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Plant and tree roots: what you need to know

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jan 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

facts about plant and tree rootsThere’s plenty to learn about plants, and more often than not, most facts refer to the leafy and above-ground parts of plants. But what about what happens below the surface? Roots are responsible for holding each plant species in place and anchored to the ground, and helps them obtain the nutrients needed to grow and stay healthy. Roots can arguably be listed as the most important part of the plant, and yet, they often get very little attention.

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Topics: Planting, Ryan Lawn & Tree, tree, plants, Shrubs

Community garden plots for those without yards

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jan 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM

community garden plotsFor anyone who’s ever wanted to have their own garden, but didn’t have the space, we have good news! Community gardens allow those without yards in the community to travel to a shared space and plant anything they desire, as long as they adhere to the garden’s policy and guidelines. Community gardens offer different sizes of plots, and allow individuals of all levels of planting skills to create their very own garden. In most cases, community gardens are associated with a monthly rental fee, though some are free to use under the assumption that produce is shared.

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Topics: Planting, Gardening, plants, landscape, Suggested Planting

Lining up landscaping plans for the New Year

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jan 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

andscaping plans for the new yearRegardless of whether or not you’re an avid planner, now might be the best time to start getting your yard in order. During the winter season, there’s plenty of time to compare prices and services, and determine what your upcoming yard might require. Come spring, it’ll be time to plant, weed, trim, and add new trees and wildlife to your beautiful yard. By getting these logistics under wraps before the spring season, you can stay ahead of the curve, and gain serious insight as to what you’ll be needing once nicer weather comes along.

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Topics: Planting, lawn, Gardening, tree, landscape, Shrubs

Tips for avoiding ice during winter

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jan 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

tips for avoiding ice in winterThroughout the Midwest, it’s nearly impossible to avoid dealing with ice during the winter season. Whether it has recently snowed, or leaky pipes have created a slippery surface, there’s plenty of ice to be found no matter where you go. Ice is slippery, dangerous, and can even cause damage to yards, sidewalks, and some forms of wildlife.

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Topics: Snow, Lawn Care, Winter Storm, winter

How green plants and products can help the environment

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jan 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

green plants can help the environmentIt’s no secret that plants are great for the environment. Plants are also good for the soul, and can help reduce carbon footprints. But did you know there are also scientific facts and research behind how plants contribute positively to living creatures and the environment?

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Topics: lawn, Grass, green, landscape

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