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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:50

Welcoming February

Doesn’t February seem hopeful that spring is just around the corner? This month we do get the first sign of spring with some emerging green. Get ready for spring gardening by sharpening your tools, and replace any that may be broken. If you have moving tools, make sure they are cleaned and re-oiled. It’s best to work with equipment that makes the job simpler.

 

Be careful of the lawn grasses while the ground is still frozen. Damage can be caused by walking or driving on frozen grass. If clearing a driveway use organic kitty litter, sawdust or sand instead of salt to preserve your lawn and plants. Salt may cause damage to dormant greens.

 

If you start to prune your plants, look for praying mantis eggs and put them back. Praying mantises eats pesky bugs. Also be sure to water any plants that are newer. Cold air actually removes moisture in the winter and they need water to replenish and be able to grow and stay healthy.

 

Join a group on social media to share ideas and talk about the upcoming spring plants and get tips to make your garden fun, fresh and new! Join a garden club and trade seeds, learn about planting techniques and meet some like-minded people that you enjoy being with.

 

Spring is definitely an exciting and renewing season to look forward to, but who says you have to wait for it to arrive. Start your planning now. Here is a website you may find interesting. Danny Lipford is a popular home improvement show host. Here are some of his tips for February lawn and garden to do lists: https://www.todayshomeowner.com/february-lawn-garden-to-do-list/

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It’s not always easy to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. If you are single are you thinking about engagement rings? If you’re married, is your spouse still romantic or is V-Day just another Hallmark invention to make sales? Maybe you have children that have a Valentine card exchange at their school and you want them to have the coolest V-day box to show off!

 

Whatever your reason to celebrate the biggest day of “expressions of love” let’s toss some ideas around to help make it not-so mind boggling. The options are overwhelming what possibilities await. There’s candlelight dinner, dancing, movie, horse/buggy ride, flowers, chocolates, gifts of jewelry, cards…oh, there’s so many choices. What does one do?

 

Well, first of all, you may want to know the person’s preference. Just general conversation about likes and dislikes can eliminate some of the options. Some people, believe it or not, don’t like to be fussed over. Some don’t even like chocolate. Does the person you want to take dancing even know how to dance? So, see? It’s a little helpful to find out what the person you would like to show your romantic side to actually likes.

 

Children on the other hand love the idea of opening gifts, and being surprised. What’s more fun than finding a cute stuffed animal, some favorite candy and maybe a game they always wanted waiting for them at breakfast? What about the hours of constructing the perfect V-day gift box to take to school to carry the so-carefully-selected cards to hand out to their friends? Shoe boxes were the rave a couple decades ago, but now it’s about who has the wildest constructed characters that take up the whole back seat of the car. But, you do it for them, because that is the greatest form of love from parent to child to let them know you support and appreciate them.

 

One last thing, have you thought about what you are going to do for yourself? Yes, you! Why not? Buy the shoes; eat the cake…as they say! Do what makes you feel good and when you feel good, you make everyone feel good around you. That is your gift of love to yourself and to those who are in your daily life. Have the best Valentine’s Day yet!

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Caring for your own trees and landscape is never easy. Sometimes, the upkeep becomes more than you can bear. Our company understands, and offers the equipment, services, and care they need to continue to thrive for years to come.

 

Clients continuously turn to us looking for experienced arborist professionalism, because we have essential experience in tree climbing, trimming, fertilizing, and so much more.

 

We’ve all been there. A tree falls during a lighting storm or winter ice and there are branches and debris everywhere. What do you do? Try cleaning it up yourself? Try cutting a large tree up to haul heavy roots, branches and trunk? Hope the other trees surrounding the house don’t fall? Cry?Those in the know call our company for fast, effective service.

 

Suppose your business has snow and ice covering your parking lot that you just don’t have the equipment to clear it safely for your clients? Let the experienced experts handle that job for you. That is what we do great and we love what we do!

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 15:24

Fertilizing Trees in the Fall

With trees going dormant, now is a perfect time to have them fertilized. Our formulation will give trees the strength and vitality they need to stay healthy. When you do tree maintenance you will have trees that are resistant to disease and pests. Some of the nutrients will have a chance to be absorbed by the roots and will already be in the ground when the roots resume functioning in the spring. 
Roots continue growing and absorbing nutrients long after the leaves fall, often into December, and begin work again in the spring before the leaves return.  A tree may be getting adequate nutrients from the soil already, but it may benefit from additional fertilizer to keep it growing at its best. 
Give us a call today to set up your fall tree fertilization so you will enjoy your happy, healthy trees for years to come.
 
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Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:53

Winter is a Great Time for Tree Maintenance

While we might not think about cutting trees in cold weather; it is the perfect time while the sap is low. Winter can be harsh on branches that could break off from heavy winds, ice or snow, so preparing trees to withstand the damage of winter is one of our specialties.

 

Trees, when properly cared for, provide shade to keep summer cooling costs down in buildings during hot summers when the air conditioning is on. Trees also increase property value. Unlike forest trees, the well-maintained landscape tree is much fuller and shapely. Healthy trees provide homes for wildlife such as birds and squirrels, plus we reap the benefits of the fruit and nuts we enjoy consuming.

 

Let our certified arborists analyze your tree maintenance needs. We stay on top of the latest trends, education, certification and equipment to give you the service you expect! Call us today to discuss how we can prepare your trees for this coming winter!

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Did you know? Trees can actually communicate with each other. They emit a chemical into the air to warn the other trees that they are about to be infested with insects. They can actually combat leaf eating insects by some of the chemicals they produce. Some wildlife are keen to this chemical that attracts them to come feast on the pests that infest.

Trees are also able to talk to each other through an underground network; kind of like the internet via the soil where they share nutrients. Fungi that rest on the roots assist trees’ communication by linking each tree to one another. Who knew that trees emit excess carbon to young seedlings to strengthen their survival?

So, you see some facts about trees are simply incredible and a forest will grow, survive, revive and show us that we must turn around and see the trees for the forest.

Read more about astounding trees: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/03/wisdom-of-trees/

Next time you are planning your landscape think about the curb appeal trees offer. They will bring color, interest and life to your yard for years to come.

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Monday, 16 February 2015 16:15

Living Life Abundantly

Do you know what you’re passionate about? Have you tapped into what really makes you happy? Isn’t life about living abundantly?  When it seems we can’t quite put our finger on the secret of happiness, finding your passion, being creative, using the talents that God gave you can help you find that happiness and open up a whole new, abundant life. Even if you are not working every day in a field that makes you feel complete, you can find that completeness in many other ways. Volunteer at your church, work with the youth, paint, draw, sing, create and find ways to be helpful to others.

Life is short, unpredictable and to be lived one moment at a time. Ask yourself, what have I always wanted to do? Stretch yourself, live beyond you and make a difference! There’s never a time when it’s too late to make a change and to find your abundant, happy life.

Sometimes when our lives are too busy, we overlook the empty spot that lies within. That’s the time we need to be still and see what’s missing. Let others take care of a few things to free up some time to find your “happy” and then to live your abundant life. Hire someone to clean, let someone else change your oil, mow your grass, run your errands or push your snow and trim your trees.

Remember, McCullough’s is here for you. Free up some time and find what truly makes you happy.

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Friday, 17 October 2014 14:35

What makes us a great tree service?

Here’s a shout out to Columbus, Granville, Newark, Zanesville and surrounding areas. If you are in these Ohio areas, you need to know why you want McCullough’s Tree Service to work for you!

1)      They’re professional

2)      They’re prompt

3)      They’re knowledgeable

4)      They do the job right

5)      When they leave, you’re happy and want them to come back

6)      They’re up to date on training and certification

7)      They value your time and your business

McCullough’s Tree Service is all that and then some!

Now is a great time to take a look around your property and see where we can help you. Let us come out and give you a free consultation. Get your trees in shape now, so when spring arrives next year, you are sporting the best looking property around.

Let’s talk winter snow and ice removal. You know winter weather is on the way, there’s no escaping it so why not get ready now. McCullough’s Tree Service is prepared with up-to-date equipment and highly trained team members who can get the job done right every time on time! Call today and get your driveway or parking area ready. No job too big or too small!

Covering Zanesville, Granville, Columbus, Newark and surrounding areas, we are everywhere you are.

 

 

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