The Benefits of Air Spade Treatments

I recently visited a client and noticed that his maple looked like a pole running into the ground and had no protection from the mowers. I recommended an air spade allowing us to expose the root flare and cut any girdling roots. Cutting the girdling roots will prevent the tree from strangling itself in the…

Are Brood X Cicadas on Your Trees?

Brood X cicadas are about 4 years late to the party. In Sterling and Reston, in Virginia, I have been seeing them by the thousands. These cool, creepy insects will not damage your trees. You might see some tips turning brown due to the female laying eggs in the tender young branches but most all…

Smart Tips for a Great Spring Green-up

Spring is the time of plans and projects. — Leo Tolstoy (from Anna Karenina) Oh, joy! Warmer days, open windows, and that blissful anticipation of summer just ‘round the corner. Here are some best practices to ensure your landscape is a healthy and beautiful backdrop for your outdoor living. Spring Lawn Care Tip #1: Clean Up…

Tips From The Top: What Our Customers Are Saying

by Daniel van Starrenburg, President Every two years, our company undertakes a comprehensive customer survey. The feedback we receive is instructive: it sheds light on what our customers value most, why they choose SavATree and possible ways for us to get even better! So what have we learned? First and foremost, nothing matters more than…

Fungal Issues in Lawn

Seeing an explosion of leaf spot and related fungal issues in the lawn. Yellowish patches can be seen throughout the lawn and the actual leaf blade can have a yellow or black infection spot on it.This infection can be controlled with appropriately-timed fungal treatments. Proper watering and increased cutting height can also help maintain the…