Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Take All Root Rot

Here is a link on this problem that we have been having in the Houston and Beaumont area with St. Augustine.  It disquishes itself as chinch bugs. Please call if you need more application answers on this problem.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tree Facts you should know!

    General Facts About Trees

    • Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.

    • In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.

    • Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.

    • Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves.

    • The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!

    • A tree does not reach its most productive stage of carbon storage for about 10 years.

    • Trees cut down noise pollution by acting as sound barriers.

    • Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.

    • Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.

    • Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding,

    • Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.

    • Trees located along streets act as a glare and reflection control.

    • The death of one 70-year old tree would return over three tons of carbon to the atmosphere

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Southern Magnolia or “Magnolia Grandiflora”


    The Southern Magnolia (Grandiflora) is generally described as a perennial tree. Magnolia has most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Southern Magnolia (Grandiflora) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with a moderate amount of conspicuous red fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the mid spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until summer. Leaves are retained year to year. It has a long life span relative to most other plant species and a moderate to slow growth rate. It can reach up to 100 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 40 feet.

    It can be propagated by bare root, container, cuttings, seed. It has a slow ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 7°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions. If you need any more questions feel free to contact us at: