Tree Care

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How to Save Your Trees and Plants From Summer’s Hot Temperatures

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Do you remember the drought of 2012?

Picture this, you’ve finally done it. You have invested hours of time and money into your landscape. You sit back and admire how amazing your landscape looks and will continue to look for years on end.

A few weeks later, the temperatures are rising and that is when you notice that you are losing your first tree. Next, your shrubs look as though they never have been watered. You water and water with your watering can, but nothing seems to work.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy This Summer

4 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy This Summer

Are you looking to plant some new trees this year?

Picture this, you walk into the garden nursery and it’s standing there, the perfect tree. It has everything you wanted, good shade, beautiful color, and the price is just right. You buy it, bring it home, and plant it. A few weeks later as you are finishing the dinner dishes you suddenly notice that your perfect tree isn’t doing so well. Then you see it, your perfect tree, the tree you invested good time and money into is dying.

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West Michigan’s Freeze Could Leave Apple Crop Bare

Apple blossom

Do you love the smell of homemade apple sauce?

When you think of the fall, do you think of drinking apple cider?

Last year, the drought almost wiped out the apple crop. The grocery stores were forced to import apples from West Michigan and Washington. Our pockets felt the loss of the apple crop as well when the cider prices jumped to 10-13 dollars a gallon at some orchards.

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How To Save Your Trees and Your Money

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Do your trees keep dying on you?

Are you bleeding your wallet every year because of your trees?

We all love to look out at our back yard and see flourishing trees. While my iPhone’s weather app tells me that it is 1 degree outside, I know that it is time to get planning for spring. It may be cold, but before I know it, the weather report will have warmer forecasts and birds will be showing up on my back deck.

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How to Protect Your Trees From Heavy Snow

Trees with heavy snow

Has your area been hit with heavy snow?

Are you wondering what the best way to protect your trees from heavy snow is?

The other day, I was sitting in my warm home, drinking this amazing cup of coffee when I looked outside to see a heavy snow fall. My first thought was “what an amazing moment, I need to sit and enjoy because these moments don’t happen often”. I sat there for maybe 30 seconds when I noticed my tree and how they were actually drooping from all the snow!

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Rootwell Tested and Approved

Rootwell aeration tube

Are you still unsure if aeration tubes are worth it?

We share a lot of information on this blog, everything from herbs to Christmas trees. We review a lot of information about gardening here, and we do this because we love helping our readers grow the most beautiful gardens and landscapes.

It all started when we engineered the Rootwell. We saw how trees, shrubs and plants can easily die off. We saw how frustrating it is to spend the money on a tree, spend the time to water it and care for a tree, then, to watch it die.

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How to Spray Fruit Trees

Do you have an apple tree in your backyard, but cannot enjoy it because of disease and pests?

My in-laws recently moved onto a beautiful property with apple trees, orange trees and a wonderful garden. This fall, we were visiting and we were so excited to try this free organic fruit. We realized that the fruit had not been sprayed and the fruit was diseased and covered with worms.

Has this ever happened to you? Growing your own fruit and vegetables is such an amazing way to save money and be healthy, but it does require some upkeep. Today, we are sharing about spraying fruit trees.

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How to Care for Birch Trees

Do your birch trees in a little sprucing up?

Happy holidays to you and your family from all of us here at Rootwell Products, Inc. We hope that your holiday was full of joy, good food and great gifts. Today, here at Rootwell, we are sharing about birch trees and how to prune them.

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4 Tips on How to Prune Your Willow Tree

Willow Tree

Has your willow grown faster than you can keep up with?

Did you know that right now is the perfect time to prune your willow tree?

Willow trees are stunning and graceful trees that can grow up to an amazing 10 feet per year! This fast growth causes willow trees to become a bit unruly and in need of periodic pruning. They tend to grow in the northern hemisphere in moist soil near water. Willows thrive in cold weather and are very versatile.

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The Best Time to Prune Maple Trees

Pruning a maple tree

Have your maple trees become unruly?

The holidays are right around the corner and if your home is anything like mine, you are preparing for family and friends to visit. Along with the preparation inside the home, there is preparation going on outside the home that is beyond putting the Christmas lights up. One of those is tree care.

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