn care products: what you need to know

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Are you looking for a safe and effective way to keep your lawn, garden and fruit trees looking their best? Here is what you need to know about organic fertilizers and pesticides. What is Organic Fertilizer? Organic fertilizers are derived entirely from natural ingredients like rock minerals and plant and animal by-products. This makes them…

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4 reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your backyard trees

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When the snow melts and spring arrives, many homeowners plan summer getaways and family vacations. However, it’s essential not to overlook yard maintenance in your summer plans. Failing to take care of your trees can have drastic consequences for your yard and bank account. Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t neglect your backyard trees.…

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