Cedar Trees

We have 5 Cedar Trees, they have not been pruned for 15-25 years and have suffered from a lack of water for many years as they are located right next to a Locust Tree and the cement staircase of an…

Blue spruce

My blue spruce is 3 years old.  I noticed it has grown but there is thin growth on the inside of the tree – you can see the branches and trunk very well.  Is this tree lacking something?…

mulch

I used shredded cedar mulch last year. Should I clean out all the old mulch before putting down new mulch? Can I leave the old mulch in place and mix it with new mulch?…

New Magnolia Tree

We put in a Magnolia tree this year it’s almost six feet tall.(western exposure full sun) I just need to know what to do with it before we get any frost. Is it safe to say it will need to…

Gardening deadline for mulching

I successfully covered a second area of the backyard with plastic to prepare for mulching, and future plans. I was going to get someone to help uproot weeds and cover this in mulch. Is there is a deadline for uprooting…

Tree Health After Paving

Hi – I recently renovated my backyard and now I have stone pavers/mulch surrounding my 2 trees. It wasn’t until I finished it that I read about ‘mulch volcanoes’ and keeping the root flare exposed. I tried to dig as…