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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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18Pruning is a necessary lawn maintenance task if you want to keep your shrubs and flowering trees in top condition. However, it is important that you know when to prune. Pruning your landscape at the wrong time of year can actually do more harm than good.

Winter pruning is very popular. Pruning during this dormant season can produce a burst of new growth when spring blooming arrives. Another time of year that it is okay and recommended to prune is during the summer, when seasonal growth is complete. During the summer months, pruning can direct or slow the growth of the shrub or tree. You can also get rid of defective or heavy limbs during summer pruning.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 @ 02:12 PM
posted by Brad Pannone

Cumming GA LandscapersIf you are one of the 29 million households in the United States that are putting up a real Christmas tree this year, you need to know how to make it last and keep it looking best. After all, your tree is the center of your Christmas décor and a dying, shedding or malnourished tree can taint your holiday experience.

Here are some tips to ensure your Christmas tree “lives” up to your holiday traditions.

Check the harvest date: If you are cutting your own tree or buying from a local farm, you are guaranteed a fresh tree. However, if you buy a pre-cut tree from a nursery or store, be sure to ask when the tree was harvested.

Cut the bottom: After you bring your tree home, you may notice that the sap from the original cut has sealed over the bottom. This will inhibit the tree’s ability to absorb water. To remedy this, remove about an inch or so off the bottom before you place it in your stand.

Keep it watered: Place your tree in water as soon as possible. As a general rule, a typical tree absorbs about a quart of water for each inch of its diameter. Never let the bottom of your tree trunk get dry, which will likely mean daily watering on your part. Although some believe that additives, such as corn syrup, aspirin or preservatives, can keep a tree fresher, there is no real evidence to prove this. Plain water should do the trick.

Place it carefully: You should keep your tree away from direct sunlight, heaters or fans. To further preserve its moisture and vitality, you may choose to use a room humidifier.

Safety first: Never ignore the fire risks of a lighted Christmas tree in your home. Using newer, LED lights can save energy and ensure your lights stay cooler with prolonged use. Don’t let your tree dry out or stay close to open flames.

Although we specialize in outdoor landscapes, we are always ready to help our customers take care of the plants or trees they bring indoors. For more Christmas tree care advice, please call us at Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 01:07 PM
posted by Brad Pannone

Lawn Care Services in Cumming GARegardless of its size, your backyard can be a place that you love to enjoy. The right landscaping design is often all that is needed to transform a small, never-used space into a backyard that meets your needs. Here is a guideline of steps to follow to get more out of your small yard.

#1 Clean Up: Homeowners are often amazed at how much bigger their yard really is after a good yard clean up. Trimming your existing shrubs and trees, edging your lawn and cleaning out unwanted brush, leaves, stones and debris can instantly create the illusion of a bigger yard. This is particularly important if you do not plan on clearing out existing trees or bushes.

#2 Think About Your Purpose: Before you begin your landscape design, consider how you want your backyard to be used. Will it be a place for entertaining, a recreation area for the kids, a relaxing oasis or an area to garden?

#3 Work From the Outside In: It is a good idea to work from the borders of your yard to the interior space. Consider your fencing options and whether or not you want a built fence or a natural fencing option. If you are planting trees or shrubs to border your lawn, be sure to select those that are proportionate and not too overwhelming. Your interior can be considered next, which includes any plans for a patio or other hardscape.

#4 Add Flowers: Flowers are an excellent addition to a small space. They do not have to be elaborate. Even a few flowers or hanging baskets can do wonders for the aesthetics of your small space and they provide a colorful, welcoming environment.

To discover the possibilities of your small backyard, it is best to call a professional. You may not be considering the landscape design ideas that could truly transform your space. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping offers excellent design tips as well as yard cleaning services at an affordable rate.

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Monday, March 9, 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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Landscaping Company in Cumming GAWinter days are dragging on and many of us are ready to get our hands back in the dirt again. Instead of looking out of your window at your dull, winter landscape, try these ideas to bring some greenery inside.

Have you ever heard of a Mini Indoor Garden? Miniature floral worlds used to be popular in Victorian times and they are making a comeback in today’s trends. They are a great way to satisfy a green thumb appetite during the winter and they also are great for kids and apartment dwellers to enjoy. You can purchase an indoor garden kit that comes complete with everything you will need to create this self-contained biosphere. Expect to find a container, plants, soil, drainage material and garden elements in your kit and then let your imagination “go wild.” If you want to save some money, go out and buy your own mini indoor garden supplies and do-it-yourself. If you have a young daughter, she is sure to love taking care of her own fairy world. Mini indoor gardens can also teach your kids, on a very small scale, how to take care of plants.

Another way to survive the winter blues if you are a plant-lover is to start growing some bulb flowers inside. Forcing bulbs to flower insides does not require much skill. For the easiest solution, buy bulbs that are pre-chilled and ready to pot. Bulbs such as tulips, hyacinth, crocus and muscari are excellent options to add a little springtime to your wintertime. A landscaping professional can help you choose a bulb flower that works best in your home.

If you’d rather not have greenery inside your home, yet you long for your landscape to sprout green growth again, you can always start planning your springtime lawn now. It’s never too early to plan your landscape. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping help customers year round with landscaping solutions that add beauty and function to your yard.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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Cumming GA Lawn Care ServiceThe cold has set in and your plants are now considered dormant. You may think your landscape is calm and safe until spring, but there is a high likelihood that over-wintering insects are preparing an attack plan inside. Right now is an excellent time to apply dormant oil to your plants. It is an effective, safe and eco-friendly method to kill off harmful insects, such as scale, thrips, leaf minors, aphids and mites, before they become a problem in the spring and cause damage to a blooming landscape.

The majority of dormant oils are made from some type of mineral oil, a refined petroleum product. This pest control oil is usually combined with an emulsifying agent, mixed with water and used as a spray. Dormant oil is intended to suffocate over-wintering insects and prevent them from burrowing into the bark of your ornamental trees and shrubs. These oils were first designed to treat fruit trees because it was a safe method to get rid of the harmful insects during their dormancy period without killing off the good, pollinating bugs. Dormant oil is now most commonly applied to plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, barberry, juniper, burning bush, and many others.

While it is no guarantee that your landscape will be pest-free in the spring, summer or fall, using a dormant oil spray is an easy, eco-friendly step to take to give your lawn a better chance for a healthier bloom. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping provides full service lawn maintenance to residential and commercial customers, which includes a winter application of dormant oil spray and many other pesticide treatment services as needed.

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