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Fall is a Great Time to Plant, Here are Some Good Tips

November through February is the best time to plant those trees that have been on your to-do list. Remember a good tree in a good location will be an asset for years to come. Check out the Texas Tree Planting website for advice on the right tree to plant; and then here is a link to the Arbor-Day website that has some videos with some great advice for doing it properly. Tree Planting Tips

Overall Tree Health

Are you interested in your tree’s over all health? Here is what recommend to help out:
I prescribe PHC for Trees along with BIO Pack. That is a really good mixture of nutrients, humates and minerals. I recommend that be done as a deep root injection twice a year. For a tree that is really struggling, I will recommend Ocean Harvest and Mycorrhizae Spores. This is a very good mixture, but can be pricey, especially on a large tree. For a topical application, I recommend Micro-Life. This is a slow release blend with Fish, Kelp, Molasses, Emery Humates, Bat Guano, Rock Phosphate, Wheat Middling’s, Soy Meal, Cottonseed Meal, Alfalfa, Corn Meal, Kmag, Potassium Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Bone Meal, 18 select Amino Acids, Folic Acid, Vitamins plus the MicroGro Supreme Bio-Inoculant which contains billions of beneficial microorganisms including Endo & Ecto Mycorrhizal fungi. This is good stuff. More information on this product line can be found at . If property owners and managers would quit using fertilizers like weed and feed, as well as turf builder, basically one in the same, they would see a lot less problems with all of their plants, including their turf.
We are seeing quite a bit of pine beetle action, although I’m surprised it’s not more. We are in year 5 of a drought, with year three being of historic proportion. The most important thing that property owners can do is water properly. I realize that is sometimes difficult with watering restrictions on in most residential areas. Although, if people would water more thoroughly and less frequently, their plants would be far better for it. It’s a matter of overcoming the mind set of watering everyday for 5 minutes and embedding the mindset of watering the way that plants were intended to be, less frequently, more thoroughly. Just like a good rainfall.

As you know when the ground gets dry, it gets hard, so doing vertical mulching is very advantageous for allowing air and water penetration into the ground. I wish we could do more of that. It’s something that should be done at least once a year, especially in clay based soils.

ArborWorks by Grandiflora Services, LLC

Kemp_researchstation11_3081As of today, we are renaming the tree care division of Grandiflora Services to ArborWorks by Grandiflora Services. Our primary purpose of being in business is to provide superior care for the most expensive plants in your landscape, your trees. We begin our focus on well trained employees. A well trained employee will provide safe services, be it tree removal, pruning, planting, cabling and bracing, fertilization or insect control. Our goal is to provide a 100% safety rating, through guaranteed accurate estimates, and ending with immaculate cleanup. Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we take that seriously.

Tree of Life

September2-TreeoflifeFor the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up yo the present time.

It’s Almost Planting Season

September2-ItsalmostplantingIt’s almost planting season in Southeast Texas, but it’s never to early to start planning what you are going to plant. Citrus trees don’t take a tremendous amount of space, and are relatively easy to care for. You can even start them in large pots. Be sure to put them in full sun. There are plenty of varieties to plant in our area, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, just to name a few. I love fresh lime in my tea, how about you?