Category: Tree & Shrubs

Lawn Care

5 Fun Facts About Ladybugs

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There are about 5,000 different species of ladybug around the world. But the most common here in North America is the ever-popular shiny red one with seven dots. Most people love ladybugs for their delicate looks and harmless demeanor. Farmers especially love ladybugs since they consume aphids and other tree- or shrub-destroying insects. Yet, there’s […]

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Tree Disease

3 Common Tree Diseases

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Whether your property has one tree or several, knowing the signs of tree disease is crucial. One sick tree could infect your entire lot, spreading to your landscaping as well as to neighboring yards. At Nature’s Select Triangle, we pride ourselves in working with nature and not against it to treat various tree diseases. Getting […]

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Tree & Shrubs

The Top 5 Flowering Shrubs for Your Landscape

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Planting shrubs in your landscaping is a great way to add contrast and texture. As woody perennials, these bushes can even add windbreaks when planted in clusters around your home. Yet, what many people fail to realize is that some shrubs can serve as both added greenery as well as give off pops of color. […]

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Tree & Shrubs

4 Tips for Choosing a Healthy New Tree

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Planting new trees on your property is a big project, as well as a long-term investment. Many homeowners don’t know what to look for in a healthy young sapling, so they come to us at Nature’s Select Sandhills. Our experience in tree and shrub care makes us a reliable source for all your tree-related needs. […]

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Tree & Shrubs

3 Tips to Fertilizing Shrubs

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Spring is upon us, and you might be getting ready to plant some new flowers and shrubs. While most mature trees don’t require much maintenance, your newly planted shrubs will require some extra care. This care and maintenance also includes fertilizing in the right way. Taking proper care of your young shrubs can really pay […]

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Tree & Shrubs

5 Types of Tree Pruning

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Pruning your trees has many different benefits, including keeping them healthy and strong. While it may seem counterproductive, cutting off large, heavy branches or diseased limbs can help your tree recover and make it even more disease-resistant. Still, most homeowners don’t take the time to research professional tree trimming or pruning until it’s too late. […]

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Tree & Shrubs

4 Fastest Growing Shrubs in North Carolina

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Landscape shrubs add a level of appeal and privacy to many lawns and flower beds. For many homeowners, shrubs provide a natural, clean way of keeping out unwanted guests without the use of a physical fence. Yet, many people plant bushes that grow slowly, resulting in frustration. However, there is good news. Some shrubs grow […]

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Care & Maintenance

5 Ways to Protect Plants from Frost

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When the skies are clear and there’s moisture in the air, you’re likely to find frost on the ground in the morning. While most of your lawn and some plants will bounce back, others may not survive a frosty night. At Nature’s Select Triangle, we see frost-bitten plants more often than we care to. While […]

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Tree & Shrubs

3 Things to Do If Your Trees Are Covered in Ice

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Wintertime brings plenty of cold wind, snow, and ice. While the icicles hanging from trees might look charming and decorative, they can actually cause damage to your foliage. While you can’t control Mother Nature and all that she throws our way here in the Sandhills area, you can clean up afterward to save your landscaping. […]

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North Carolina

3 FAQs about Winter Burn

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Winters in Piedmont, NC, can be brutal. Temperatures drop drastically and cause tremendous stress for shrubs and evergreens. Proper winter care is essential to ensuring your trees make it through the winter and emerge in the spring without winter burn. Most people assume that the evergreens and boxwood shrubs are hardy and built for cold […]

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