Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • 4 Things to Check Off Your Landscaping Spring Cleaning List

    If you’ve ever caught yourself admiring the eye-catching maple tree down the street, or the vibrant spread of flowers outside a local shop, we’ll bet you’ve wondered, “Can my yard look like that?”

    The answer is, yes! With the right plan, you can revamp your landscape this spring.

    Before jumping into spring landscape projects, though, give your property a clean slate. A full spring cleanup helps with healthy growth for your current plants, and makes the perfect setting for adding new plants to the mix.

    Take on spring cleaning with these 4 steps to spruce up your landscape.

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  • Spring Tree Care Checklist: Prepare in 3 Phases

    Envision the moment when snow and ice slowly start to melt away from your landscape. The time sun peaks through after a stint of gloomy skies. Or, the day you can walk outside to soak up the fresh aroma of newly sprouted plants.

    We’ll bet you’re ready for spring. We know we are!

    Now is the time to make sure your trees are just as prepared. Follow the phases of spring tree care below to boost tree nutrients and strength for a healthy growing season.

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  • Spring Cleaning

    "Can I prune my trees despite recent, unusual weather fluctuations?"

    "How would pruning affect drought-stressed trees?"

    These are some recent questions we've been getting as people are feeling the warmer weather and thinking of tidying up their homes and gardens, something we all like to refer to as spring cleaning.

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  • Under Our Umbrella

    Just the other day, I was attending a professional dinner meeting, so I traded my usual work clothes and boots for a simple dress and heels. And just as I arrived at the restaurant, it started to rain … and I don't mean just pitter-patter, pitter-patter. It was the start of what was soon to be a great, big thunderstorm. I stepped out of my car and prepared to run for it, and, wouldn't you know, my first step was into a giant puddle. Needless to say, I was squishing around in my heels with soggy toes for the rest of the night. 

    The latest wet weather has left many wringing out their wet socks in search of higher and drier land. It's not a good feeling to be constantly wet - so wet you feel you'll never get dry. If you're in one of these regions with above average rainfall right now, you know this feeling. Now imagine how your trees must feel.

    Constant rain, storms and flood watches have us all protecting our socks with good shoes, strategically avoiding puddles and cleaning our gutters so our homes and toes stay dry. But what about our plants and trees? Those poor perennials and conifers, particularly those placed in low areas, are left to tough it out, stuck in the muck. Driving through my neighborhood, I've seen more than one tree surrounded by a large puddle of water that looks like it's not draining anytime soon.

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