The Importance Of ANSI Compliance In Tree Care

In 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was created to develop a system of norms and conformity assessments for businesses to follow with the purpose of strengthening American industries. These voluntary industry standards help assure the safety and health of businesses by protecting employees and consumers, and ensuring workplace safety and environmental protection. These standards impact all areas of American industry, such as manufacturing, food production, energy distribution and even tree care.

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How Effective Is Your Sprinkler System?

Houston property owners know that they cannot solely depend on regular rainfall to keep their lawns, trees and gardens properly hydrated, especially during our hot summer months. Commercial property owners must supplement rainfall with regular watering, but often watering is not done in an efficient, effective or environmentally responsible way. Have you considered the effectiveness of your current sprinkler or watering system? Today's blog post focuses on typical watering methods and offers suggestions for improved hydration for your trees, lawn, and landscape gardens.

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The Dangers of Unsafe Trees, Part Two

Some of the most important assets on our property are the healthy and vibrant shade trees we enjoy. In our previous blog post, we discussed how trees on residential and commercial properties could become unsafe over time, either because of disease, damage, or uneven growth. In part two in our series on unsafe trees, we'll focus on specifically how unsafe trees can threaten people, vehicles, and nearby property.

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The Dangers of Unsafe Trees, Part One

Residential and commercial property owners will often make improvements and upgrades to make their landscape as safe as possible. This may include adding landscape lighting, stable walkways, and well-maintained lawns. However, trees on commercial properties, residential properties, and common areas for subdivisions can sometimes pose a threat to pedestrians, vehicles, and nearby structures.

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Aren’t All Soils and Mulches The Same?

If your commercial property needs soil or mulch, do you know what kind you should buy? Do you feel overwhelmed at the many types of soil and mulch available on the market? The honest truth is that there isn't one single type of soil or mulch that works for all properties. It's important for property owners to understand that the variances in soils and mulches can make a huge impact on the health and beauty of your property.

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The Wrong Places To Plant Trees

While trees are important assets to any residential or commercial property, planting them in the wrong location can significantly diminish their long-term value, health, and beauty. The specific area chosen for tree planting might be ideal when the tree is young and not fully mature, but as it grows it may require much more soil, sunlight, and space in order to grow to its full potential. Today's blog post will look at three places that should never be considered when planting trees on residential or commercial properties.

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Why Is Our Tree Not Growing?

With the arrival of spring several weeks ago, many Houston property owners have begun to see increased growth in lawns, gardens, and trees. Unfortunately for some Houston homeowners and commercial property owners, spring may have revealed a lack of growth, causing concern for these owners. There are several causes for why a tree might not be growing new leaves or branches, which we will discuss in today's blog post. Hopefully, if your tree is experiencing little to no spring time growth, you can get your tree the help it needs to recover and begin growing again.

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Three Ways Trees Can Be Hurt By Poor Tree Pruning

While trees that grow naturally in forests and other wooded areas live just fine without regular maintenance, trees planted in our urban city depend on tree pruning and other routine tree care in order to thrive. Unfortunately, not all tree maintenance is performed the correct way, and trees and their property owners can pay the price of poor tree pruning. In today's blog post, we'll focus on three ways trees can be damaged by poor tree pruning, and what property owners can do to ensure their trees get proper care and maintenance.

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Do I Need To Feed My Trees?

Around this time of year, many Houston homeowners begin to notice their lawns and trees growing at a faster rate due to the warmer weather. While many property owners know that springtime means it's time to feed their lawn and protect it from weeds, very few actually know that trees need to be fed as well to ensure healthy growth and protection from the elements. In today's blog post, we'll look at three important reasons to feed the trees on your property and their immediate and long-term benefits.

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How Adding Trees Can Improve Your Health

Americans are eager for new ways to improve their health, whether through new exercise routines, diet changes, or trying new vitamins or supplements. Another way people can make small improvements in their health while also improving their property is through the addition of trees to residential or commercial properties. Trees offer various types of health benefits and added value to property owners. In today's blog post, we'll look at three primary ways trees can positively impact an individual's long-term health, as well as their property.

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