Category: House & Home

A Weighty Issue: Magnolia Scale

Magnolia trees are beautiful to behold. They are one of the first trees to bloom in the spring and come in a colourful assortment of species, which help to chase away the late winter doldrums. But magnolia trees are not immune to problems and CLC Tree Services has had several calls this year about them…. Read more »

Draining Away Summer: How to Drain Saltwater Pools

School has begun for another year. Days are getting shorter and cooler. The first day of fall is a week away. Now is the time to start thinking about closing the family pool for another season. Did you know that there are laws in London, Ontario on exactly how to go about draining your pool?… Read more »

Tree Protection Bylaw

On August 30, 2016, the City of London passed Bylaw No. C.P.-1515-228—a new Tree Protection Bylaw. It replaces the old tree conservation bylaw in the hopes of protecting more of the Forest City’s tree canopy; specifically London’s distinctive trees. So what does that mean for London residents? A big change to arboriculture regulations. The new… Read more »

O My! Choices in Tree Guards

Planting a tree is a great thing to do on so many levels. It reduces your home’s energy costs, increases its retail value, improves mental health and air quality, and reduces erosion. There are plenty of great reasons to plant a tree! A newly planted tree is a vulnerable thing though and as such it… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »