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Lawn, Tree & Landscape Tips for Central NJ & Eastern PA

Facts About Spotted Lanternfly In New Jersey & Pennsylvania

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Spotted lanternfly is a destructive, invasive pest that has recently spread from Pennsylvania into New Jersey where it’s damaging crops, trees, fruit, herbs and more. Learn how to identify and report it, your treatment options and why removing Tree of Heaven is a good idea.

Are Your Trees Suffering From Summer Heat Stress?

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During the summer, trees sometimes suffer from heat stress. In this article, we go over what exactly it is, how you can spot it, and how you can keep your trees healthy and stress-free throughout the worst of the summer heat.

Organic Control of Japanese Beetles & White Grubs in Your NJ Landscape

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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.

The Problem With Lawns in New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

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Beautiful, lush green lawns – what could be wrong with that? Learn why we have lawns, the problems with lawns and the reasons for those problems. How do you avoid the issues? Keep reading …

What Is Organic Lawn Care & How Does It Work?

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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 about organic lawn service and more.

Protect Yourself From Over-Wintering Deer Ticks

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Did you know that our cold winter temperatures here in New Jersey do NOT kill off the deer tick population? Many of them manage to survive over the winter and come back in the spring hungry and ready to start feeding.

NJ Fertilizer Law – How It Applies To You

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In 2011, New Jersey enacted a law that governs the application of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer in the state of New Jersey. This law applies to both homeowners and landscape contractors. Here are the details you need to know.

OPC Earns TCIA Accreditation

TCIA accreditation for Organic Plant Care LLC

We just earned Accreditation from the Tree Care Industry Association, making us one of only 8 companies in New Jersey to meet the stringent criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and consumer satisfaction.

Benefits of Winter Pruning (For Your Trees & Your Wallet)

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Did you know that pruning trees in winter has many benefits? In some cases, it’s the only time of year to prune safely. Here are the details …

Does Deer Repellent Really Prevent Deer Damage?

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We’re often asked if deer repellent spray is a good way to stop deer from eating plants and shrubs, particularly during the tough winter months when it seems like deer will eat anything they can reach. Here’s the straight answer and our application advice.

Leaf Mulch & Leaf Compost: Turn Fall Leaves into Garden Gold

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Fall leaves are powerful garden allies. Most homeowners rake and bag them without a thought, but why not turn them into superb, sustainable, organic mulch or compost instead? Leaf mulch and compost are free, beautiful, and rich in organic matter. You’ll save money, and your garden will thank you.

5 Best Trees for Fall Color in Central NJ and PA

Fall is a great time of year for many trees, especially those with gorgeous fall color. We share our favorite trees with the best fall colors that do well in the eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey areas.

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