President’s Message

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Newsletters | 0 comments

President’s Message

Although we don’t get the opportunity to express our gratitude as often as we’d like, we’re here to tell you that you’re the reason for the very existence of our company.

Proper care for healthy growth requires a constant balance of applied science, effort, and a spirit of cooperation. Your help has made delivering excellent results easier, and we truly appreciate the confidence you’ve placed in our abilities. To keep that confidence, we’re constantly improving our knowledge and staying up-to-date with any new developments that might help us to serve you better.

We study the results of university testing and do tests of our own before we add anything to our line-up of available services. For you, this means that all of our recommendations are horticulturally sound and made with the goal of producing the healthiest and most trouble-free lawn and landscape possible.

When we go to work on your property, it’s in a special partnership with you. The success we’ve had is due largely to you – our customer – for following so closely the hints on cultural practices and other suggestions we’ve offered.

Of course, there will always be the curveballs of too much or too little rain and temperatures that are too high or too low. By working together, however, we can usually make our way around them so that we can keep your corner of the world a green and enjoyable place for you and your family.

That’s the reason we’re here – to take the load of care and maintenance off your schedule and off your mind. We strive to make your property a haven for enjoyment and relaxation rather than a weekend taskmaster.

This year is already shaping up to be better than ever. We’re reviewing new equipment and materials and gearing up for training and education. You can rest assured that we’ll be well-equipped and ready to handle all of your needs, and we’re looking forward to serving you during the growing season ahead.


Dennis Barriball, President

Dormant Pruning Keeps Trees and Shrubs in Top Shape

winter_pruningProfessional pruning is one of the best things that can be done for your trees and shrubs to keep them healthy. Pruning in the late winter/early spring, when your trees and shrubs are dormant, is especially beneficial.

Dormant pruning can help your trees and shrubs to hold up better under harsh winter conditions. Plus, it can help to prevent minor problems from becoming bigger ones by removing decaying, diseased or dead branches. Younger trees and shrubs benefit from dormant pruning too, since it helps them to maintain proper shape for healthier, more attractive growth.

Why Wait Until Trees and Shrubs Are Dormant?

The dormant season is the best time to prune woody plants. Pruning cuts made during this time close and heal more quickly. Also, when certain species (such as fruit and elm trees) are cut during the growing season, they can attract insects that carry disease or fungus…so pruning them while dormant is better.

It’s More Practical Too

Once leaves have dropped, it’s easier to see what needs to be done for a faster, more effective job. With the ground frozen or hard, there’s less of a chance of lawn damage. Plus, since cooler weather reduces outdoor activity for most homeowners, dormant pruning is less disruptive to your schedule.

All trees and shrubs can benefit from pruning when the time is right, and the dormant season is definitely the right time! To learn more about dormant pruning, or to schedule this beneficial service for your valuable trees and shrubs, give Hemlock Landscapes a call today. Or, click here to request more information.