While exotic plants are more readily available today to purchase, a native plant woven within your landscape can provide balance and overall beauty. These types of plants are also very beneficial for the earth as well.

Here in the Bay Area, we take great pride in our urban forest. And as professional San Jose arborists, we always recommend trees that fit the environment they’ll be growing in. In this way, your trees will enhance your property, increase the value of your home and make for fewer problems as the tree matures.

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When you go out into the garden in your backyard or your front yard, you are probably very proud of the trees there. After all, they have a haunting and majestic quality that adds character and beauty to any environment in which they are in. this is especially true of trees that live for several centuries like Sequoia trees. But did you know that trees don’t always look that way? As is the case with all living things, trees can be affected by blight and diseases.

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The most common mistake that people make when it comes to their gardens and the plants in them is not recognizing the fact that they are actually living things just like humans and their pets. While most individuals are happy to see their plants survive without dying off in the summer heat, here are some suggestions that will not only help them survive the summer months but keep them thriving as well.

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Spring is the best time to prune trees in order to prepare them for the next season of bloom. Pruning during the spring, before everything is blooming, will be a proactive move as a tree owner. This first step of tree maintenance can help in maintaining the overall health and appearance of the tree, not to mention the safety of those who will under or near it.

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Experienced gardeners make a point of using mulch. On the other hand, an inexperienced gardener may feel unsure about what to select as the ideal mulching product.

When a tree gets hit by lightning, anyone in a nearby building experiences the intensity of the bolt and the instantaneous crash of lightning. The hit tree may then bear a mark, one that testifies to the tree’s endangered position. The owner of the property where the endangered plant is rooted in the ground must decide what action is needed.

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Uncut branches can pose a danger, if they fall to the ground or start touching power lines. On the other hand, even a well-planned tree-cutting effort exposes the participants to potential hazards.

Professional decorators make a point of following certain rules; professional landscapers also adhere to a number of guidelines. The typical homeowner can profit from learning some of those same guidelines. Such information helps with creation of attractive and useful outdoor space in the yard.

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If you have been working on your landscaping around your home, you most likely included freshly planted trees in the mix. You gently place each young tree into the ground and seal it with the freshest of soil before watering it to give it a good start. Then you go outside one morning with a cup of coffee in hand to view your new landscape and notice that the leaves on your trees are turning brown or yellow and they appear to be wilted. Why?

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