Tree Removal Contractor

By Debra McCoy / December 17, 2018

Tree RemovalWhen you have trees on your backyard that needs to get cut, you must call on professionals. There are some people who would rather do this on their own. Tree contractors would charge you a reasonable amount for the service. Don’t regret paying for the service and opt to DIY just so you can save a little extra. Truth is, you can end up spending more when you don’t hire licensed contractors for tree removal.

While we are told even as children that trees need to be saved and should not be cut down, there are still some scenarios that call for tree removal. Among them are the following:

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When is Tree Removal Needed?

By Debra McCoy / October 28, 2018

Tree RemovalWe are responsible as humans to take care of the environment. One of the best ways to show our care is by preserving trees. As much as possible, we try to avoid cutting them down. However, there are times when tree removal is necessary. For instance, you can’t simply leave a decaying or dead tree on your yard. In the event that you need to remove a tree from your property, make sure you seek the assistance of a tree contractor.

Tree companies are knowledgeable and equipped with all tree maintenance and care services. These services include tree removal. It’s not simply cutting down a tree on its trunk. You have to be sure that the right set of equipment are used safety precautions are put into practice. In most cases, law requires licensed contractors to work on more complicated and risky tree jobs like tree removal.

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Stump Removal for Beginners

By Debra McCoy / July 3, 2018

Stump RemovalStumps left behind by trees that were cut down can be quite an unattractive sight in an otherwise clean and beautiful garden. While there are some property owners who choose to leave these stumps be, others recognize the importance of stump removal.

These stumps block the way when you clean around your property or as you mow your lawn, they may cause accidents and may even be infested by pests. If you haven’t handled anything like this in the past, then you must know more about stump removal first. Continue reading

Budget-Friendly Garden Cleaning Tips

By Debra McCoy / June 19, 2018

Gardening TipsThese days, nothing ever goes cheap. Every little thing you need to do around the household requires money. When you’re on a tight budget, it is pretty much understandable if you have to prioritize some over others. For instance, you will most likely make sure your home’s interiors are better well-kept and maintained compared to the outdoors. After all, your family is mostly inside the house.

However, budget constraints should not stop you from having a beautiful garden. If you have a landscaped home exterior, then from the beginning, you must have known that it requires work. It’s not just about watering the plants or cleaning leaves shed off by trees in your property, it’s also about keeping things in order and plants in perfect shape. Continue reading

How To Fertilize Your Lawn Like A Pro

By Debra McCoy / February 24, 2018

The lush green grass of your lawn needs nutrients  to stay healthy. The grass of the lawn extracts the required lawn fertilizingnutrients from the soil. So, it is important to fertilize the soil periodically to ensure the greenery of the lawn. It is the best way to keep the lawn healthy, lush, and green. And a healthy soil also benefits your trees and landscape.

A fertilizer is a natural or synthetic/chemical-based substance that ensures the fertility of the soil. The fertilizer supplies soil micronutrients and secondary nutrients essential for healthy growth of plants and crops. And on the flipside, unhealthy soil can have a devastating effect on your lawn, your landscape, as well as your shrubs. Continue reading

Tree Trimming

By Debra McCoy / December 4, 2017

Tree branch trimming is a difficult task. Everybody has to be very careful about how he does it or the process might damage the tree. If you’re trimming heavy tree branches, you have to be extra careful not to damage the bark or interfere with the tree’s natural healing response. Doing it right is actually no more difficult than doing it wrong, particularly if you think ahead to how much work it would take to remove a dead tree.

Trees are trimmed for any one of the following reasons; they are catching up some tree diseases or to make their growth easier, they’re crossing or rubbing another branch, they’re growing inward or competing with another branch and one needs to go. Another reason for tree service may be to raise or open the canopy, either to provide more vertical clearance or allow more light to reach the ground. However, there is a right and wrong way to trim those branches. When cut properly, trees quickly recover but the wrong cut can create a snowball effect of negative consequences.

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Maintaining Healthy Lawns

Everybody wants a lawn that is healthy, green and beautiful. A lawn that you can stare at that can give you a sense of calm and serenity. A lawn that helps relaxes you especially after a long day at work. You want a lawn that can be your instant escape and not one that will only stress you out because of how messy it is.

What other people don’t know is that maintaining healthy lawns need not take so much of your time. You don’t have to slave yourself all that time just to keep your lawn looking its best. You just have to be wise in the use of your time when you take care of your lawn. Think quality not quantity. Here are a few tips to help you maintain a healthy lawn.

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Cleaning Your Windows

By Debra McCoy / January 31, 2017

Few things can spruce up a home the same way that newly washed windows can. There are many ways to wash windows, and all of them are successful. The most common method is to just use a well-known window cleaning solution as well as paper towels; however, this usually leaves streaks. It is also not an affordable way to wash windows.  There are better and affordable ways to get your windows clean.

DIY Cleaning Solution

The most ideal approach to clean  windows is to make a DIY window washing formula. The best formula incorporates both ammonia and vinegar: to break up tough grime and to make the window glass streak free, respectively. Homemade window washing solution apparatus include warm water, ammonia, rubbing alcohol, dish detergent, and vinegar. Take 1.90 liters of warm water, half cup of ammonia, around 475 ml of subbing alcohol, 60 ml of vinegar, and 15 ml of any dish detergent you have. Mix together all of these ingredients and apply this solution to the windows. Wipe off until the windows are completely dry. You can also put your DIY cleaning solution in a spray bottle for easy application, however, using a bucket is recommended for best cleaning.

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10 Energy Efficient Home Improvements

By Debra McCoy / December 27, 2016

There is nothing as important as improving your home. And among the issues is energy related home improvements. Its so important to develop your home to be energy efficient not forgetting the benefits that comes along with it. For instance, you will save on energy bills and maybe direct your money to other projects that could help generate income. Furthermore, as you embark on making your home to be energy efficient, you might find yourself offering services to others or offering consulting services to other homes on the same. This article not only describes the importance and benefits of energy efficient home improvements but also enlighten you on some of the best energy efficient home improvements you can choose.

The first thing that is normally recommended is to make sure that you have insulated your home perfectly. This kind of improvement will save you the extra cash you spend on electric bills when you are using gadgets for heating and cooling your house. Insulating your doors and windows using seals will trap heat inside your home hence reducing the usage of energy.

Secondly, it always pays off to repair or just upgrade your home appliances such as the heating and cooling systems. These systems use up a lot of energy and sometimes it’s not because they are designed that way but they are faulty, and inefficient. Therefore take your time and do yourself a favor, shop for those gadgets that use up less energy in your home.

The other important factor that most of you ignore is water, saving your water will reduce your energy consumption. Take good care of your house, for instance the broke walls, the gutter which is normally crucial when it comes to water as it is the first line of defense when it rains, snows, etc. how does this happen, if you run on a water meter, by reducing your home environment impacts such as carbon dioxide emission, you are saving on your bills by ensuring that your water pumps, heater, and water treatment systems are working efficiently.

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Weed Control Methods for a Beautiful Yard

By Debra McCoy / December 27, 2016

Dense planting is always useful for lessening weed growth, but another strategy is often required. Organic weed killers are not generally comprised of unsafe chemicals. They are considered eco-friendly, as well as safe for home landscape use. If you use organic weed killers, then you don’t have to worry about endangering plants, pets, and people.  This gives a perfect alternative to using harsh chemical products.

Acidic Characteristics

While there are different sorts of natural weed killers, most of them have acidic characteristics.  Organic weed killers which are acidic in nature lower the pH levels of weeds to kill them. The acids disappear quickly, which means these types of weed killers are not dangerous to nearby plants. You can likewise purchase organic weed killers from retail shops as they are commercially available. For example: Spectracide is very powerful as a weed killer because of using deet in the formula.  We have found it to be much more effective than Roundup.   Spectracide is great and can be used to kill weeds in driveways, lawns, beds, and gardens.  These weed killers can be purchased at Home Depot.

Obviously one important consideration with weed killers is to keep your pets away. It is very common for cats and dogs and other pets to move around the yard and lick the grass. This can be very hazardous if they are licking toxic chemicals intended to kill weeds. Just make sure when you are treating your lawn or landscape, that your pets are indoors or they are tied up away from the area.

If you need some help with your landscape, here is some advice on finding a tree service company.


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