October 2017

Where Did All These Ladybugs Come From?!

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Seeing ladybugs in your home? You’re not alone! If you’re like many area residents, you may have noticed a good number of ladybugs hanging around both inside and outside your house. You’re probably wondering “where did all these ladybugs come from?” While your first instinct may be to recoil from the insects, have no fear: […]

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October 2017

Fall Yard Chores: Your October Checklist

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A new season has started and autumn is here. The days are shorter and the nights are cooler – and there’s no shortage of fall yard work to do to clean up after summer and get ready for winter. Here are some tasks to undertake in October: Broadleaf weed control Next to fertilization, weed control […]

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August 2017

Any Time is a Good Time to Prune

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Did you know that any time is a good time to prune your trees and shrubs?  It’s true. And if the tree’s condition presents a danger, you should prune it right away. There are several reasons to prune a tree: To keep its shape and improve appearance; To remove an branch that’s rubbing against another […]

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August 2017

Your August Tree & Yard Checklist

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It feels like summer just got here and – wouldn’t you know it – fall’s just around the corner. August tree and yard chores bridge the gap between summer and fall: That means maintaining things through the last of summer’s heat and getting things ready for the cooler weather. So here’s your August tree, garden […]

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Summer is here, which means it’s peak time for yard work, pest control, and tree care. To help you out, here’s a checklist of landscape tasks for the months of June and July: June 1. Inspect & treat for defoliating caterpillars like the gypsy moth. Gypsy moths are an invasive species that cause deforestation. They […]

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June 2017

Bugged by Ticks? You’re Not Alone.

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You’ve probably heard a lot already this season about ticks. While UNH Extension Entomologist Alan Eaton told NHPR that the drought earlier this year in New Hampshire caused tick populations to show only a slight increase this year, it’s important to know that almost all of New Hampshire is considered a high-risk area for ticks. […]

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