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Preventing Winter Damage to Rhododendrons and other Broad Leaf Evergreens

The recent deep freeze in Connecticut reminded me of the importance of protecting the evergreens that many of us rely on to dress up our foundations and use as winter interest in garden beds.  Although, these plants are masters at acclimating to our winters by entering dormancy, very low temperatures are damaging to leaves and…

Public Service announcement about Hydrangea’s winter damage

We are getting many people calling nervous that their Hydrangeas never looked this way this time of year.  This is concerning the classic Hydrangea macrophylla, very popular in New England, mophead flowers in blue to pink/purple.  If your plants new leaves are only coming from the ground and not on last year growth, you can blame…

Proper Tree Mulching

Mulching your landscape, for many, is an annual event to dress up your landscape for the new growing season.  It is a spring cleaning of sorts.  Whether you apply it yourself or hire a company, there is a right way and a wrong way to mulch your trees.  Aside from the aesthetic reasons to mulch,…

Getting Ready for the Best Spring Ever

Taking a break from our usual plant health care blog to share a winter project we are excited about. We have been very busy around here at Andrew’s Arboriculture. It sure has been cold outside but we can feel spring inside. We are expanding.  To continue to give the service our clients are used to and…

What is a Dormant (horticultural) Oil?

What is dormant oil and how does it work? This is a very common question from our customers this time of year. The Northeastern Regional Pesticide Coordinators core manual defines it as, “a ‘horticultural’ application made before trees and other plant life begin to leaf out in the spring.” Applied during dormancy it helps prevent…

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