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Drought Stressed Tree Update

Despite the timely rains we received throughout much of last year’s growing season, our landscapes are still reeling from the effects of the drought of 2011-2012. Many stressed trees are becoming a significant safety hazard as the decaying limbs continue to break and fall. Before the leaves come out this spring take time now to examine your trees for decay. Read More...

Important Garden Dates

With the garden chores mostly completed for the season, now is a good time to begin looking forward to next year. A great way to do that is by noting some key dates on the calendar. Read More...

Tree Pruning Tips

We will soon be approaching the ideal time of year to do corrective pruning on most ornamental shade trees. Please keep the following tips in mind if you do your own tree care. Read More...

Accidental Landscaping

Seedling elms, maples, cottonwoods, mulberries, and of course eastern red cedars are especially troublesome in our area. However, don’t be too quick to judge every tree that comes up unplanned as a weed problem. And while we are on the subject, it’s worth noting that a weed is simply a plant out of place, regardless of species or size. Read More...

Heating with Firewood

With the continuing losses mounting in our forest canopy due to the drought, firewood is readily available in our area. Planning and organizing a firewood supply will save you time and headaches during the burning season. Read More...

Gardening Projects for the Holidays

If you find yourself over the holidays to have an extra vacation day or two at your disposal, and the weather cooperates, here are a few ideas for some gardening projects. Read More...

Horticulture Tips for January

Consider the following list of garden to-dos for mid-winter.
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Ice Storm: Landscape Damage Assessment and Repair

Here are some tips that should help your landscape recover with the least possible damage following a winter ice storm. Read More...

Canna Care

Canna are long lived perennials that work very well in many landscape situations. From a landscape perspective, their limiting factor is probably the tendency to get a little bit ragged looking and beat up by our winds by the end of the season. Read More...

The Story on Mistletoe

I’m not sure why mistletoe has fallen out of favor a bit as a holiday plant but it still has an interesting story that is worth telling. The fact that this Oklahoma native is present (and seemingly on the increase) in our area gives even more reason to talk about it. Read More...

The Ups and Downs of October Weather

Be prepared for the big swings in our fall weather, learn how those swings can affect our landscape plants, and learn what (if anything) we can do to minimize problems associated with those swings. Read More...

Horticulture Tips for December

Even though landscape maintenance may be a low priority on your “to do” list in December, there are a few things to consider this time of year that can pay big dividends when next spring rolls around. Read More...

Horticulture Tips for December

Even though landscape maintenance may be a low priority on your “to do” list in December, there are a few things to consider this time of year that can pay big dividends when next spring rolls around. Read More...

Important Landscape Dates for Weed Control

Prevention is key to keeping weeds under control. A key component to prevention is proper timing. Mark your calendars now with a reminder because these common issues will be on us before you know it! Read More...
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