Resources

We would like to provide you with tips & resources to help keep your lawn & plants green & healthy.

Tree Disease Update

April 8th, 2015 by

The American Elm was once a ¬†fast growing, shade providing, poor soil tolerating tree along city streets. In the 1900’s, logs were brought from Europe introducing the elm bark beetle and a fungus that causes Dutch elm disease. Dutch elm disease spreads rapidly.¬†Plant breeding programs and research by the U.S. National Arboretum and Chicago’s Morton […]

Mulch

March 1st, 2014 by

You have all heard that mulching your plant beds is aesthetically pleasing, promotes moisture for your plants and reduces weeds, but did you know it does so much more? Mulch in your beds keeps the soil cool in the summer and warm in the winter, reduces stress in shallow-rooted plants, encourages beneficial organisms and provides […]

Miracle Grass

May 12th, 2011 by

“I was expanding a planting bed last week and dug out some sod with roots over 10 inches long! In Easton Club East, this is considered a miracle! Thanks!” – Sherald Reagle, ITMS customer  

Turf Tip

April 22nd, 2011 by

Turf Tip: Building the Foundation As the stage is set for a successful turf season, it is very important to establish a foundation for that success. The first building block in that foundation, is to provide nutrients for improved soil structure and to prevent undesirable weed seed from germinating. The first and most important application […]

GCA Pruning Tips

March 14th, 2011 by

Stephen Lange of ITMS was featured in October/November 2010 issue of The Garden Club of America Bulletin. Read the original article linked below, or read it here: Pruning tips help Talbot County GC cope with storm tree damage Following the record-setting blizzards of 2010, Talbot County GC on Maryland’s Eastern Shore held two pruning workshops […]