Landscaping with healthy plants that are properly cared for in New Providence, NJ.

Tips & Tricks for Plant Health

Our tips will help keep your plants, shrubs, and trees healthy and beautiful

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Our health care tips for plants growing in Berkeley Heights, NJ and surrounding areas.

Apply proper care for your plants will allow them to thrive for years!

Landscape Pruning

One of our biggest tips is proper landscape pruning, if your plants are not pruned correctly it can result in damaged, weakened, and unhealthy plants. Annual pruning of your shrubs and ornamental trees is essential for healthy plant growth. We do provide pruning services to our customers. We use the most up to date tools and knowledge to cut back any dead or overgrown branches or stems to promote healthy plant growth. Our team of professionals know how to properly prune all your shrubs, ground covers and ornamental trees. Call us today at (888) 529-6832 to schedule your pruning service.

Landscape Mulching

Laying mulch in your landscaping beds around your plants, trees, and shrubs comes with many benefits. If mulch is laid incorrectly it can also be damaging to your plants. For example, if you lay mulch very thick around the base of a tree, creating a “volcano” like mound, this causes excessive moisture retention that can lead to insect invasion, girdling of the tree, and even rotting. Mulching offers many benefits to your plants, such as helping to retain soil moisture, preventing soil erosion, reducing the amount of weed growth and the best benefit is, it looks GREAT! Check out a few of our mulching tips:

  • The total depth of the mulch should be 1 ½” to 3”.
  • If your landscaping beds already have a layer of mulch, don’t add a heavy mulch layer on top of that. Just enough new mulch to refresh the look.
  • Over-mulching can create plant problems and an overall decline in plant health.
  • Only lay a light layer of mulch against the trunk of trees, shrubs, and around the base of your house.
  • If the mulch becomes too compact you need to break it up, this usually happens in late summer and early fall. When mulch becomes this hard, water and air cannot penetrate the mulch, leading to plant health issues.
  • Once a year we recommend a light mulching with a high-quality mulch. You could also choose to mulch every other year with a heavier application of good quality mulch.

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