When and Why to Limb Up Your Trees

Close-up of a lopper getting ready to prune off a smaller tree branch.

Planting trees is planning for the future, so it’s important to care for those trees, especially during the first 5 to 10 years after the tree is planted. One of the ways to do that is to ensure that you limb up your trees or have them properly pruned. Not only will this help to guide the structure of the tree, but it will improve the tree’s general health and well-being.

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Colorful Shrubs to Plant this Fall

A beautyberry shrub in fall with purple berries and yellowish leaves.

Shrubs can add colors to your Mid-Michigan landscape. This fall, try planting these six colorful shrubs to add interest in your yard. This article suggests six colorful shrubs and information that you need to know about each of them.

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Avoid Slippery Surfaces in Winter Without Harming Plants

Close-up of the legs of two people who stand in snow boots on an icy sidewalk or driveway.

The most common way to prevent outdoor surfaces from becoming slippery during Michigan’s long, cold winters is to use salt or ice melt products. Unfortunately, these products can damage or even kill nearby plants, including mature trees. Learn how to keep your walkways and driveway clear without harming your landscape plants.

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