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Tips on Tree Root Care

A tree’s roots aren’t always underground. They can grow above ground, in open air, and even underwater. All they need to grow is an environment that supplies oxygen, water, warmth, and nutrients to it. They grow without predefined patterns, adapting to their surroundings as opportunities present.

Caring for tree roots is all about understanding the growth of the root and providing the necessary means for proper growth. If you see big roots sticking out of the ground, snaking or curling on the soil’s surface around a tree, sometimes it indicates other underlying issues. The roots of the tree normally grow just below ground, in the top 11 to 17 inches of soil. Their overall spread is much wider than most people realize, but they don’t show on the surface unless they’re forced to. The roots of the tree are primarily exposed in one of two cases:

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Top 5 Fall Flowers to Plant in the South

Spring and summer are when we usually think of the boldest, showiest, and brightest blooms, but you don’t have to let the beauty of your property slow down during the fall season. Some lesser known, late-blooming fall flowers will surprise you with their stunning array of jewel tones. If you’re looking for some new ideas for your fall flower selections, talk with your commercial landscape maintenance company and ask for somer guidance on landscape maintenance tips for the coming season. Planting isn't just an activity reserved for the Spring! Take a look at this list of five flowers that flourish in the South to consider planting this fall:

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Fall Clean-Up Tasks for Your Commercial Landscape

Stray leaves on the ground mean that the fall season is upon us. Those first leaves remind us that it’s time to start planning for fall clean-ups and to prepare for the unique landscape maintenance needs of the coming winter.

Many commercial property managers associate fall clean-up with collecting and blowing leaves, and this is certainly a major part of the job. But an in-depth fall cleanup plan includes plant protection, pruning, and cleaning leaves of debris from drainage areas. It’s also imperative to apply pre-emergent herbicides in order to stop weed seed germination while temperatures are still normal.

Ultimately, typical fall clean-ups prepare and organize your commercial property for a healthy and strong revitalization as the temperatures drop into the winter. You can get ready for fall clean-up by understanding what to expect from your commercial landscaping company.

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