Preventing Deer Damage to Your Plants

As we plan for Labor Day weekend, and do our back-to-school shopping, our thoughts are naturally turning to the approaching cool weather months. And for those of us involved in landscape health, our thoughts are turning to… deer. As temperatures drop, and accessible food sources in forested areas become scarce, those graceful animals will increasingly…

Oh Deer!

It used to be that deer didn’t have much interest in spirea…. it seems as though the trend is now changing! You may want to speak with your arborist about Savatree’s deer solutions!

Landscape Calendar

Northeast / Mid-Atlantic / Midwest September • Slice seed, aerate and overseed bare spots in the lawn • Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs • Fertilize the lawn • Treat trees and shrubs for late season insect and mite pests • Arrange a storm damage prevention audit • Continue to water trees and shrubs suffering from summer…

Protect Your Trees from Storm Damage

There you sit, enjoying these last sultry days of summer. Yet I feel it’s my duty to remind you: Storms are brewin.’ The National Forecasters at NOAA have predicted the Atlantic coast will most likely have an above-normal number of hurricanes before the season officially ends on November 30th, with three to five of them…

Update: Day Five of 2017 Tour des Trees

Yesterday, Tour des Trees riders navigated the extensive network of trails that make the metro region of Washington D.C. so bikeable. Today they’re cycling 80 miles south to Gainesville, Virginia by way of the Mount Vernon trail and a mix of urban, residential and rural roads. They’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight in Gainesville. Tomorrow…

The Wisdom of Fall Lawn Seeding

We really discourage seeding lawns in the spring. Why? Spring seeding: bad. Spring seeding typically results in very poor germination of the desired grasses, yet leads to excellent germination of crabgrass and other weeds. That’s because spring rains keep the soils cool (especially this year with the heavy spring rainfall across many of our customer…

Current Conditions: Patch Disease

We’ve been encountering a fair amount of “patch disease” on lawns in our customer areas in the past week or so. The term “patch disease” refers to any of a number of fungal diseases that attack the roots of turfgrass. They have the characteristic symptoms of crescent-shaped or circular patches of dead grass surrounding clumps…

2017 STIHL Tour des Trees

SavATree is a proud supporting partner for the fun and fundraising STIHL Tour des Trees — a week-long, 500 to 600-mile (rain or shine!) cycling tour. This Sunday, July 30th, cyclists will saddle up at National Harbor, Maryland to kick off the Tour’s 25th Anniversary event. Each of the full-Tour riders commits to raising a…