OPC Blog - Organic Care For Trees, Lawn & Landscapes
On this page, you'll find all of our many blog posts on tree and lawn care, common pests and diseases, DIY techniques, the best trees and shrubs for your property, seasonal tips, and so much more. Enjoy!
We are proud to announce that Tim Daley recently completed the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association. Here’s what that means for our customers…Read More
Many shrubs, especially broadleaf evergreens like hollies, boxwood, laurels and rhododendrons, can be easily damaged by brutal winter weather. Instead of lush green leaves, you end up with crispy brown ones. So we’re sharing these autumn shrub care tips to help you protect your valuable shrubs from severe winter conditions.Read More
Homeowners often water their lawns incorrectly in summer, causing lasting damage. Follow these summer lawn watering guidelines to help your turfgrass to stay green and vigorous until cooler temperatures arrive in fall. Plus, learn how to help it recover from summer damage.Read More
Do the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like lace? If so, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Are brown patches appearing in your lawn? It could be grubs – the immature form of Japanese beetles. Learn how to control both to minimize the damage safely, effectively and organically.Read More
If dead patches appear in your lawn this summer, it might be a chinch bug infestation. Here’s how to get rid of this destructive lawn pest and stop it from killing your lawn.Read More
What does “organic” mean when it comes to lawn care? Is organic lawn care better than conventional/synthetic lawn fertilization, weed control, and pest management? What does it really take to “do organic” properly? And why does it cost more?
In this article, we answer those questions and more about organic lawn service.Read More
Parasitic wasps are one of the many beneficial insects you may want to invite to your garden. Learn why you’ll love having them as garden pest control.Read More
Learn why we received the 2020 Small Business Growth Client Award from NJSBDC for our overall business achievements in 2020.Read More
Valued for its dappled shade and mottled, exfoliating bark, the American Sycamore is a large specimen tree that needs plenty of room to grow. Learn all about its preferred growing conditions, appearance, pest and disease issues, and maintenance requirements.Read More
Known for its beautiful burgundy foliage that turns a lovely shade of copper in fall, the copper beech is a wonderful specimen tree for larger spaces. Learn all about its preferred growing conditions, appearance, pest and disease issues, and maintenance requirements.Read More
We answer all of your questions about beneficial insects in your garden, including what they do, the different types, how to attract them, their many benefits, and what not to do if you want to get these incredible insects to come over to your house.Read More