A common occurrence that happens particularly during the hot, dry season in many gardens is the appearance of yellowing on leaves or conifer needles, and dense webbing amongst plant life. These symptoms may be a strong indicator of a spider mite infestation. The good news is that there are numerous ways to purge these annoying […]
Over the past few years we’ve seen effects in the landscape from an extended drought, specifically in the West. Meteorologists are, once again, predicting above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation for 2016 in the Willamette Valley. Signs of drought stress can easily be seen in the declining health of regional trees. Dead limbs in tree […]
Every year I ask several employees to write a few articles for this blog. With the wide variety of experiences and skill sets I can get an equally wide variety of articles. This submission is not your typical “horticultural tips” kind of article but rather a personal experience of one Account Manager that exemplifies her […]
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We have received this message… Congratulations! Your organization has been named one of the 2016 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. The eighth annual green survey was part of the 100 Best Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits surveys conducted last fall and spring. This ranking shows that your workplace has implemented […]
Every year we gather all of our supervisors and foremen for a day of training, camaraderie and team building as a kick off to the spring season . This year was another great success with 8 different training stations, a Plant ID Challenge and BBQ lunch. Here’s a great video recapping our day!
For years, I have heard the concern from property managers that fruit bearing trees just aren’t for the commercial landscape and that fruit trees can become unruly in a residential landscape. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fruit trees, but we don’t know how to maintain them. Fruit Trees are for the birds!” Well, […]
You may not be aware, but DeSantis Landscapes also does municipal landscape maintenance work as well as commercial and some residential. Our crews were out in Oregon City today taking care of the last of the leaf fall. They’ve got this down to an art form…nice work guys!
Maintaining a garden is a labor of love that many of us are all too aware. Pruning, fertilizing, and weeding are requirements for a healthy garden habitat. Yet, we may have become be too fervent in our maintenance endeavors… and in keeping up with the Jones’s. It has been noted that the difference between a […]