Trees Need TLC Too
Feb 15, 2019
Mature and healthy trees offer shade, beauty, and increased value to your property if they are given proper attention and a little “TLC”. They vary significantly in their maintenance requirements. Proper care and added nutrients and insect control can aid in establishing health and vitality to your trees and shrubs. If left to battle the ailments on their own they can easily succumb to disease and insects and could eventually wither away.
Many of us have enjoyed the unseasonably warmer temperatures this winter, but these conditions may present the early arrival of insects and pests. Starting a tree care program now will help combat the possible early onset of insect damage this year.
Call or email us today at (208) 585-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our tree care program. Your trees and shrubs will thank you! We offer FREE estimates!
Time For Dormant Oil Applications
We will begin our dormant oil applications this month as long as mother nature continues to cooperate. Dormant oil sprays can be used any time between leaf drop in the fall and bud break in the spring. The dormant oil is basically a waxy film that covers the trunk and branches of deciduous trees and shrubs suffocating any insect eggs that are present.
We highly recommend adding this service to your tree and shrubs this month. Call or email us today for a FREE dormant oil estimate at (208) 585-9400 or email@example.com! Your trees and shrubs will thank you!
Here is an article from the University of Colorado with more information on Dormant Oil use:
Insect Control: Horticultural Oilshttps://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/insect/05569.pdf
We are Grateful!
Jan 31, 2019
As we finish removing all of the Christmas lights this week we can’t help but feel lucky we live where we live! Our weather has been very cooperative and mild compared to the northeast side of our nation experiencing polar temps! Brrrrr!! Our crews had a very safe season and we are grateful for that!
The Benefits of Having a Lawn & Tree Care Program
Jan 25, 2019
As we wrap up our light season it’s time to get ready for our lawn care season! We work hard to provide great services that simplify your life and keep your landscape healthy. Having a regular care program for your lawn, trees, and shrubs will help prevent disease and insects while providing you with a great looking landscape. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
The first service we offer in the year are tree and shrub dormant oil applications. We will be starting this service in February (weather pending of course). Other season-long services we offer include the following:
- Lawn Fertilization
- Lawn Weed Control
- Lawn Disease & Insect Control
- Shrub & Small Tree Care
- Shrub Bed Weed Control
- Large Tree Fertilization
- Tree Iron Injections
- Tree Insecticide Trunk Injections
- Perimeter Spider Barrier
- Lawn Aerations
Give us a call today if you have any questions or would like more information about any of our services! 208-585-9400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepay Now and Save 5%
Jan 18, 2019
Now is the time to take advantage of our prepay discount we offer on our summer services. By prepaying early you will save 5%. Payments are due by the end of February. Don’t delay and check this off your list early! Beat the spring rush and give us a call or email today if you would like more information about our 2019 prepay discount program, 208-585-9400 or email@example.com.
Christmas Light Removals Begin
Jan 11, 2019
We started our light takedowns on January 2nd. The weather forecast looks good so we should be able to move very quickly. In the many seasons we have been removing Christmas lights we typically have everyone’s lights down by the end of January with the exception of the year of “Snowmageddon”. In order to do this we will be removing lights systematically throughout the valley in a geographical order. You do not need to call us to schedule your take down and we will not be calling ahead to schedule your removal. We appreciate all of our clients cooperation, patience, and understanding as we work safely and quickly to get everyone’s lights down.
As a reminder our schedule relies heavily on the weather and the conditions on roofs and in gutters. When roofs and gutters are frozen it is far better to wait for a slight warming for two reasons: first, it keeps our crews safe, and second, in icy conditions lights and clips are frozen into gutters and easily break. We watch the weather and temperature very closely and take it day by day. Thank you!
Zing Lawn & Tree Care Team Attends Idaho Horticulture Expo
Jan 31, 2019
Our lawn and tree care applicators attended the Idaho Horticulture Expo in downtown Boise last month. They attend this conference each January to update their licensing certification. We are proud to call these men part of our professional team. They are great guys and take pride in their work! We appreciate their continued investment into their certifications and education! Some of the courses they attended include:
– Tree Disorder and Diagnosis
– Managing Emerald Ash Borers
– Successful Weed Control Using Pre-Emergents
– Management of Aphids and Scales
– Turf Pest Management
Hats Off to Our Crews!
Hats off to our crews! We are very grateful for our employees and all the hard work they put into our Christmas light season this year! From our installers to our office staff everyone of them did a remarkable job to get the lights up! They have been working tirelessly and we could not have done it with out them. They are fine people and we are proud to have them a part of Zing! We hope they can now have some time themselves to get ready for the holiday season with their families!
Snow Mold Prevention
Now that winter is here it is a good time to remind ourselves how to take care of our lawns during the dormant season. One major common winter disease is snow mold. Snow mold, also known as snow rot, occurs when snow, leaves or other debris stays on the ground for extended periods of time during the winter months. The longer the lawn is suffocated the more the snow mold will spread. We noticed quite a bit of it in the valley the winter of “Snowmageddon” as we were forced to heap more snow onto our lawns than normal that winter, but it can happen whenever a lawn is suffocated during the winter season. Here are a few helpful tips to prevent snow mold from occurring on your lawn. Obviously some of these items should have been taken care of earlier in the season, but it is still informative nonetheless. Just be sure to do all you can to help your lawn survive the winter season.
- Mow your lawn a little shorter than usual in preparation for winter. Extra-long grass is a breeding ground for snow mold.
- Rake up your leaves and keep your lawn as clear as you can. Leaves, snow and debris can suffocate a lawn and is an ideal environment for snow mold.
- Go easy on nitrogen as too much applied late in the season can invite snow mold. Make sure your last lawn food application is a quality slow-release lawn winterizer.
- Avoid creating large piles of snow. As you clear snow from sidewalks and driveways avoid creating deep snow piles on the lawn that take a long time to melt.
- Rake the infected area to break up the crusted, matted grass as soon as the weather permits.
- If you suspect snow mold in the spring overseed the damaged areas of your lawn to speed recovery.
Keep a good eye on your lawn this winter and feel free to contact us anytime if you suspect any issues arising. You can call or email us at 208-585-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corwyn’s Cause ~ A Time of Giving
Once again it will be our privilege to help “brighten the skies” of several well deserving families this holiday season! We are happy to be a part of this great program and will be helping light up 17 homes this season. Corwyn’s Cause is a local Treasure Valley non-profit organization whose mission is to bring uplifting support to medically fragile and terminally ill children and their families. While in the hospital these type of patients receive visits from charities, support groups, superheros, santas, and receive gifts, etc. When they move to hospice care they find themselves alone and without emotional support as charities do not work with children’s hospice.
View a KTVB interview from 2017:
Corwyn’s Cause reaches out to local organizations throughout the Treasure Valley locating services and products that might lift the spirits of these struggling children and their families. This is a great cause! If you would like to donate so these products and services, including our Christmas light service, can be made available to more families please visit their site and click on the donate button – Thank you!
Donate to Corwyn’s Cause: