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Outdoor Christmas Lighting – A Brief History

Posted on: October 18th, 2017

Professional Christmas and Holiday Light Decorations Outdoor Christmas lighting has become a phenomenon within communities. From a humanitarian perspective, holiday lighting inspires emotion and can be infectious – spreading feelings of cheer and hope to everyone who sees them. To understand how electric Christmas light hanging rose to popularity, we must first trace a bit of…

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Why Deep Root Watering is Critical in Winter

Posted on: October 18th, 2017

The season’s beginning to change and soon powdery white precipitation will cover roadways and grassy areas across the state. Many assume that the moisture from snowfall accumulations, and their eventual melting, will be sufficient enough to keep trees and shrubs healthy and hydrated during the cold winter months. What’s unknown however is the driest months…

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Fall landscape Q&A with our resident expert Tony Hahn

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

Fall Landscaping Tips from Swingle Lawn Care & Tree Service We turn to our resident expert, Tony Hahn, for an informative fall landscape Q&A perfect for homeowners across the Front Range. Why do you prune trees in the dormant season? Some trees are more susceptible to disease than others. If they become infected and the…

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Tree roots – planning construction projects around them

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

Fall weather means we are spending more time indoors. With family and friends enjoying indoor activities, maybe you are yearning for additional interior space. Perhaps you are considering some landscape renovations.

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6 fall landscaping tips

Posted on: September 18th, 2017

The weather is growing cooler and the leaves are changing color, which means it’s time for fall landscaping tips from the lawn and tree care experts at Swingle. Continue to mow and water regularly There’s a common misconception that when fall arrives, your lawn doesn’t need as much attention as it did in the summer…

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Sod webworms are a problem for fall lawns

Posted on: September 8th, 2017

Lawns across Colorado suffered a difficult growing season in 2017 – drought stress, lawn mites, fungal diseases. With the fall season upon us, and dormancy right around the corner, one might assume your lawn will experience smooth sailing for the remainder of the year. Not so fast. September and October typically sees an influx of…

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Why do I need to overseed my lawn?

Posted on: August 28th, 2017

It’s hard to believe that fall is less than a month away – September 22nd serving as its official arrival date. It feels as though we were just talking about ways to reinvigorate your lawn from the harshness of winter, and now we’re discussing what to do as it re-enters dormancy. Time certainly does fly.…

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Trimming a tree in the dormant season has its benefits

Posted on: August 11th, 2017

Written by Steve Geist, Senior Consulting Arborist One of the most time-honored questions (or controversies) in all of tree care is, “when is the best time of year for trimming a tree?”  Much has been written over the years, with various and contradictory opinions and theories offered. In the day, pruning was referred to as…

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Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Lafayette

Posted on: August 9th, 2017

This week, emerald ash borer (EAB) was detected in Lafayette, Colorado – still within the quarantine area established to prevent the spread after first being discovered in Boulder in 2013. The pest has also been confirmed in Gunbarrel and Longmont, Colorado at this time. It is still unclear whether the insect arrived in Lafayette on…

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Perplexed by yellowing leaves on trees, plants and shrubs?

Posted on: August 7th, 2017

Outdoor plants which appear to be stressed are common along Colorado’s front range during the summer months. From plants and turf, to shrubs and trees – they are all affected by something called chlorosis (yellowing leaves). Chlorosis is a term that describes a lack of chlorophyll (green pigment) in the leaf.  Chlorophyll is the energy…

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