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Tree pruning is recommended for all ornamental/shade trees that are cultivated for landscape purposes every 3-7 years, depending on the species. Of course if there is damage from a storm, disease, or other situation, then we recommend pruning to remove the damaged/dead wood immediately so the tree can properly recover.
The reason why trees in a landscape setting should be pruned on a routine basis is to ensure the health of the tree. It is far easier to remove a problem when the branch affected is small then wait until the problem spreads to a larger part of the tree, or the branch continues to grow and the later removal results in a misshapen tree that is no longer nice to look at.
Proper pruning can help take care of the following issues with branches:
The removal of these problems allows for the tree to continue growing in a manner that is sustainable…therefore living a longer and healthier life.
To say that a tree that is regularly cared for/pruned will have no problems is as unreasonable as saying a person who goes to a doctor for an annual exam will never become ill. However, similarly to seeing a doctor regularly, proper maintenance of your trees by a professional arborist can help to keep your trees healthy.
The primary reason why pruning is recommended for trees is to maintain and improve its health, or address a known issue. Though it is not the primary reason when done...
Fall leaves are a beautiful sight to see, just not when they cover your entire yard.
A lawn with a thick layer of leaves is at risk for developing diseases, pest infestations, and weakened grass growth. Removing your leaves with a professional service will protect your lawn from these issues.
Understanding why leaf removal is important can help your grass stay healthy even after it goes into winter dormancy.
The health of your lawn is reliant on getting enough water, sunlight, and nutrients to maintain strong growth. A thick mat of leaves covering your yard can suffocate and block these necessary elements. This can quickly kill your lawn if the leaves are not picked up for several weeks and create a breeding ground for certain insects and pests.
As the leaves begin to rot, there is also an increased chance for fungus and mold growth. A lawn that is suffering from fungal disease will start developing yellow, white, or brown spots throughout your yard. The most common fall disease is dollar spot, which are small, silver dollar-sized spots that can merge and form large clumps of discolored grass.
One serious issue you may find if you don't perform some kind of leaf removal is an increase in voles and mice. These critters love to hide under layers of leaves so they can safely ravage your yard...
You’re likely familiar with the aeration, or at least those plugs you see on the ground, but what you may not realize is that the aeration process helps the overall health of the lawn. Fall aeration is often combined with overseeding, which is the process of laying grass seed on top of areas where there is already grass.
If you want a denser, healthier lawn, overseeding and aeration as a combined service may be exactly what you need.
Grass develops a dense layer of decaying organic matter at its base called thatch. This thatch is rich in helpful microorganisms. Over time this layer gets compacted and starts to create a barrier to the roots, and less water, air, and nutrients can get to the grass.
We recommend aerating your lawn once a year to encourage stronger root development.
Core aeration is the process of loosening the compacted soil and thatch layer by pulling plugs of soil out, which will allow the grass to get increased resources. These plugs are full of nutrients and will break down and nourish the grass. Aeration is fantastic for yard health:
Summer is an important time of year for both your lawn and landscape, so make sure you do not neglect them during this season. At Beautiful Blooms, LLC, we tend to yards across Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Pewaukee, and more throughout Wisconsin.
Learn more about four of the must-have services for your lawn and landscape this summer.
Your grass needs to be mowed consistently throughout the entire growing season. Without a proper mowing schedule, it may grow to be too tall and you could end up cutting off more of it than is recommended. Especially during the warm summer months, you should keep the lawn at a height of about 3.5-4 inches so that the grass can protect the soil and its roots from the heat of the summer sun. This is vital, otherwise the soil and roots can end up getting scorched.
Many appreciate mulch for its aesthetic appeal in a landscape bed, but it also has many other benefits. If you did not get mulch installed in the spring, then you need to have it put in during the summer for a few reasons:
At Beautiful Blooms, LLC, we offer...
Many people think that all they need to do to manage the appearance of their lawns is to routinely mow the grass. While this is important and vital to your lawn, there are other tasks required for your lawn to look green and lush during the growing season.
At Beautiful Blooms, LLC, we recommend several steps for a healthy lawn. Learn about what it takes to create a gorgeous lawn in Brookfield, Elm Grove, Pewaukee, Wauwatosa, and nearby areas of Wisconsin.
Without fertilizer, your grass will not get the nutrients needed to strengthen itself. We offer both conventional and natural fertilizer programs so you can choose which one best suits you and your property. No matter which program you choose, we'll apply five treatments of fertilizer or soil conditioner throughout the year.
To keep common weeds from invading your lawn and landscape, it's also important to put down weed control applications in the spring. We use a pre-emergent weed control treatment that eliminates broadleaf weeds and others such as:
Keeping your landscape plants, shrubs, and hedges well-maintained requires regular trimming during the year. If you enroll in our full-service packages,...
Once it begins to heat up outside, mosquitoes seem to overtake our southern Wisconsin area. Some homeowners choose to take on the mosquito control process themselves. However, if you go this DIY route, it often takes a lot of time and effort to figure out an effective strategy.
Plus, you'll need to spend a significant amount of money trying to find the most effective product for your yard. If you choose to forgo mosquito control services altogether, you and your family may face some serious health consequences.
At Beautiful Blooms, LLC, we are a professional mosquito control company that serves homes in and around Pewaukee, Brookfield, Elm Grove, and Wauwatosa, WI. Our pest control specialists always adhere to industry best practices, and we possess the knowledge required to keep mosquitoes at bay. Check out some reasons why you should recruit a professional mosquito control company like us.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, mosquitoes are most active from May to September. However, they can continue to be active outside of these months until temperatures consistently drop below 50°F.
Our team has found it most effective to perform 3 to 4 applications between May and September. This kind of targeted treatment offers your property the best protection possible and keeps mosquitoes away once the colder months roll around.
Your yard will likely harbor mosquitoes...
A well-manicured lawn is an important part of both maintaining your property's curb appeal and enjoying your outdoor space. If you choose to take on mowing your lawn yourself, other obligations and time limitations may prevent you from giving your lawn the attention it needs to thrive.
Our team here at Beautiful Blooms, LLC specializes in offering professional lawn mowing services to residents in Pewaukee, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Elm Grove, and the surrounding areas.
Check out four reasons to hire a professional mowing company instead of attempting to take on the task yourself.
Even if you dedicate an hour each week to mowing your lawn, you may be neglecting other aspects of the mowing process.
Our team works to perform every part of the mowing process. At every visit, you will receive edging, blowing, and string-trimming in addition to your regular lawn mowing services. To ensure your lawn looks its best, we never skip out on any of these essential tasks.
When done on your own and without the right equipment, lawn mowing can take hours and you may be unprepared to produce ideal long-term results. It is our team's job to provide efficient lawn mowing services.
Our lawn mowing company uses proven techniques to preserve the health of your residential lawn. We always keep your grass at the proper...
When winter weather rolls around, it can get bitterly cold in Brookfield, Elm Grove, WI, and the surrounding areas. Plants native to our area are usually able to go dormant during the winter months, but sometimes they need extra protection to endure the freezing weather.
Here are some ways we recommend protecting your landscape plants, trees, and shrubs from the cold weather and why you need to protect them in the areas of Brookfield, Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, Pewaukee, and surrounding Wisconsin cities.
It’s not easy for anything living to survive in the bitter cold. Animals huddle together for warmth and plants may also need a bit of a boost to make it through the long winter months. Additionally, animals may be seeking out food sources and when deer or rabbits come into your yard to eat your plants, this can kill them. At Beautiful Blooms, LLC, we have devised several ways to help your plants make it through the winter.
One method to protect plants from winter weather is called wilt pruf. This is an anti-desiccant that we apply to select types of evergreen plants. Wilt pruf is made from pine sap and helps to prevent winter windburn of your trees and plants.
Our professional crews may also choose to use burlap wrapping, especially if you have plants that are close to the street or other areas where winter wind or salt spray can be thrown ...
Regular lawn maintenance is vital to a healthy lawn year-round. Did you know that seasonal cleanups can be just as important for your lawn’s health? Fall yard cleanups are important to prepare your lawn for the upcoming winter months and provide it with the nutrients it needs to grow back strong and full in spring.
A proper fall yard cleanup removes leaves from your yard, makes space for new growth in the spring, and rids your yard of dangerous pests and diseases. Here are some reasons fall yard cleanups benefit your lawn in Brookfield, Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, Pewaukee, and the surrounding areas of WI.
Wintertime brings with it cold, wet weather and if not prepared, your lawn can sustain some pretty harsh damage. Failing to properly clean up your yard before the winter hits leaves your lawn in a weakened state and susceptible to damage from the cold, pests, diseases, and more. Leaf clutter suffocates your lawn, robbing it of sunlight and air essential for its growth. Removing leaf clutter and other debris from your yard ensures it’s in the best shape possible before the cold winter months hit.
When debris and leaf clutter create a thick carpet on top of your lawn, it crushes your grass and prevents new growth from popping up when spring returns. Allowing old debris, organic matter, and leaf buildup to linger in your yard smothers your lawn and...
When you invest time and money into your lawn, it’s important to keep that investment maintained. Not keeping up with regular lawn maintenance leads to several health issues for your lawn and surrounding plants. One of the best ways you can ensure your lawn stays maintained is with a full-service lawn maintenance package.
Full-service lawn maintenance packages save you time and money, keep your lawn healthy, and prevent diseases and pest infestation. Here are some ways your lawn can benefit from full-service lawn maintenance packages in Brookfield, Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, Pewaukee, and the surrounding areas.
Yard cleanups can be pricey, and when you pay money to have your yard renovated but don’t follow up with routine lawn maintenance, your yard slowly reverts back to its disheveled and unhealthy state. Infrequent lawn maintenance can cause serious damage to your yard, costing you more money in the long run to repair the damage. When your lawn doesn’t receive routine maintenance it becomes prone to disease, starvation, pest infestation, drought, nutrient loss, and many other health risks. With a full-service lawn maintenance package, your lawn will continue to stay healthy and look great while saving you time and money.
Our full-service lawn maintenance package is more cost-effective than a yard cleanup and saves you time and money by keeping your lawn strong and...
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