Recent Posts in Trees Category

  • Where You Need Mulch and Why

    April 10, 2017
    With warmer weather in the forecast, weekends can be spent working to make yard the best looking on the block. If you lack landscaping expertise and want to make your yard look its best as quickly and easily as possible, we have an overview of mulch types and the many uses of mulch. This task is required every few years – so if it’s time for your flower beds – The Grounds Guys is here to help. ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Pine

    January 25, 2017
    The Tree of the Month for January is the majestic pine tree. Evergreens, including pines, really stand out this time of year since deciduous trees will remain leafless for several more months. If you love the look and smell of pine, learn more about these trees before adding one to your garden. Pine Tree Information There are 79 species of pine tree, 36 of which grow in North America. All pine ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Spruce

    December 14, 2016
    The majestic spruce tree displays individual needles, grey-green foliage, and purple/brown cones. Different from the needle-clusters of the pine tree, these conifers sport a thick needle that will thrive in many climates, and that deliver easy-to-plant seeds from fragrant cones. Self-Reproduction While it is true that the spruce tree can be started by simply planting a seed from its cone - it is ...
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  • Keep Your Christmas Tree Alive Longer This Year

    December 6, 2016
    More than 3 million Christmas trees are produced on Canadian farms each year! Make the scent and indoor scenery last and use our tips to preserve the life of your tree. In addition to maintaining its physical appearance, keeping a healthy tree can also prevent fire hazards. With the proper maintenance, a healthy Christmas tree can last around six weeks. Of course, water must be added to the base ...
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  • Fall Foliage Destinations

    October 12, 2016
    For many people, fall is a time of vibrant hues in nature. Places that are usually gorgeous are even more breathtaking. This fall, pack up your family and take a road trip or hop on a plane to some of these beautiful destinations that are even prettier in person. Here are a few ideas of places to visit: ​​​​​​ The Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee: This quiet little town will make you feel ...
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  • Trim Trees to Get Them Ready for Next Year

    October 6, 2016
    Trees are definitely a vital part of our environment. They offer local wildlife a place to live, provide oxygen for us to live and keep your yard beautiful. The Grounds Guys® have some tips for trimming trees to prepare for springtime. Having trees in your yard that thrive does require some maintenance for it to truly thrive. Part of this upkeep involves: Keeping your trees trimmed Making sure ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Elm

    September 21, 2016
    The Tree of the Month for September is the stately elm. As green summer leaves give way to fall colours, keep an eye out for the elm trees’ beautiful golden leaves. If you’re interested in adding this magnificent tree to your yard, learn more about it first. About Elm Trees Elms are adored for their graceful canopies and stately appearance, with branches that spread like fountains. These trees ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Apple Tree

    July 20, 2016
    Our featured tree for July is the apple tree! Having an apple tree in your backyard is a great way to take advantage of lush summer foliage, ample shade, and fresh fruit for canning, baking and snacking. To get the results you want, you must understand how to care for your apple tree. About Apple Trees Ironically, despite their association with American patriotism, apple trees didn’t originate in ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Crepe Myrtles

    June 14, 2016
    If you live in the South and want to add a beautiful, meaningful tree to your garden, crepe myrtles are a great choice. The flowers, which have a crinkled appearance resembling crepe paper, have a rich history behind them. While their meaning differs slightly from culture to culture, myrtle flowers are typically associated with marriage, chastity, good luck and prosperity. About Crepe Myrtles The ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Crabapple

    May 18, 2016
    Attractive and fragrant, the crabapple tree is a wonderful addition to any landscaping design . Though the raw fruit is smaller and sourer than their apple cousins, certain varieties also offer a source of fruit for jellies and preserves. Colourful Beginnings Sharing their familial lineage with the common apple tree, crabapple trees are of the Malus genus and also of the rose family ( Rosaceae ). ...
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  • Tree of the Month: Maple Trees

    March 15, 2016
    Maples are among North America’s most beloved deciduous trees. Whether you appreciate them for their tasty syrup, breath-taking fall colours or shade on a hot summer day, maples are certainly a good choice for many landscapes. You have a variety of maples to choose from, including slow-growing hard maples and fast-growing soft maples of varying heights and leaf types. Learn helpful planting, ...
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  • Holiday Spectacular: Syncing Lights and Tunes

    November 6, 2015
    A timeless tradition during the Christmas season is traveling near and far to see beautiful light displays. Whether it’s your neighbour’s home or a light show at the zoo, seeing Christmas lights is always something to enjoy with friends and family. Strings of lights are proudly displayed on trees, bordering windows, and twisted around awnings and front porches. Today’s Christmas light displays ...
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  • Understanding Types of Trees

    April 6, 2015
    Caring for the trees in your yard -- or selecting trees for your landscape -- begins with understanding different tree types. Some trees offer shade in the summer and let sunlight in during the winter; other trees have brilliant fall colour; and many tree types provide food and shelter that beckon birds to your yard. The Grounds Guys® can give you some pointers to help you handpick trees for your ...
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