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The True Risks of DIY Tree Pruning

By |2020-06-26T08:10:06+00:00May 20th, 2020|Blog, Ned Patchett Consulting|

Ned Patchett Tree Care & Consulting Explains the Common Pitfalls Homeowners Encounter When They Try DIY Tree Pruning It’s certainly true that we live in an age of DIY everything. Need to lay flooring? Watch a YouTube video. Want to redo your kitchen backsplash? Pinterest to the rescue. Change the motor in your car? You

Turf Magazine Feature – Keep An Eye On Lawn And Tree Disease

By |2019-06-21T04:27:46+00:00June 21st, 2019|Blog, News|

SEE ORIGINAL ARTICLE FEATURE AT TURFMAGAZINE.COM   By Lindsey Getz From the Spring 2019 Issue As a lawn care operator, you’re in the business of producing well-maintained and lush green lawns and landscapes. But the unpredictability of weather and the prevalence of certain diseases (as a result of changing weather and site conditions) can make

Choose Your Trees

By |2020-01-20T21:19:33+00:00April 24th, 2019|Blog|

From improved curb value and increased privacy to temperature moderation and erosion control, investing time and resources into your home’s landscaping can bring you a host of economic, social, health, and environmental benefits. Whatever your reason for wanting to include trees in your yard, choosing the right tree can be difficult. It’s important to consider

Helping Your Fruit Trees Flourish

By |2020-01-20T21:26:46+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Blog|

The California climate is perfect for growing a variety of trees and plants in your home landscape. The scents, the colors and the beauty reflect the personality of a home, even a neighborhood as cities and developers often work in concert to cultivate a tree canopy plan that meets not only aesthetic needs but environmental

Preparing Your Trees for Storm Damage

By |2020-01-20T21:25:05+00:00January 4th, 2019|Blog|

The horrific and destructive wildfires that are sweeping across California have thousands of homeowner asking, “What can I do to protect my home?” Ned Patchett Consulting extends its sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones as a result of the fires and empathizes those who have lost their homes. We hope the healing

Protecting Your Trees From Sudden Oak Death

By |2020-01-20T21:34:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|Blog|

Trees provide so much value in both residential and commercial properties. It’s easy to spend time enjoying the shade of our foundation trees and admiring the height and beauty of mature trees that stand majestically in the California sky. While trees are planted for their beauty and enjoyment, it’s imperative that you take some time

Droughts & Trees – Bay Area Considerations

By |2020-01-20T21:36:29+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Blog|

Your landscape trees provide personality and curb appeal to your home. You plant them, nourish them and provide them with TLC. As trees grow, they become landmarks for visitors, a place to hide during a game of hide and seek and a great spot to sit and read your favorite book. Trees also provide a

Fertilizing Trees Equals Long-term Health

By |2020-01-20T21:40:44+00:00September 15th, 2018|Blog, Tree Care and Related Services|

Your lawn, shrubs and annuals are fertilized on a regular basis to help them establish strong roots and become more resistant to disease and pests that can cause decline. What about your trees? Do they require routine fertilization? In forests, trees receive plenty of nutrients, but in urban landscapes and corporate campuses, nutrients can be

Using Landscape Fire Breaks to Protect Your Home

By |2020-01-20T21:40:53+00:00September 4th, 2018|Blog|

The horrific and destructive wildfires that are sweeping across California have thousands of homeowners asking, “What can I do to protect my home?” Ned Patchett Consulting extends its sympathies to the families who have lost loved ones as a result of the fires, and empathizes with those who have lost their homes. We hope the

One of Life’s Mysteries, Summer Branch Drop

By |2020-01-20T21:41:01+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Blog|

It’s common to look for broken or damaged tree limbs after a storm. However, don’t get lulled into thinking that’s the only time you’ll find branches in your yard. On windless high 80- and 90-digit degree days, branches can suddenly fall in your neighborhood. What causes it?  Too much heat? Too little water? Another aftermath