Tim Daly

One of a homeowner’s worst nightmares is damage to their septic tank system causing wastewater to seep out into their yard and sewage to back-up in their homes. Many factors can lead to septic system problems, but one of the most common causes are the roots of trees and shrubs seeking out the septic system for water and nutrients.

Tim Daly

People travel thousands of miles to search for rare and elusive bird species inhabiting exotic locations such as the frigid tundra in Alaska or the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica. However, one does not need to travel long distances to observe diverse species of birds as their backyard garden can potentially attract a multitude of bird species.

Tim Daly

Homeowners depend on a variety of equipment to accomplish home landscaping tasks. During winter, most of it is not used and should be appropriately stored. However, some preparation is necessary before putting it away.

Fall is an excellent time of the year to install trees and shrubs. During the cold weather months, the top part of the plants grow very slowly, but the roots will continue to grow and expand. By the next growing season, they are better established and can tolerate the hot, dry conditions of the summer.

Pests, whether they are insects, weeds, or plant diseases, are a fact of life in the home and garden.  One of the most efficient ways to control them is to practice “integrated pest management” or IPM, which anticipates problems and uses preventative measures. 

Tim Daly

Ornamental grasses thrive in hot, dry conditions that are common during the summer months in our area.  They have attractive features and come in a variety of colors and textures.