Use a certified professional arborist to prune large branches on mature trees. Visit out Need Help? locator map to find a landscape professional near you!
It may be tempting to tackle overgrown shrubs when the weather breaks in early spring, but you may prune off the flower buds by accident.
Either put up or clean out nesting boxes for birds. The birds are searching out nesting sites now and you can attract them with a clean bird house and perhaps some nesting materials. Place any nesting materials either on the ground, in the crotch of a tree or hanging on a tree limb. Placing a birdhouse near your vegetable garden will help with keeping insect pests such as grasshoppers and caterpillars under control.
MCH specialist Larry at Evergreen Tree & Landscape recommends Acer triflorum, a tree for all seasons! Also known as a three-flowered maple, the exfoliating light brown bark is an eye-catcher and the color of the leaves in fall is spectacular. It’s small to medium size (20–25 inches) and is a perfect fit for most landscapes. Easy to grow and tolerant of heat and drought.