Life in the fast lane? Taking it slow? There’s a tree for you!
Trees are wonderful – they provide shade, beauty and they actually convert CO2 into Oxygen for us to breathe. However, determining which trees to plant in your yard can be more difficult than admiring them from afar. There are so many factors to take into account to ensure you’ve got the right tree in the right environment for [...]
Here’s what you need to know about tree trimming
It is getting close to the time of year in Collinsville, IL where maintaining your trees is crucial. While pruning trees properly may be subject to certain differences by species, there are certain universal basics that you can learn to make for a more successful trimming session. Here are some tips on how to best trim your trees this season.
Here's what you need to know about tree pruning
Have you noticed trees growing out of control? Are they hanging over property lines or causing a threat to your home? It’s time you called a local professional for tree pruning services that will keep your trees in control and growing strong for years to come! Pruning involves trimming and cutting away overgrown, infected, dead or broken [...]
Tree topping hazards to be aware of
Trees are lovely. They provide shade, are aesthetically pleasing, and provide homes for birds, squirrels, and other animals. However, tress can also sometimes grow too big, which causes a hazard for homes and businesses and may interfere with electrical lines. Some think that tree topping is an easy way to go about solving these problems. This practice involves[...]
Plant these species to survive harsh Midwestern winters
If you are planting a new arbor in the tough Midwest soil of Edwardsville, IL you may wonder if the species you have chosen is hardy enough to survive the rough winters of this region. The good news is that there are many species that can not only survive but thrive in this climate. Let's take a look at some of the toughest and most [...]
As the temperatures drop in autumn, your trees will naturally begin to prepare themselves to survive the winter, but as the leaves change color, there are many things that you can do to help them in this task. The tree species experts here at Merritt's Tree Service have assembled some tips on how to help your trees prepare for the cold winter months.
Clean things up
Never underestimate the [...]
Trees are one of the most beautiful parts of your yard. They may also provide shade, shelter and a refuge for friendly wildlife. If they have been a part of your property long enough, they could feel almost like a part of the family. However, there are many reasons why it may be time to have a tree or even an entire stand removed from your property. Here are some signs that it may be time to [...]
It is easy to see trees as eternal things, as they have such long lives and have a good chance of outliving you. However, like all organisms, your trees are constantly fighting a battle against diseases, molds, mosses, fungi, and pests to maintain their health and vigor. While tree diseases may be difficult to diagnose if you are not an expert, there are some things that you can look out for [...]
If ever there were two things that went together, it would be trees and bugs. Countless insects make your trees their home, and most of them are harmless. However, there are certain types of insect activity around your trees that may be harmful to them. Your tree health may be in jeopardy if you observe these harmful pests making a home out of your branches.
The ones that chew
While most [...]
As spring turns into summer, there are, unfortunately, a number of tree hazards of which Belleville, IL homeowners should definitely be aware. It's crucial that you properly identify, recognize, and address any potentially hazardous trees before they create serious problems. These are just a few that you should know about in the coming months.
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Summertime is almost here, and you may have already noticed that your greenery is starting to grow out of control. As the days grow longer and warmer, it will be time for you to take on the yardwork once again. While you often have the luxury of just letting your trees be throughout the fall and winter months, this is the time of the year to take care of your trees while the weather is warm [...]
Tree Inspections Keep Trees Healthy!
Tree inspections help ensure the health of the trees that provide your yard with shade. It’s easy to take trees for granted in your Edwardsville, IL home. Hiring professional tree care specialists like those at Merritt's Tree Service can help your trees live a long time so that they can continue to be a source of inspiration and beauty.
Here are some [...]
The Need-to-Know Facts about Stump Removal
No matter the size of your property, whether you have several square acres or a humble backyard, an unsightly stump can be a vexation you can do without. Removing a stump yourself is beyond the capabilities of even the most landscape-savvy homeowner. There are many hazards involved with stump removal that may make attempting it too risky, especially [...]