8 Reasons Why Should You Hire an Arborist

We start learning about the importance of trees before we are in grade school. Trees are so important that many people consider them the single most important thing on this planet next to bees. Trees play a tremendously important role in the environment, so much so that without them, most life forms, including humans, wouldn’t [...]

8 Reasons Why Should You Hire an Arborist2021-12-09T08:20:55-07:00

ArborScape Announces its New Arborist Apprenticeship

As of 2019  “Arborist” is now considered a skilled trade by the Colorado Department of Labor. This is good news because allows tree care companies to establish apprenticeship programs. ArborScape Inc. is very proud to announce that we are now qualified to begin our own apprenticeship program and will begin training apprentices soon. We [...]

ArborScape Announces its New Arborist Apprenticeship2021-12-14T15:21:28-07:00

Westminster Becomes the Next Victim of Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer was reported in Westminster for the first time, moving quickly from neighboring Broomfield to the north. “In late August, EAB was found and confirmed in Broomfield in the vicinity of Zuni Street and 132nd Ave. and 128th Ave. just across the street from Westminster,” said John Kasza, city forester for Westminster. “This [...]

Westminster Becomes the Next Victim of Emerald Ash Borer2021-12-09T08:23:29-07:00

Does My Town Have Watering Restrictions?

Last updated April 25, 2019 Updates on Colorado watering restrictions for Summer 2019. Denver Water will have restrictions on outdoor watering starting May 1st and continuing through Oct. 1, 2019. About 4 inches of rain has fallen in the Metro area so far in 2019 - which is [...]

Does My Town Have Watering Restrictions?2021-12-09T10:11:52-07:00

Aeration Time of Year: Is Aeration Better in Spring or Fall?

While the benefits of lawn aeration have been proven in many different parts of the country, it still isn't a practice that is embraced by every lawn care company out there. Reasons that are given include, Lack of demand.  Lack of time to schedule and perform the service. Resistance to the true utility ie they [...]

Aeration Time of Year: Is Aeration Better in Spring or Fall?2021-12-09T08:48:12-07:00

Arborist Terms and Quizzes

I'll admit. Most of our customers could care less about the difference between the phloem and the cambium or what the abiotic features of a tree are. They just want their tree healthy and looking good.But there are also the tree fanatics.This includes the Arborscape staff, who to an outsider, seem to have an indefatigable [...]

Arborist Terms and Quizzes2022-02-08T09:47:00-07:00

The Arborist of 2029 – Laser Branch Therapy – Part 2

Summary: This one is pretty out there and I don't see lasers actually doing much for the tree trimming and tree services world BUT what's a prediction if we aren't wrong. I found myself laughing at myself but enjoy! 1/09/2019 Lasers are a parallel technology that could affect the way a tree service trims and shapes [...]

The Arborist of 2029 – Laser Branch Therapy – Part 22019-01-02T15:50:32-07:00

Future Truck: The Arborist of 2029

Summary: We wrote this in 2011. While meant to be a different way of looking at how equipment will improve in your tree care, on reviewing this data in 2019, in some ways these things are happening but the widespread adoption is lagging. Tree services have been defined by important developments, such as the bucket [...]

Future Truck: The Arborist of 20292019-01-02T15:43:16-07:00

Seven Common Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid

It can seem impossible to obtain the lush green lawn that your customer desires. No matter what, it ends up looking patchy and unkempt. Here are seven common lawn care mistakes that may be causing these lawn woes. 1. Watering Issues In order to maintain a healthy lawn, the right amount of water must be [...]

Seven Common Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid2021-12-09T09:10:18-07:00

Tips on Maintaining a Great Lawn

Fertilization On warm-season turf-grass species, withhold the first spring nitrogen application until soil temperatures at the 4-inch depth are consistently 65° F. I receive questions all the time about applying fertilizer early in the year especially when we have a warm February. Soil temperature data can to obtained by www.georgiaweather.net. This past week (Week of April [...]

Tips on Maintaining a Great Lawn2021-12-09T09:28:19-07:00

Controlling Ascochyta lawn blight

Question: I have noticed a few spots in the grass on one side of my house? Could it be something in the fertilizer that will go away or might it be a fungus?  Answer: We are seeing a whole lot of Ascochyta leaf blight all over Denver this year. The fungus is a leaf blight meaning it [...]

Controlling Ascochyta lawn blight2021-12-28T11:05:19-07:00

Pre Emergent Lawn Weed Control

  Our pre-emergent lawn fertilization round begins March 13th and will be available through april 15th depending on weather.  Sign up today for the most important fertilizer application of the year. Pre emergent lawn weed control helps prevent broadleaf weeds before they are established. While labeled a weed killer,  more simply it stops the seeds [...]

Pre Emergent Lawn Weed Control2021-12-09T10:30:28-07:00

Can I Save My Ash Tree? Should I?

November 19, 2013 EAB States and Provinces - Nov. 2013 Summary: Emerald ash borer (EAB) forces tree owners and managers to ask how ash trees can be saved, within a climate of limited tree care budgets.  Categorizing ash trees by treatment priority can lead to difficult but necessary decisions in creating an EAB [...]

Can I Save My Ash Tree? Should I?2021-12-29T13:12:17-07:00

My Tree is Growing into Power Lines

  8/19/2013 A customer asked us if his pine should be removed since it outgrew its space and is now entangled in power lines. Selective pruning is usually possible to give clearance to power lines while keeping the tree. However, making the tree pleasing to the eye isn't always possible, depending on how much needs [...]

My Tree is Growing into Power Lines2021-12-09T10:23:11-07:00

Tree Service Reviews Where to Look

  Updated 8/12/2013 One way to evaluate different horticultural contractors is to shop around and talk to different tree and lawn care businesses. We personally think this is the long way around (not to mention a lot of time to invest in hiring a contractor). Instead we suggest our clients piggyback on what others have said [...]

Tree Service Reviews Where to Look2021-12-09T10:24:36-07:00

What Causes Toadstools in Lawns?

After a few days of rain and overcast skies, many of our Denver lawn service clients are asking, " Why are we getting so many toadstools in our lawn? And how do we get rid of them?" Even though toadstools are a fungus, fungicides or products that kill fungus are a waste of time on [...]

What Causes Toadstools in Lawns?2021-12-09T10:26:56-07:00

Tedx Talk with Arborist Chris Gerards

A quick roundup of a Tedx talk with Board Certified Arborist, Chris Gerards   Highlights: "Plant the best tree you can afford." "Never raise the branches above its natural growth or in other words never raise the skirt above the crotch." "The arborist creates a suspension of belief at their best, where the tree is trimmed [...]

Tedx Talk with Arborist Chris Gerards2021-12-09T10:35:49-07:00

Keep Your Lawn Healthy in Bad Conditions

  With record setting temperatures and extreme drought conditions how can Colorado homeowners keep their lawns green and weed free? Throughout the Colorado region homeowners are struggling to keep their lawns healthy.  This damage will take several season for most homeowners to fix the lawn problems that will be created this season. So what are [...]

Keep Your Lawn Healthy in Bad Conditions2021-12-09T10:37:44-07:00

Removing the Stake from a Tree? (picture)

  A question we get from time to time is about staking a tree or more specifically, should I remove the stake of a young tree? The answer is yes 99 percent of the time. In fact this post is more about why it is usually unnecessary to stake a tree. Reasons to stake a [...]

Removing the Stake from a Tree? (picture)2021-12-09T10:40:25-07:00

Use Revive and Get That Greener Lawn

Do you want your lawn to be greener, healthier and more lush?  We may have what your looking for.  Revive is a product we are now offering to help green up your lawn.  Revive is an organic based product with added wetting agents. Revive is composed of processed organic plant bi-product and decomposed extract. It [...]

Use Revive and Get That Greener Lawn2021-12-09T10:41:59-07:00

Mountain Landscape Conditions in 2013

  Outlook for Mountains Dry Our Colorado mountain landscape is in rough shape due to the 2012 fires that have destroyed acres of trees and wildlife coupled with the continued destruction by the Mountain Pine Beetles (MPB) and IPS Beetles that have continued their march of destruction through our forests. MPB activity was lower in [...]

Mountain Landscape Conditions in 20132021-12-09T10:43:22-07:00

Mandatory Watering Restrictions Start April 1st, 2013

  Update June 26, 2013 - Denver Water moved to a Stage 1 alert from Stage 2 meaning you can water three days per week. Have you checked out Denver Water lately? If you have you'd know a stage 2 drought is in effect. This means we have 2 outside watering days a week, starting in [...]

Mandatory Watering Restrictions Start April 1st, 20132021-12-09T10:43:52-07:00

Lawn Care 2013 – Drought Demands Early Action

The 2013 spring season is upon us - now is the time to get your lawn ready for the coming year.Already Denver Water is setting expectations for 2013:"A dry winter across Colorado has led to low snowpack, and mountain streamflows are expected to be well below normal. This follows a dry 2012, in which Denver [...]

Lawn Care 2013 – Drought Demands Early Action2022-02-08T09:19:36-07:00

New Dangers and Tree Pests for Colorado in 2013

  Whats in store for 2013? Assuming the heat and drought continue through the spring months, old tree pests and diseases will spread quickly and new ones may be introduced to the Colorado landscape. Here is the latest from the United States Drought Monitor Colorado is considered to be in a state of "extreme drought" [...]

New Dangers and Tree Pests for Colorado in 20132021-12-09T10:44:55-07:00
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