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Care   Removing dead or damaged branches is beneficial to your trees during stressful times.  
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The hail storms, high temperatures and dry conditions of June put a lot of stress on our trees in Colorado. 

What is the best way to react to to conditions?

The weather conditions that occur in June often strip trees of leaves, damage branches, cause root dieback and deplete energy reserves.  It is very important to react to these conditions appropriately so we don't further stress out our trees.  Many people react to hail storms and the slow growth of early summer by bombarding their trees with high rates of fertilizer and water.  High rates of fertilizer encourages trees to push out new growth during a time when they should only be maintaining their canopies, not developing new ones.  Additionally, making sure that water is applied based on the tree's needs is very crucial.  Applying too much water at a time when transpiration is low and roots are dying due to heat is dangerous.  Too much water will cause more roots to dieback and further stress out your trees. 

Monitoring your trees during these difficult times will afford you the information to supply the care your trees need in the amounts they need.  In the long run this will save you time, money and reduce the stress to your trees.


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As the nice spring conditions give way to the heat and dryness of summer the turf will pay the price. A common disease known as Ascochyta has been popping up all over town.

Damage from this leaf disease is extremely unsightly.  Patches of infected tissue can eventually take over an entire lawn.  Managing turf with high quality slow release fertilizer is key to reducing the likelihood of widespread infections.

Ascochyta leaf blight has become a common problem on Kentucky bluegrass lawns in Colorado. Large uniform areas of affected turf will turn straw-colored. Leaves usually start dying back from the tips.

Ascochyta can occur throughout the growing season, but is more prevalent in the spring when there are extended wet periods.

The first line of defense against Ascochyta leaf blight is to manage the turf properly.

Proper irrigation is also a valuable tool to maintaining a healthy lawn.  Reducing the thatch layer where the spores reside will help to limit the severity of Ascochyta outbreaks.  Infections from this disease often resembles drought stress and can make it difficult to properly identify an infection.  If you believe an infection is present in your turf, take a sample to your local extension agent (Colorado State Extension) for analysis.


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Get to know us.

We know that our dedicated employees contribute so much to the success of our company. We are proud to take a moment in our newsletter and introduce you to a team member each month.

This July Brenda is one of our dedicated employees we'd like you to get to know.

Brenda has been consistently dedicated to quality work with Mountain High for 10 years.  She has been on every commercial and residential property we provide lawn services for, therefore, is knowledgeable and confident in the applications she provides.  Mountain High thanks Brenda and we are glad to have her as part of our team. 


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As the temps heat up be sure to have your irrigation system at the ready.

Many homeowners who recently completed a landscape renovation are now enjoying the fruits of their labor.  Unfortunately, the work is never done when it comes to maintaining a healthy landscape.  The extreme heat puts a tremendous amount of stress on new landscapes with their newly planted trees and shrubs.  These newly planted trees have small root system that are trying to support the new growth of spring.  Ensuring proper amounts of water for these trees is essential to minimizing the probability of death in newly planted trees.  Be sure to check, check and recheck your irrigation system throughout the entire season, but especially when the temperatures reach into the 90's.


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Plant Health Care

Aphids, mites, plantbugs, mealybugs and scale populations are exploding this year.  Read More »

Conditions have been ideal for many plant pests to thrive in 2010.  Be sure to monitor your trees, shrubs and turf for pest population changes.

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Tree Summer Edition
July 9, 2010
   
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MHT ~ SEASONAL TOPICS
from Craig Little

Craig LittleTip of the Month:

Caring for your
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In July, vegetable and herb gardens may be stressed by prolonged periods of heat and drought.  Plan on regular watering to maintain healthy growth.  If you haven't applied organic mulches around plants, do so now.  Mulches help conserve water and maintain uniform moisture in the root zone.  They also suppress weed growth that competes for water and nutrients.  Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the plants, leaving space for air circulation to discourage pests from nesting at the base of the plants.  Organic mulches preserve soil moisture, discourages weed growth and keep foliage, fruit and vegetables clean.


Customer Testimonials:

Excellent job at a reasonable price, everyone did a great job. 
Toni, Denver 
Customer since 2007 

Impressive service.  Everyone is so personable and knowledgeable.
Patty, Arvada
Customer since 2007

Overall quality of work was 5 star.  The work crew was outstanding, out tree looks fantastic. 
Mary & John, Centennial Customer since 2001

The guy who worked on my junipers is an artist.  He did a GREAT job. The Maple also looks great.
John, Denver
Customer since 2003


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