The Houston area is known for hot, humid summers, which cause stress not only to people, but also to the environment. This year, there has been markedly less rainfall than usual, which has produced drought conditions. Although your lawn may show more obvious signs of drought stress, your trees may also be quietly suffering.
Listed below are some of the common signs of stress that may be exhibited by trees:
1. Leaves which are wilting, curling and/or yellowing
Many Houston area pine trees are being attacked by Pine Beetles. LMC's trained and ISA Certified Arborists can provide a comprehensive plan to help protect your trees from damaging Pine Beetle infestation. We not only provide free estimates for the removal of damaged trees, we can also help you determine the proper course of action to maintain and protect your trees to ensure their health and beauty for years to come.
Call today for our Fall Tree and Shrub Fertilization Special! Fertilizing your trees and shrubs in the fall with our slow-release blend will help strengthen their root systems, as well as provide a beautiful flush of new growth in the spring.
Each year Embark is dedicated to thanking the Embark employees for contributing to their development and maintaining an excellent safety record. On May 22nd of this year, Embark hosted a Spring Celebration to celebrate these accomplishments.
The Celebration included a luncheon, an awards presentation and a heartfelt thank you from Jeff Schroeder to all the employees regarding safety and quality. Jeff defined quality to the group as the following:
Entryways serve an important purpose in the landscape. Ideally, they invite visitors to your home. If your entryway is less than welcoming, here are some quick tips for improving its appeal:
Refinish or repaint the front door and add a door knocker or door knob hardware;Make sure your front porch is free of clutter and repair damage, if necessary;Decorate your porch with containers or hanging plants;Include color beds on either side of the entry way to draw visitors in and improve the view from the street;Make sure the walkway to the front door is well lit at night.
The Houston area is known for hot, dry weather and this summer is shaping up to be no exception. While your lawn may provide more obvious signs of drought stress, your trees may also be quietly suffering. Here are a few signs to look for and what you can do to help:
Signs of drought stress in your trees may appear quickly or gradually (over a period of years) and may include:
1. Leaves which are wilting, curling, yellowing
2. Deciduous leaves may turn brown on the edges or between the veins
For much of Houston's urban forest, spring 2009 will be a much needed rebirth following the damage left behind by Hurricane Ike. In contrast to the blossoming green hue, however, are the reminders of those destructive winds. Many homeowners and property managers are just now finding evidence of damage as portions of their trees' canopies fail to emerge with new growth.