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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 13:50

How to Prevent Winter Tree and Shrub Damage

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Pruning during the spring and summer is often a big part of a homeowner’s life. In addition to trimming hedges, homeowners must prune shrubs to maintain shape and form. Dead branches have to be removed from trees with pole saws or other equipment. This is also a good time for “deadheading” or cutting off dead flowers. It’s necessary for flowers like forsythias and lilacs that need to be continuously maintained. However, pruning during the fall and winter is just as…
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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:29

An Introduction to Flower Bulbs

Bulbs signal the start of spring and provide a welcome, colorful sight after a long winter. Read on to learn more about different bulb species, their life cycle, and how to properly plan your bulb garden. Most bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, are grown in the Holland region of the Netherlands. During the summer, they start to go dormant, and it is during this time that they are shipped throughout the world for fall planting. In the US,…
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Vernon Hills, Ill.— Every time the landscape crews of James Martin Associates travel to a property, they consider the waste they’re creating. “Instead of branches, grass, sod, small logs, and other yard waste going to the landfill, we recycle as much of it as possible,” said Jim Martin, President. This sustainability-focused practice was implemented in 2003 when the company sought to integrate lean management practices with green initiatives. These green initiatives include recycling yard waste. When the yard waste materials…
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