When you team up with Green Baron, you've partnered with a neighbor. Locally owned since 1985, we've grown up and learned our lessons right here in the Yakima Valley. That experience has taught us what it takes to properly maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape in Central Washington's climate. 

More importantly, we're continuing to learn what it takes to satisfy our customers. Our promise to you is that we'll make every effort to see that your experience with us is a pleasant one.

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  Winter Desiccation

All trees and shrubs are susceptible to winter desiccation, but evergreens often suffer more than other plants. This is a common injury that occurs when the amount of water lost by the foliage exceeds the amount of water picked up by the roots. Even though plants go dormant in the winter they still need water. And because evergreens hold onto their needles they need more water than deciduous trees. Radiant heat, warm sunny days, or windy conditions increase the amount of water lost from the needles. If the soil is dry or frozen plants cannot pick up enough water to meet their needs the needles dry out and die. The extent of the damage can vary from needle tips, to branches to the whole plant dying. The injury is more noticeable come spring.

Another factor that contributes to plant injury is reflective heat from hard surfaces like retaining walls, brick siding, or rock. Plants planted facing prevailing winds and sunlight, can also suffer from exposure.

To help your trees and plants through the winter months give them a thorough soaking in late fall, and periodically during the winter, if possible. A slow, deep watering with a hose trickling for an hour or so will help moisture be available to them. Other factors also influence plant health. Drought stress, girdling roots, poor planting or planting in the wrong place are all contributing factors. Mulch around the base of trees will also help conserve soil moisture and help prevent deep freezing.

 

  Mowing giving you pains?

Give us a call and let us give you a hand.

Save yourself the time, expense, disposal and overall hassle of mowing your yard. With Green Baron you’ll get consistent scheduling, communication with our mowers and dedication to a premium job. We recognize the importance of things like the relation of mowing height to heat, changing mowing patterns to minimize compaction, tire rutting, the grass always laying in one direction, and crisp, maintained edges. Our professional mowers are one part of a coordinated team that can provide fully comprehensive landscape maintenance plans for both residential and commercial properties. It doesn’t hurt to ask. We’ll schedule a meeting at your convenience and estimates are always free.

Call now for  an estimate for the 2015 mowing season!



Bare Ground Weed Control

If you have areas you don't want weeds to show up, we can help.

We can help you control weeds in driveways, RV parking sites, fence lines, steep banks and flower beds. If you would like more info please contact us.

To Prune Or Not To Prune

Before you prune, you need to know the “what”and the “why” to help you determine the when.

Generally, light pruning, like the removal of dead branches, crosses, rubs, misdirected branches and some shaping can be done most any time. When it comes to flowering trees and shrubs, pruning can affect the bloom so the timing is important. Early spring is a good time for trimming evergreens like arborvitae, junipers, yews, boxwoods, and the like. It’s also easier to thoroughly prune, clean up and shape many deciduous trees like birch, maple, sycamore, oaks and others because they haven’t leafed out yet. Some of those species may “bleed” at their cuts, but that’s natural, not harmful and will stop. Fall and winter are when we can get in and do some heavy pruning and shaping.

Contact us with your pruning concerns. We can help, and do it right.

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  • Spider Barriers
  • Pruning
  • Bare Ground Weed Control
  • Tree Injections – for season-long control of chewing/sucking pests.
  • Ant / Earwig Treatments 
  • Spring Fertilizer & Weed control (turf)
  • Tree / Shrub Cover Sprays
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  • Fall Dormant Oil
  • Winter Granular Fertilizer
  • Sprinkler Winterization ("blow-out")
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    Creature Features

    Cottony Maple Scale has been seen all over the valley the past 2 seasons and we are seeing that continue this year. Few maples trees have been safe from them. We recommend dormant applications, both spring and fall, as well as treating during the "crawler stage", usually some time in July (timing can vary greatly, monitoring is necessary). Please contact us for an estimate and/or diagnosis.

    Earwigs like to feed at night. They're attracted to moisture, decaying material and eat most anything. They can be beneficial since some of their common foods are aphids, scale, dead insects and other debris.There often found under things, like sidewalks, patios, ornamental bark and heavy thatch layers in lawns. Try to keep areas around your home's foundation dry and clean of debris. Downspouts and flower pots are also a favorite hiding spot. Spring and summer are the best times to apply control. Call us, we know what to do.

    Ants can be difficult and frustrating to control. Spraying simply eliminates the worker ants. That's not effective because they've left a trail and others will follow or new paths will develop.You must kill the queen. But there can often be more than one nest and more than one queen.

    There are several types of effective baits, but it's not easy to determine which one the ants will be attracted to. Sometimes multiple baits are required. Ultimately the baits must be brought back to the nest and the queen to get complete control. Ants do have a beneficial purpose. They feed on decaying plants and animal matter. We recommend control when they become a nuisance or destructive. When that time comes, call us, we'll take care of that for you.