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Planting season is just around the corner: 

Choosing to plant a tree is always a good thing, so we would like to help with some species that have the best chance to thrive in our difficult climate... see trees in the spotlight

Re-sodding Dead Lawn Spots:

Dead spots in your lawn are ugly and embarrassing.  Here are some effective steps to make sure your efforts to fix dead spots succeed.

To get started you must clear the area of the remaining dead grass.  If any weeds have germinated they must also be dug out or treated with a post emergent herbicide and allowed to sit for one week.  Tilling of the upper 4" to 6" will allow easy mixing of additional soil amendments such as organic matter and high quality top soil.  Before the new sod is put into place the cultivated area must be smoothed over and graded.  

The new sod should be kept thoroughly wet to a depth of at least 4" and watered three to five times a day during the first seven to fourteen days depending on the heat of the season.  It is important to keep foot traffic off the sod so it may take root.

As the sod begins to grow it is important to maintain a good height.  The first mowing should not be done for the first two weeks after the sod has been laid.  Optimum height is 3", and it is crucial not to remove more than 1/3 of the total height at any one mowing.  With careful attention your efforts and your lawn will quickly flourish.  Do not mow for at least 2 weeks or until the lawn has grown to 2-1/2".


Early Snowfalls Have Dwindled

Despite periodic snowfalls in the metro area, the moisture has not been adequate to keep our plants healthy and ready for spring.

The moisture that arrived in October has dropped off dramatically and the promise of a winter filled with sledding, skiing and snowboarding has not come to pass.  The total amount of moisture in Denver from 11/1/09 through 1/26/10 is less than 1.5" with January's total being less than 1/10 of an inch.  The need for supplemental watering for recently planted trees is always important during the winter, but at current levels it becomes very important for larger trees to recieve supplemental watering as well.

Contest Tree Winner:

To launch our new website and encourage you to sign up to our Tree Top Times e-newsletter, we ran a tree giveaway contest. Mr. & Mrs. Myers of Lakewood were the lucky winners of our first contest to recieve a free tree.  Stay tuned for the updates and photos of the tree planting this spring.   

 
2010 Proposals Are On Their Way
Please keep an eye on your mailbox for your 2010 Plant Health Care proposal.  We are ready to answer any questions you may have so don't hesitate to call.  Please remember that many of our applications are time sensitive and it is important to return your proposals as soon as possible.

Spring Landscape Projects
Be sure not to miss the Colorado Garden and Home Show, at the Colorado Convention Center, February 13-21st. www.gardeningcolorado.com

Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape will have a garden display and we will be available to answer questions about any new projects you may have in the works.  Our display booth number is #1469 - we hope to see you there!

Have a good month.
Ralph Bronk
Ralph Bronk
and the MHT Team

TREES IN THE SPOTLIGHT 

 
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Crabapple, Spring Snow – Malus x ‘Spring Snow’

Spread: 15-20'
Height:  25-30'
Crown Uniformity:  symmetrical canopy with a regular (smooth) outline and individuals have more or less identical crown forms.
Crown Shape: Oval and upright
Crown Density:  Dense
Flower Color:  White
Flower Characteristics:  Spring flowering and very showy
Uses:  Bonsai, Espalier, parking lot islands, buffer strips around parking lots or for median strip planning on the highway, tree lawns, near a deck or patio, specimen, residential street tree.  Tree has been successful in urban areas with poor drainage and compacted soil with droughty conditions. 


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Autumn Brillance Serviceberry - Amelanchier x grandiflora

Spread:  15-25'
Height:  15-25'
Crown Uniformity:  Symmetrical canopy with a regular (smooth) outline and individuals have more or less identical crown forms.
Crown Shape:  Upright, vase
Crown Density:  Moderate
Growth Rate:  Slow
Uses:  Best in shrub borders or as a small ornamental tree.  Also effective in woodland or naturalized areas, particularly with dark or shaded backdrops which tend to highlight the form, flowers and fall color of the plant.  Also effective along stream banks and ponds.


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Heritage River Birch - Betula nigra 'Cully'

Spread:  20-30'
Height:  40-50'
Crown Uniformity:  Symmetrical canopy with a regular (smooth) outline and individuals
 have more or less identical crown forms.
Crown Shape:  Broad Pyramid
Crown Density:  Moderate
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Uses:  Good for clump or single specimen.  Useful in parks, residential areas, plaza plantings, larger residences, public grounds, parks, golf courses and city streets.  Shade is light and allows turf to grow.  Useful along streams and in natural areas.
 


Check out our website for more tips:
www.mountainhightree.com
  Winter Edition
February 7, 2010
   
  Mountain High Tree,
Lawn & Landscape

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Lakewood, CO, 80214


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Colorado Springs, CO 80910
   
 

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MHT ~ SEASONAL TOPICS
from Craig Little

Craig LittleTip of the Month:

It's time to renew shrubs that produce colorful winter bark such as dogwoods.  Cut out at least one-third to one-half of the oldest canes to the ground.  Any overly long branches can be headed back to shorter branches that are growing the same direction.


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Coupon code (0210DRW) must be included with payment in order to recieve discount.


Customer Testimonials:

I am writing to let you know how pleased I was with the service rendered by your employees who came to do this work.  They were so pleasant and did an outstanding job of cleaning up after the tree was down.  Throughout the many years I have used Mountain High Tree, I have never been disappointed with the service provided.  I would not hesitate to recommend you to others who may need the services your company can provide. Kathryn, Lakewood Customer since 2000

Gave advice and helped me decide on a reasonably priced option. 
Pierce, Denver  
Customer since 2002

Estimate given when they said they would be by; workers did an excellent job!! Very pleased, would highly recommend your company. Nancy, Lakewood Customer since 2001

You always do a good job. 
Glen, Lakewood
Customer since 1999

"Our historic 118-year-old American Elm thanks to the TLC given it by Mountain High Tree Care, it is still going strong.  Mountain High's informed treatments have stopped problems as they have occurred, resulting in renewed vitality and healthier appearance.
Dave Munger, Past President Old North End Neighborhood, Colorado Springs

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