Category Archives: Irrigation

Spring Is Right Around the Corner

Spring is Just Around the Corner

With the exception of a few cold days and a few snow falls this year, the Midwest has had a warmer than usual winter. Hopefully spring is not too far behind!

While it is still too early to start planting, you can prepare your landscape for spring growth.

Late February and March are the ideal time to prune fruit trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Pruning trees and shrubs now while trees are still dormant will promote new growth and allow pruned areas to heal before the tree starts to bloom in spring. Prevent weeds such as crabgrass, foxtail and broadleaf from overtaking your lawn with an early pre-emergent application. A pre-emergent works on the weed seeds that may over winter in your lawn and prohibits them from germinating in the spring. Maintain the health of your ash trees and … Read More »

Fall Landscape Services

The days are flying by and soon we will be gearing up for fall with the holiday season not too far behind. With so much to do and so little time, when do you find time for yard work? The solution is Arbor Masters!

What services does Arbor Masters offer?

The list of outdoor chores may seem endless. Arbor Masters is ready to help you get your landscape ready for fall and winter with these fall services:

Fall leaf clean up: Anyone who has large trees knows that raking leaves is a never-ending task. Leaving leaves on the ground throughout the fall and winter can prohibit valuable sunlight and moisture needed for your lawn to thrive. In addition, decomposing leaves can promote insect and disease if left over the winter.

Gutters: If you have leaves on the ground your gutters are probably full of … Read More »

Protecting your Landscape from Summer Heat

The Midwest is set for another long, hot and dry summer. The lack of a consistent rainfall or routine watering can take a toll on the overall health of your trees.

Mature trees have an extensive root system so they are able to withstand the heat and lack of water more so than younger trees. However, lack of water can cause long term effects such as branch dieback and extended stress. To add to the problem, insects are attracted to stressed trees as they are weak and less able to ward off an infestation.

To help your trees survive the heat, Arborists recommend 5 gallons of water per inch of diameter a week for mature trees and the same amount twice a week for young or newly planted trees. For best results, water with a deep root feeder or sprinkler out to … Read More »

Protecting your Trees During Summer Heat

The Midwest is set for another long, hot and dry summer. The lack of a consistent rainfall or routine watering can take a toll on the overall health of your trees. Mature trees have an extensive root system, so they are able to withstand the heat and lack of water more so than younger trees. However, lack of water can cause long term effects such as branch dieback and extended stress. To add to the problem, insects are attracted to stressed trees as they are weak and less able to ward off an infestation.

To help your trees survive the heat, Arborists recommend 5 gallons of water per inch of diameter a week for mature trees and the same amount twice a week for young or newly planted trees. For best results, water with a deep root feeder or sprinkler out … Read More »

Irrigation Turn-off Time!

Now that fall is on the horizon, it is time to start scheduling your irrigation turn-off. It is vital to your irrigation systems longevity to make sure that any water is removed from the pipes, valves and sprinkler heads before the temperatures hit the freezing mark. Since water expands when it freezes, water left in your irrigation system can cause damage and require costly repairs in the spring.

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