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Centreville Safety

In this day and age, with so many do-it-yourself blogs and sources out there, it’s tempting to just assume that you can do everything yourself. And when it comes to performing basic landscaping, yard work, or home improvement tasks, this is a perfectly valid assumption. But what a lot of us are bad at is […]




Removing Ivy From Trees

In a post from a couple of days ago we talked about the damage that ivy can cause to trees. If after reading that post and talking with a Woodbridge tree specialist you’ve decided that you need to remove the ivy from your trees, we thought we would offer some tips on just how to do […]




Can Ivy Kill My Tree?

I’ve always loved the look of a huge old tree covered in ivy. For some reason it always makes me think of King Arthur or Robin Hood or other such stories. But there is always the question of whether or not the ivy damages the tree. What is ivy, exactly? The most common type of […]




Tree Planting

So you want to plant a tree? Fantastic! We can always use more trees in Gainesville. But before you begin, there are a few things you should know to ensure that your tree will thrive, not just survive. Planting your tree at the right time of year can make all the difference: “In general, April […]




Mulching Tips

When it comes to basic tree care in Reston, there are two simple and easy things that will benefit your trees to no end: mulching and watering. The need for watering is pretty obvious, and even total beginners are aware of its importance. But mulching often gets overlooked. What is mulch, exactly? About.com has a good definition: […]




Pesky Pests

It’s a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping. You walk out to look at your beautiful budding trees – only to see them crawling with insects. Virginia has a strong bug population because so much of it is wooded, and Leesburg is no exception. Unfortunately those bugs don’t stay in the […]




Man Killed in Tree Accident

That big old tree in your yard finally fell down. Being a do-it-yourself individual, your plan is to ask a couple of friends with chainsaws to come help you out, and you’ll have that tree chopped up and out of there in no time. What could go wrong? Before you proceed with your plan, read […]




Capitol Crescent Trail Reopens

After a week of being closed for cleanup from a sewage overflow, the Capitol Crescent Trail has finally been reopened: Trail Reopens After Raw Sewage Spills Into Canal After five millions of gallons of raw sewage and rain water spilled into the C&O Canal last week, the Capital Crescent Trail has reopened. … In case […]




Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaws are simultaneously one of the most common and most dangerous do-it-yourself tools on the market. In case you missed it, last month this story was floating around the internet about a man who accidentally cut his neck with a chainsaw: Cutting it close: Pa. man survives accident that put chainsaw into his neck The […]




Emerald Ash Borers

Spring is in the air! Which also unfortunately means that Emerald Ash Borers are quite likely making their way into your beautiful ash trees in your Woodbridge backyard. Emerald Ash Borers, or EAB, are small, harmless-looking green beetles that are responsible for the death of a huge amount of ash trees in America, China, and […]