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Making The Most Of 2020

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

2020 has been a crazy year for everybody, but do you know a couple of companies that have seen business boom since March? How about Lowe’s and Home Depot? The reason is simple: homeowners have taken this time to focus on painting the insides of their homes and renewing their landscaping.

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The Key To Healthy Trees

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

If you enjoy hiking around our local trails in the Conejo Valley, you’ll notice that the ground around our beautiful oak trees is generally a wonderful carpet of organic material. Broken up leaves and twigs form a blanket over the top layer of soil. If you ever reach down to grab a handful of that material, you’ll also notice it’s loaded with organisms such as earthworms and tiny roundworms called nematodes. These organisms serve a useful purpose: they break up organic materials so that they can be absorbed back into the soil. A side effect of this activity is that the soil actually feels spongy, which is a sign that it’s perfect for absorbing rainfall and also for allowing oxygen to get to the roots.

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The Beauty of Mulch

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

There’s always a nice sense of accomplishment after planting a new tree, shrub or bed of flowers. To put the finishing touch on that job, though, there’s one more thing to do: add mulch. It adds the final accent that makes your handiwork look professional and polished.

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Expert Tips To Prepare Your Trees For Summer

Our friends over at Redfin.com have prepared an informative guide to help you prepare your trees for summer. We’re happy to have contributed to the content, and you’ll find our tree care tips along with a lot more info from experts across the country. As always, give us a call if you need some more personalized advice — we’re happy to help!

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Save Money With Drip Irrigation

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

The drought in Southern California may be officially over but it’s always a good idea to conserve water in our natural low-rainfall climate. One way to do that it with a drip irrigation system for your trees that automatically delivers the right amount of water to your trees and shrubs.

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The Beauty of Bare Roots

Good old Southern California — the end of February, the Santa Ana winds are blowing and it’s up to 80 degrees. Be sure to tell your friends back east how tough it is out here. But February — 80 degrees or not — is also a good time to make your plans for planting new trees.

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Getting Ready For Frost And Wind

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Sometimes it’s fun to flip on the weather channel and check out the snowstorms hitting much of the rest of the country. Thank goodness we live in sunny Southern California! But that doesn’t mean we can completely ignore winter. We get an occasional frost and more than occasional windstorms that we really do need to prepare for.

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Are Your Trees Ready For A Storm?

Do you have a favorite tree in your yard? It might sound like a simple question but it really makes the point that trees can be almost like friends. Sure, they provide privacy, shade, beauty and even increase the value of your property, but they’re also a lot like a good friend.

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Bees Are Our Friends!

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

Have you thought about our friend, the honeybee, lately? If you’re making plans for any autumn planting, or even planning for next spring, consider making some choices that are bee friendly.

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A Planter In A Tree Stump. Really?

News And Advice From The Leading Thousand Oaks Tree Trimming Company

There are all kinds of reasons homeowners need to remove a tree, ranging from new construction in the yard to an unhealthy tree that needs to be removed to simply redesigning the landscaping. Typically, when we remove a tree we also grind down the stump to clear the area for its new use. After all, who wants to have an old tree stump sticking up?

But an old stump doesn’t have to be an eyesore. There are actually many creative uses for an old stump if you’re willing to do a little work.

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