Common Lawn Weeds Found in PA

Important Things to Look for When Recognizing Lawn Weeds

There are many different types of weeds found in Pennsylvania, but the most common ones are Black medic, Broadleaf plantain, Chickweed, Clover, Dandelion, Oxalis, Spotted spurge, and Thistle. Properly identifying the weed is important before you begin the process of trying to eliminate it and curb future growth. 

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How to Prepare Your Lawn and Garden for Warmer Weather

Helpful Advice to Keep Your Lawn and Garden Thriving all Summer

The long-awaited summer season is right around the corner! It’s time to get your lawn and garden in shape for the coming warmer weather. Working around the yard is hard work, so one of the first things you should make sure of is that you are physically ready. While it’s exciting for many homeowners to get back outside, it’s also important that you don’t hurt yourself, so don’t forget to stretch. Another big part of staying safe while attending to your lawn and garden is to wear the appropriate clothing. Protect your feet with quality, close-toed footwear, wear a hat to help keep you cool and don’t forget the sunscreen or insect repellent, especially where ticks are a concern. If you need assistance or would rather hire the professionals to take care of your seasonal lawn and garden maintenance, the technicians at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service are here to help.

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How to Select the Right Company for Your Lawn Care

Helpful Tips to Find the Right Landscaping Contractor for Your Outdoor Projects 

A beautifully designed and manicured lawn has the power to completely transform a plain and tired looking home into something truly special. High-quality landscaping can add to the aesthetics of your property and ultimately increase the value of your home. In order to achieve your landscaping goals, it’s crucial to find the right lawn care company who can help. It can be challenging to determine which landscaper is up to the task, as there are so many to choose from. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure your property will be in good hands. 

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Cleaning Up Your Lawn and Garden After Winter

Useful Advice to Restore Your Lawn and Garden in the Spring

It was a long, harsh winter but spring has finally sprung. As the ice and snow melts away and your lawn and garden begin to emerge, you may notice that your yard could use a serious spring cleanup. Though you might be anxious to get out there and clean things up, there is a right and wrong way to do it. For instance, performing work that doesn’t need to be done during the spring, can actually damage your soil and plants. However, a thorough clean that is done properly will prepare your yard for a season of healthy growth and ultimately, help your home stand out.

How to do a Spring Lawn and Garden Clean-up the Right Way 

Go on and give your yard the kick start it needs after enduring the winter season. After all, spring cleanups are essential to ensuring your lawn and garden stays healthy all summer long. Here are a few easy steps to perform a spring garden cleanup and why it’s always best to work with a professional landscaping company:  

  • Make Sure Your Soil is Dry: If you begin your spring cleanup too early, you may be inadvertently compacting the soil. Soil compaction can make it challenging for plants to grow, so it’s best to wait for the soil to get dry before walking around in your garden. To test the soil, take a small handful and squeeze it into a ball. At waist height, drop the ball and if it remains in its shape, it indicates that your soil is still too moist. If the ball breaks, it may be safe for you to proceed with your cleanup. An easier way to determine whether or not you should be starting your cleanup is to contact your local landscaper. 
  • Make Way for New Growth: In the fall, you may have left old leaves and dead stems as resources for animals to take shelter during the during. However, it’s time to get rid of these materials in order to make way for new growth. You may also have to deal with and remove things like litter and animal waste that may have ended up on your property during the winter. Since some debris can be hazardous, you can rely on a professional landscaper to remove these materials from your property safely. 
  • Prune Trees and Shrubs: Even if you’ve protected your trees and shrubs from winter by wrapping them in burlap, removing the protective layer may still reveal winter damage. It’s important to carefully prune any damaged branches to encourage new growth. Additionally, if you have perennials, be sure to trim off any dead leaves or branches to also help boost new growth. Pruning is a delicate task, so if you have little experience and need professional help, reach out to your landscaping experts. 
  • Rake and Fertilize Your Lawn: If there is a thick layer of leaves on the ground, they should be removed or they may prevent new growth. Gently use a rake and add the excess leaves to your compost bin or save them to use as mulch. Or, you can scatter any extra leaves in between any larger perennials that are planted farther apart as an effective way to keep weeds from growing. Once your lawn is free from leaves, you can apply a fertilizer, or have a professional do it for you, to get it ready for your summer enjoyment.   

Find High-Quality and Affordable Seasonal Landscaping Services at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service

To help you get your property ready for the upcoming summer season, reach out to the professionals at Sabia Landscaping & Tree Service. If you don’t know where to start or you’re unsure about what spring landscaping tasks need to be done, our team can give you expert advice along with our seasonal yard and garden services. Not interested in getting your hands dirty? No problem. We have the necessary tools and experience to assess your landscape and determine the right solutions to enhance your new or existing property. In addition to our spring cleanup services, we also offer fall yard maintenance to ensure your property remains beautiful and pristine all year round.    

For seasonal lawn and garden services, reach out to your professional landscape management company. Call Sabia Landscaping and Tree Services Inc. at (215) 822-3886 or contact us online to discuss your requirements. 

Stay on Top of these Spring Landscaping Maintenance Tasks

Helpful Tips to Keep Your Lawn and Garden Healthy and Beautiful all Year Round

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite task – landscaping maintenance! While lawn and garden maintenance tasks may seem tedious and extensive at first, cleaning up your yard in the spring can help revitalize your property that has remained dormant during the long winter months. By starting your spring landscaping maintenance tasks as soon as possible, you can ensure your yard is set up for success and also reduce the amount of work that goes into maintaining your outdoor living space throughout the rest of the spring and summer months. 

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Is Winter the Best Time to Remove a Tree from Your Yard?

Why Winter Tree Removal is Ideal for Your Landscape 

Trees are usually removed as a last resort when standard tree care procedures such as pruning, or pest and disease management fail to restore it. If you notice your tree is weak or displaying signs of decay or damage, it’s time to get a professional tree assessment, even in the winter time, as removing it may be the best option. It’s important to act fast and get in touch with your local, certified arborist so that problematic trees don’t affect the rest of your landscape for seasons to come. 

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Planning Your Backyard Makeover

Helpful Advice for Getting Your Backyard Ready to Enjoy this Summer

In the middle of winter, it is likely that your outdoor landscaping projects are the last thing you’re thinking about. However, we think that the cold weather season is the perfect time to be planning a backyard makeover. After all, spring and summer projects that involve transforming your backyard on a large scale are best executed with advance planning that is done during the winter months. With more and more people staying home these days, now is the perfect time to consider a landscape overhaul to make sure your outdoor living space is ready by the time the warm weather rolls around. 

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The Differences between Evergreen vs. Deciduous Trees

Helpful Advice for Choosing the Right Plants and Trees for Your Outdoor Space 

When it comes to choosing plants and trees for your yard, it’s important to consider including evergreen or deciduous plants based on the intended purpose. Not all greenery functions in the same way, and one of the biggest differences between evergreen and deciduous trees involve their foliage and how they adapt to different seasons. For instance, evergreens do not need to drop their leaves in order to conserve water during certain periods of the year, whereas deciduous plants will drop their leaves and remain dormant in the winter to reduce water loss and ensure they survive the cold weather season.

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A Guide to Christmas Tree Safety

Advice From Your Trusted Landscaping and Tree Service Company

With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to start decorating your home for Christmas. However, when it comes to setting up your tree, there are several safety tips you must keep in mind to ensure this Christmas season is memorable for all the right reasons. Decorating your Christmas tree can be one of the most carefree and enjoyable parts of the holiday. However, be sure to exercise caution during the process to prevent fires and other tree related injuries. Read below to learn more about Christmas tree safety from your professional landscaping service. We want you and your family to enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.

4 Christmas Tree Safety Tips  

Christmas trees are a perfect addition to any home during the holidays. Each is beautiful and unique, but a decorative tree can pose a serious risk if you do not follow proper precautions during set up. Here are a few safety tips for this holiday season:

  1. Buy Fresh Trees: When shopping for a Christmas tree, select one that is green and fresh. Look for a pine or spruce tree because they have flexible needles that bend, not break. In addition, needles that are hard to pull off are indicative of a fresh tree. Finally, inspect the trunk and ensure that it is sticky with sap. A fresh tree is less likely to become a fire hazard. If you are buying an artificial tree, look for a “fire resistant” label.
  2. Tree Placement: Once you have selected the right tree, cut off roughly 2 inches from the base and place it in a secure, water-holding stand. Make sure you keep water in the stand at all times to prevent your tree from drying out. Avoid placing your tree near fireplaces, radiators, or other sources that emit heat. Do not place your tree where it blocks doorways or exits.
  3. Inspect Your Lights: For Christmas trees, only use indoor lights that do not emit heat, such as LED lights. If you are using multiple strands of lights, plug them into various circuits around your home so you do not overload a single electrical outlet. Check for broken sockets, frayed wires, and loose bulbs. Discard and replace any damaged lights immediately. Lastly, ensure that your Christmas tree lights are unplugged in the evenings before bed.
  4. Ornamental Attachments: Take proper precautions when hanging ornaments from your Christmas trees. Use a ladder or step stool for out of reach places in order to avoid knocking your tree over. Fragile ornaments should not be on the lower part of your tree where children and pets have easy access. Additionally, lighted candles or flammable items should never be placed anywhere on your Christmas tree.

Choose an experienced landscaping and tree service company for all your landscaping and tree needs.

Call Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. at (215) 822-3886 today or contact us using our online form and we will be in touch with you soon. 

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Common Evergreen Plants in PA

Discover the Best Evergreen Plants for a Beautiful Yard all Year Round 

Whether you live in the snowy northeastern region or sunny southwest, evergreens are among the most reliable types of plants that offer year-round color, quality, and privacy. There are countless types of evergreen plants that are able to tolerate a wide range of conditions, making them the perfect choice for homeowners across PA. To help you narrow down your choice, it’s important to make sure your evergreen plant is suited to your specific climate which can be verified on the plant label or description. Also, in order for your evergreen plant to thrive, plant it correctly according to its specifications and plan ahead for its growth. 

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