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…

SavATree Merges with Thrive

Bedford Hills, NY — May 11, 2017 — SavATree, a leading provider of quality tree, shrub and lawn care services, today announced a merger with Sterling, Virginia based Thrive, Plant Health Care Solutions, further expanding SavATree’s presence in Virginia. SavATree has been caring for properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest and Western regions for over…

The Dangers of Over-Mulching

When it comes to the practice of mulching, property owners should take a page from Hippocrates’ book: First, do no harm. How Mulching Can Help The benefits of mulching are many. The proper application of mulch will suppress weeds, help soil retain moisture, lower soil temperatures during periods of extreme heat, and slowly add nutrients…

Importance of Proper Planting

Proper planting is the foundation to strong healthy plants. So many issues can be avoided if the tree is planted at the appropriate height, and as much of the twine and burlap and cage is removed as possible. Poor planting can be rectified through airspade investigation and intervention afterwards, but sometimes the damage is already…

Spring Has Sprung In New England

Spring has sprung in New England.  As many have heard, the Gypsy moth is going to be a problem in the metro west section of Massachusetts.  This photo was taken in a park in Sherborn, Massachusetts, and it shows newly hatched Gypsy moth larvae. As you can see, they are just emerging from the egg casings and…