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Common Garden Diseases in New Zealand

Many of us wish to have a lush and healthy garden full of trees, plants, vegetables and blooming flowers. But unfortunately, numerous plant diseases in New Zealand affect our environment. Fungi, bacteria or viruses cause them.  Fungus disease is very diverse and can affect all plant parts, like the roots, stems, leaves, etc. Fungi, including black spots, rusts, moulds, and mildews, will attack various plants such as fruit trees, roses, vegetables and more.  This article focuses on dise...

May 17, 2022

How to Prevent Storm Damage

Unexpected high winds and rain can only mean one thing in New Zealand; the results can be severe and hazardous to our environment. In fact, storms can severely jeopardise a tree’s health. We have seen the impact of storm damage all over the Waikato region. From falling trees to broken limbs, these are only some of the harmful results of mother nature.  Prevention is key. It starts from planting a tree to maintaining it as it grows. ...

May 4, 2022

5 Winter Tree Care Tips

Don’t store your gardening tools or boots away just yet. Your garden still needs help and attention during winter. It’s also a great time to think about what to plant for the next season and how you want your space to look....

April 19, 2022

How To Protect Your Trees From Frost

The season's first frost can be a spectacular scene to wake up to after a cold night. But have you ever thought about how it can affect the plants and trees in your garden?  Frost occurs typically on clear nights where there is little or no wind. A thin layer of ice will appear on the ground or other surfaces when the temperature falls below freezing.  As we always say, planning is key to achieving a healthy green space. Learn about your space if you are the DIY type, or simply contact...

April 5, 2022

Benefits of Planting Trees in Autumn

Arboriculture isn’t always associated with planting trees as often as it should be. Even though we are the experts at maintaining them, we can also plant them.  Many residential or commercial properties owners will associate planting trees, shrubs or flowers with spring when the sun is shining and the weather is warmer. On the contrary, the best time to plant trees is in autumn or early winter.  Planting during the colder seasons will allow the tree to establish its roots and grow wi...

March 22, 2022

Ultimate Guide on Pruning Fruit Trees

It’s that time of the year again that everyone in New Zealand dreads. The mornings are colder; the days are getting shorter, and summer is almost gone.  Autumn is a significant time since we get many enquiries to prune multiple trees around Hamilton. It’s great that so many of our regular clients know when to prune fruit trees. We thought it would be great to also bring more awareness to everyone in our community by creating this guide.  To learn more about pruning fruit trees, get...

March 8, 2022

How To Solve Invasive Tree Roots

Have you ever noticed concrete cracks or concrete lifted upwards when walking around a city because of tree roots? This phenomenon happens quite often around homes in residential areas as well.  Trees need a lot of space to grow. Unfortunately, compact soil isn’t a prosperous environment for growing trees in urban areas. There are fewer nutrients, water and air in the ground, so roots will spread towards the soil's surface to find energy. Unfortunately, while expanding on the ground's sur...

February 17, 2022

Why Mulch Matters

If you are a homeowner or a garden enthusiast, mulch is essential to keep your garden healthy. Spring and summer are the perfect time to add or replace mulch in your garden as the warmer temperature influences the condition of the soil.  And when you have a busy schedule and want a low maintenance green space, mulch becomes your best friend. ...

February 8, 2022

Celebrating 12 Years in Business

"Incredible things in the business world are never made by a single person, but by a team." Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple  ...

January 25, 2022

Signs of a Dying Tree

Nature is beautiful and full of life. And, there’s nothing more rewarding than planting trees in your garden and seeing them grow over the years. Although, maintaining trees can be a hit and miss for many if you don’t plan and research them beforehand.  Summer is an excellent time to inspect your garden, especially trees. If they surround your home, you should be aware of their health for safety reasons. Tree damage is frequent but can be avoided. Although, how can you tell if a tree is...

January 13, 2022

Benefits of Trees in the Workplace

Trees and their environment always make us feel better. But why? Is it because of the smell of fresh air, the beautiful shades of green, the feeling of comfort and security? We could write an entire book about the benefits of trees in our daily lives. There are so many! For the past two years, the world has struggled with the pandemic. It has physically and mentally affected us. In addition, being confined at home and not always having access to nature has made us think more about our well-being...

December 21, 2021

5 Summer Tree Care Tips

It’s December, and Christmas is right around the corner! Everyone is organising their holidays, doing last-minute Christmas shopping and finally enjoying the warm weather.  Like many other kiwis, we love spending time in our gardens. So the start of summer is the perfect time to walk around your yard to inspect your trees and plants.  If you want your natural space to look good, healthy and tidy before the holidays, consider watering consistently, adding mulch around your trees, prun...

December 8, 2021

Reasons to call an arborist

Many industries have different specialists. For example, for tree care, arborists are the ones to call for preventative and maintenance of trees.  Arboriculture is defined as the practice and study of the care of trees and other woody plants in the landscape. An arborist conducts testing and research, manages urban forests, provides expert witness and professional consultancy, and perform a wide range of practical tree care and tree removal operations.  The scale of work is extensive. ...

November 24, 2021

Everything you need to know about palm trees in New Zealand

Palm trees are an excellent feature for our homes, streets and natural spaces. They are low maintenance, remind many of us of tropical vacations and add an atmosphere of relaxation.  There are many palm species to choose from, small to tall, native to the introduced palms. For this reason, make sure you select the best tree for your garden so it can thrive. Too often, we see palm trees planted in the wrong location in someone’s garden or isn’t cared for properly.  Learn everything ...

November 10, 2021

How to care for young trees

Planting young trees is such a rewarding experience. They are beneficial in many ways, from cleaning the air and creating habitats for animal species to enhancing spaces.  We encourage everyone to plant trees. It is an excellent activity for families, new homeowners and business companies.  Before getting started, consider these steps when researching for young trees to plant on your property or commercial property. You may find that it can be a long process; however, your time and eff...

October 22, 2021

Benefits of stump grinding

Ever wonder what to do with those new or old rotting tree stumps? For some, it may be a charming garden feature to hold flower pots. But for others, tree stumps can become an eyesore. Unfortunately, they can also create problems over time. ...

October 13, 2021

5 Spring Tree Care tips

Spring is the perfect time of the year to care for your trees after winter. Learn how to prepare them for the next months ahead to ensure their healthy growth. ...

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