Category: Blog

Landscape Fabric 101

Landscape Fabric Should you really use it? Have you ever looked at your garden beds and been frustrated by the weeds growing there? Weeding is backbreaking work and you can be excused for looking for ways to reduce the amount of time you need to spend weeding. A trip to a garden centre or big box store can… Read more »

Paraguay Bound: A Mission to Build Houses

This past spring CLC Tree Services was pleased to help out the folks at Habitat for Humanity Heartland, by donating trees and sod to complete one of their local builds. While CLC hopes this local connection will be one which grows with time, Curt McCallum is taking his own personal volunteerism one step further, again… Read more »

For Humanity’s Sake

In late spring, Curt McCallum was driving in his truck in London, ON listening to the radio. The station was broadcasting an interview with Jeff Duncan, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Heartland Ontario. Duncan was discussing HFH’s latest build in partnership with Community Living London. They had built a home, but were still… Read more »

Tree Watering Alert!

There has been no recorded rain in London, Ontario since 6.5 mm of it fell on June 16, 2016. That brought total rainfall amounts up to 61.7 mm of rain for the month of June; far below the average of 87 mm. And while there is a 30% chance of rain this afternoon, it isn’t… Read more »

Teacher Gift Ideas

School is winding down. Final assignments are coming due. Classrooms are getting purged and tidied. Teachers are desperately trying to keep kids interested in the last of the lessons, even while they too just want to throw in the towel. The days are ticking down until the last school bell rings to release students and… Read more »

Snow in June with Help from the Salicaceae Family

We’ll excuse you for thinking it is snowing in June, by looking at the picture above. This photo was taken earlier this week in London, Ontario, but it’s not snow. Far from it. The white, fluffy down which looks like cotton drifting through the sky is in fact seeds from area trees. And for those of you… Read more »

Wash the Spider Out

The eensy weensy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain. Then the eensy weensy spider climbed up the spout again. That’s exactly what we don’t want. London needs some rain to wash the spiders out. More specifically,… Read more »

Timeline for Flowering Trees in London

April showers bring May flowers Well, we certainly had plenty of rain (and snow) in April and have been rewarded with an abundance of flowers this May. While area trees took a while to get started, there has been a steady stream of blossoms all month. Yellow, white, orange, pink, and purple; all colours you can… Read more »

Deep Root Fertilization

Spring is a time of rebirth. Grass begins to grow, flowers bloom, and trees sprout new leaves. While it may seem like a miracle, it is part of a natural cycle. For anyone who has been around a newborn though, you know that new life requires plenty of feeding. The same thing goes for all of… Read more »

Mulch: The Natural Solution

Mulch; there are plenty of good reasons to use it in your landscaping. It deters weeds, keeps soil cooler during hot summer days, reduces evaporation, plus adds aesthetic appeal to garden beds. But did you know that not all mulch is created equal? There are a variety of different options available for those who would like… Read more »