Boxelder bugs inside homes during winter Jeffrey Hahn, Extension Entomologist With the recent mild weather we have experienced, some residents have been finding boxelder bugs and lady beetles in their homes. This is actually not unusual in the middle of the winter. These insects remain inactive as long as their hiding places in various wall […]
In January of 2017 I attended the Northern Green, an annual green industry get together, and it’s Master Classes for tree geeks. The dangers of standing ash trees falling apart due to heavy infestations of emerald ash borer (EAB), was one of the main themes of the conference. The effect of EAB, an agrilus beetle, feeding […]
Hello Commercial Customers Looks like this coming week will bring the Metro area warmer than usual temperatures. A welcome break indeed! I’m writing to you Commercial customers specifically, to get the word out that our plow crews will be out working this week. These warmer temps will spark a big softening of snow and ice. […]
Many people will receive a Norfolk Island Pine for the holidays. These beautiful evergreen trees can become a wonderful houseplant with the right care for many years to come. Continue reading at U of M http://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2016/12/caring-for-your-norfolk-island-pine.html.
Are your evergreen trees dying? My Neighbor was asking the other day about her Arborvitae trees turning brown. Turns out it’s probably nothing to worry about. Here is a great video to explain Fall needle loss on your evergreens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhvV9CpsajM&feature=em-share_video_user
Parkway Lawn can help with Fall fertilizing, seeding, aeration, sodding and mulch….. http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/planting-and-maintenance/prepare-your-garden-for-fall-pictures
From the DNR: Advice for dealing with storm damaged trees Reprinted from the MN DNR – July 6, 2016 Cleanup following a storm can be an overwhelming task for homeowners. Knowing which trees to save and which to remove can impact safety and the survival of remaining trees, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural […]