The Greenwood Group, LLC is proud to announce 10 years of operation in 2013. We would like to recognize our employees and celebrate their importance in our growth through our first 10 years. We attribute our survival and achievements to the loyalty and confidence of our clients. The Greenwood Group, LLC looks forward to maintaining and improving your landscapes across St. Louis and St. Charles counties for many more years to come!
Most structural defects that occur in older trees can be prevented by pruning when the plant is young. This practice can extend the life of the tree and help property owners avoid the need for more expensive practices later on. Structural pruning of young, developing trees provides a desirable and stable form at maturity and is one of the best investments that consumers can make in their landscape.
It is time to start planning for insect control and crabgrass prevention. Insect control on trees and shrubs is crucial at this time of the season for nuisance insects, such as spider mites, that overwinter on plant material. An application of dormant oil will coat and suffocate any eggs on a plant, preventing harmful damage to your plants in the spring.
Don’t get caught before it’s too late, apply pre emergent for crabgrass early! Once soil temps reach 55 degrees, crabgrass will germinate.
Mulch installation is another service we provide in the early spring for our clients. Mulching may seem like a simple task but it is important to take into account several factors before and during the installation of mulch. We see so many beds and tree rings in the area with an unnecessary amount of mulch. Some may think this is ok but too much mulch can harm your plant material. So during spring cleans ups and bed edgings, landscapers should take into account how much mulch is installed in their beds. If there is mulch piled around trunks of trees and crowns of plants, it should be removed or pulled away and cultivated in the bed. We should look at mulching as a top dress of a maximum of 2”. Remember, the mulch from the previous year hasn’t just disappeared and will still provide you with water retention and weed control. We are looking to refresh when mulching and if managed properly with cultivations throughout the season a top dress is all that is needed.
Greenwood Goes Green
March 11, 2013 –In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we will be using propane fuel on our converted and newly purchased propane powered mowers.
The Greenwood Group, LLC managers and ground service personnel are transitioning to propane fueled equipment as an environmentally sustainable fuel solution. This is the first step in providing complete environmentally conscious landscape management to St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
BENEFITS OF PROPANE
-GREEN Alternative Fuel
-Reduced Emissions by 70%-80%
-97% of propane is produced in North America
-Virtually no fuel vapors
-Propane cannot contaminate soil or ground water