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!
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
If your trees have “tents” in the branches and are losing leaves, it’s probably the Eastern tent caterpillar. Learn how to identify and control this pest.Read More
Often, a tree’s internal damage can’t be fully evaluated from the outside, and the behavior of a declining tree can’t be predicted. Learn to identify signs of serious damage to help prevent your trees from becoming a hazard.Read More
We share details on the rodents and other critters that eat or tear bark off trees in winter (some also eat tree roots), which trees they prefer, and how to prevent winter tree damage from these pesky varmints.Read More