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The Importance of Pruning & Trimming

Too often, plant maintenance is overlooked. There are several benefits to well-maintained landscaping besides aesthetic purposes. Sure your home’s exterior property will look much more presentable, but pruning and trimming also allow for proper plant growth, as well as helping to control insects and plant-related diseases. Plants need proper maintenance for adequate growth. Pruning and trimming shrubbery improve the health and strength of a plant. Structurally pruning a young plant will benefit the plant the greatest in the long run. It will require less corrective pruning as the plant matures and is more likely to have a healthier formation. If there is a loss in shape, the plant can weaken and not have the strength to support the entire plant. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is an issue that could have been prevented. By continually pruning and trimming trees and shrubs as needed, your home’s exterior will reap the most benefit. All plants require specific maintenance at different times throughout the year. It is extremely important to continually monitor your home’s landscape so that you can make any necessary actions as needed. Our trained professionals have over 15 years of experience and knowledge for when and how to train your bushes and Crepe Myrtles properly. 


Decorative Rock: Enhance your landscaping with rock and stone features. Decorative landscaping rocks or decorative landscaping stones are a natural type of rock that can be used as groundcover, a substitute for mulch, or for adding a little decoration and texture to your landscape. Landscaping stones are a great way to personalize your garden. Furthermore, they’re a low-maintenance, fireproof way to alter your space in no time, and your garden will adore the help against weeds.


Pine straw is a natural material that brings several benefits to your garden, improving the soil in several ways. It insulates plant roots from extreme temperatures and conserves soil moisture by reducing evaporation. Pine straw mulch prevents erosion by protecting the soil from wind and rain as the needles interlock and hold together under harsh conditions


We recommend an annual application of pine straw. However, if you're only using it for decorative purposes, you can apply it about twice a year to keep the landscape looking fresh. The main goal is to prevent weed growth and enhance the beauty of your yard with ground cover. To do this the application of pine straw needs to be at least 3 inches thick.

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Rubber Mulch Rubber playground mulch is low-maintenance, has great impact absorption, a variety of color options to match swing set/landscaping, and has a low lifetime cost. With six color options to choose from, our rubber mulch selection allows you to maintain your desired color scheme throughout. Rubber mulch is a low-maintenance surfacing option, which is why it tends to be more expensive at first. Unlike wood mulch, rubber mulch does not need to be replaced yearly, and may never need to be replaced at all. Rubber mulch is durable, easy to install, and only requires a little bit of raking to ensure even distribution and remove any debris. 

Wood Mulch 

Mulch's purpose is pretty basic: It acts as a barrier, keeping sunlight and some air away from the soil surface. Mulch serves several purposes. It will not just suppress weeds and slow moisture evaporation, but should also break down into the underlying soil gradually and thereby improve the soil's texture. Everyone asks how much mulch to apply and when to apply it. There are no right answers. It depends on several factors, including your soil, amount of rainfall, type of mulch, and how weedy the ground is. Here are some guidelines:

  • For most mulches and soils, start with a layer 3-4 inches deep. 

  • If the soil is dry, water it before applying mulch to pull weeds easier.

  • Apply mulch just about anytime, remembering that if you mulch early in the spring, the ground might be slow to warm. If you mulch only in the winter to prevent heaving, wait until the ground freezes. Mulch could delay freezing of the ground, causing roots to go dormant later than normal and possibly damaging them.

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