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Wholesale Clusia Plants in Miami

March 6, 2017

Call us bias, but Clusia plants are the best plants for hedges. Why? Well, first off clusias do not get whitefly, which is a big problem in Miami. Whitefly attack hedges like ficus, cherry, podocarpus, and cocoplum. Have you ever seen a hedge that only has leaves on the top? Yep, that’s whitefly. Not only does it make your plants look ugly, but you also lose a huge investment!

Clusia plants do not fall victim to whitefly. Another advantage is because of its sturdy leaf, clusias can grow a little wild and not look unkept. They require less trimming, because they do not need to appear geometrical. Meaning, your lawn maintenance crew does not need to visit every week to trim your clusia hedge.

Lastly, we love clusia because they’re beautiful. They’re thick, waxy leave look modern, but free-spirited all in one plant. For this reason, we decided to grow wholesale clusia plants in Miami. If you’re looking to buy a few or a lot of clusia plants in Miami, please give us a call or visit our nursery. We promise to give you the best price you can find in Miami. Call 305-370-8176 for clusia plants in Miami.

Tree Trimming Miami Tips and Precautions During Construction

September 27, 2016

These are some precautions you should take when performing tree trimming Miami and construction.

There are varying effects construction can have on trees that both you and your contractor should be awarely. You already know that tree trimming Miami properties, when done incorrectly, can severely detriment your landscape. But even the improper use of the construction equipment could end up breaking branches or wounding a tree’s trunk. B&G Property Maintenance recommends a list of specific precautions to avoid these dangers.

Starting a construction project is exciting, but before you get phase 1 going, check our important guidelines. Homeowners and contractors both should follow these 10 tree trimming Miami tips to further protect trees currently inhabiting the property.

  1. All pruning is to be completed to ANSI A-300 standards.
  2. No topping or heading back is to be performed, as these practices can lead to severe dieback.
  3. Pruning cuts should be made just outside the branch collar; no flush cuts. This will ensure that trees can heal from wounds.
  4. Contractor should take great care in protecting roots during digging and trenching around trees, avoiding damage or pulling roots from the ground.
  5. Contractor should pay close attention to grade changes around tree roots, as the slightest change in grade can severely damage trees.
  6. Existing tree barriers should be extended 2’ further to better protect trees.
  7. Construction equipment will keep appropriate distance from the barriers in an effort to not damage the aboveground portion of a tree by breaking branches, tearing the bark, or wounding the trunk.
  8. All fill within the dripline of the trees will be removed and returned to the soil’s original grade to prevent damage.
  9. Careful attention will be made to avoid excessive moisture in the soil that surrounds mature trees in an effort to evade fungal growth.

10. Post-construction, the specimen trees will receive maintenance and care for any stresses they may have encountered during construction, such as disease or insect infestation.

3 ways B&G Reuses the Leftovers of Miami Tree Removals

September 20, 2016

After removing trees, B&G Property Maintenance makes sure to use the Miami tree removals for good.

Our team is dedicated to giving you the property maintenance service you deserve, and that extends far beyond the initial job. For us, Miami tree removal doesn’t end when we rid the tree from your property; in fact, the fun is just beginning. Instead of dumping the scraps, we get creative with the remains.

Read on to learn about three ways we reuse Miami tree removal leftovers, and how our community and clients are benefitting.

Create compost

We make compost from all the green trash (also known as foliage) by chopping up the waste in our chipper. We offer the compost to our neighbors and customers so they can use it to help their home gardens thrive. We also use the compost to grow our clusias, which are sold in our plant nursery.

Check out how we chop up the green trash in this video:

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Give back

No wood goes to waste, either. We also slice up the leftovers to use as firewood. We sell the firewood, and also donate it to our local Girl Scouts. Local artists also reap the benefits of tree removal Miami, as they come to our farm to collect free wood to use in their artwork.

Make art

And on that creative note, B&G owner Benny also gets to work. Using a wood lathe, he creates wood cutting boards and other wood art with the tree removal Miami scraps. He gifts his art to his clients.

B&G’s Tree Trimming Service is now on Coral Gables’ Love Business Directory

September 13, 2016

If you're looking for tree trimming or removal in Coral Gables, call B&G Property Maintenance.

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve made it onto the Coral Gables Love business directory! The ultimate resource for finding the best of the best in Coral Gables, we’re honored to be featured on the site.

B&G Property Maintenance is being highlighted for our extensive landscaping services. From stump and tree removal to tree trimming Coral Gables, our experts get the job done. Because while some property owners undertake tree services as a DIY project, we advise against the potentially dangerous manual labor. Instead, our team evaluates each property’s situation and makes sure everything is done safely and legally.

Our services also keep your property flourishing and beautiful. For example, tree trimming Coral Gables properties is the key to keeping landscapes healthy and lush. This important practice also protects homes and neighborhoods from the risks of potentially dangerous branches. We also specialize in removing dead trees and eliminating trees that are in the way of construction projects.

But tree trimming Coral Gables properties is not without guidelines, and tree removal also requires a thorough and lengthy process. We go through these procedures for you, ensuring that you avoid extra fees and penalties.

Give us a call today to find out more about tree trimming Coral Gables properties as well as the many tree services we provide!

3 Creative Ways to use Your Stump if Avoiding Stump Removal Coral Gables

September 6, 2016

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3 Creative Ways to use Your Stump if Avoiding Stump Removal Coral Gables

If you’re a glass half full kind of person, you look at that stump in your yard as an opportunity, not an eyesore. Stump removal Coral Gables can be a lengthy process, so we propose a DIY project instead. Repurposing your stump is a fun way to avoid tedious removal while adding some personality to your property. Not sure where to start? Just try one of these beautiful stump projects!

 

Give it life

Instead of representing a dead tree, your stump can be the perfect place for life to bloom. Turn your tree stump into a flowerpot! Either place a pot on top of the stump, or use the stump itself as an actual planter.

It only takes a few easy steps: chip a hole into the top center of the stump, then drill draining slopes on the sides (diagonal towards the ground). Using gravel, compost and potting soil, plant your flowers in the stump. Not only will this add a bushel of beautiful decor to your yard, but the soil and flowers also increase the rate of decomposition, so you can be rid of the stump sooner–without the painful stump removal Coral Gables process.

 

Furnish your yard

Maybe that stump is there to encourage you to enjoy the great outdoors. Your stump can become a unique piece of furniture with just a few materials. Dine under the stars when you turn your stump into a rustic al fresco dining table! Slice the stump level at about 28 inches tall. Then top it with this amazing DIY concrete tabletop.

 

You can also create some extra seating in your garden by affixing an old chair to the stump. A nice outdoor spot to admire your garden and enjoy a glass of lemonade? That definitely beats the time-consuming stump removal Coral Gables process!

 

Have fun

If you’re constantly trying to get your kids to put the phone down and get outside, this idea is for you. Turn your stump into a homemade tic tac toe board. Simply paint the grid onto the top of the stump, and use different colored rocks or stones as the pieces. Extra points for getting creative with those designs!

How to Maintain Your Miami Clusia Hedge

August 31, 2016

Affordable and wholesale clusias in Miami.

Bright green hedges are a staple of beautiful Miami homes and properties. The vibrant color shines under the ample sunlight, and even looks crisp during those impromptu South Florida rainstorms. But what happens when your clusia hedges start to wilt? Follow our guide to maintaining clusia hedges in Miami to keep your yard looking rich and alive.

For planting:

  • Dig a big enough hole that the entire plant pot fits
  • Remove the clusias pot off the root ball
  • Nestle the plant into the hole and fill with dirt or topsoil (note: the clusia can be planted with its own soil, and also thrives in sandy areas)
  • Add water for 15 minutes
  • Water your clusia Miami hedges for 30 minutes every day for at least 2 weeks

 

For trimming:

  • Only trim after the clusia hedge is rooted and stable
  • Use a chainsaw for efficiency, or pick the overgrown tips
  • Do it consistently, as trimming keeps the hedge full and helps it turn into a solid square

 

Follow these simple steps to growing healthy and beautiful clusia Miami hedges that will thrive. We can help you maintain the lush look of your hedges–call us today!

How to Request a Permit for a Tree Removal in Coral Gables

August 23, 2016

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Whether you’re a Miami native or new to the Magic City, it’s likely you’ve been taken by the beauty of Coral Gables. The lush trees and overlapping canopies don’t only provide shade from the city’s scorching heat, but they also look picturesque. For those reasons, along with many others, tree removal Coral Gables requires a permit.

The City of Coral Gables’ application requires you to disclose why you want to remove the tree–and it better be a good reason. Applicants must take any and all steps necessary to avoid tree removal on Coral Gables properties and preserve existing trees. To obtain a permit, you must provide:

 

  • A copy of the survey or site plan showing location, size and type of tree to be removed
  • The reason for removal or relocation
  • A copy of a plan showing location, size and type of new trees being planted at the property as applicable
  • A fee of $35.00 for the first tree and $10.00 for each additional tree

 

If the cause for tree removal is construction, preliminary approval must still be obtained. In this case, the city still asks landowners to use existing trees in their construction projects to avoid removal. You must provide:

 

  • A copy of the site plan showing proposed construction
  • Tree survey showing type and size of all trees on the property with 9″ or greater circumference
  • A copy of the landscaping plan which shows the re-landscaping of the property after construction
  • Pay $35.00 for the first tree and $10.00 for each additional tree

 

The following trees require a permit but are not assessed a fee:

  • Melaleuca quinquenervia (Papertree)
  • Casuarina spp. (Austrailine Pine)
  • Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian Pepper, Florida Holly)
  • Ricinus cummunis (Castorbean)
  • Trees that are no longer viable
  • Trees that are required to be removed by law

 

After the application is submitted, tree inspectors from the Public Service Department (Tree Preservation Agency) will visit your property to review the tree removal Coral Gables application. If a tree is removed before a permit is approved, landowners could face a double fee and fine of $100.00.You can find more info and the application here.

Landowners can appeal the decision made by the city should their application be denied. But instead of jumping through hoops, let us do all the work. B&G Property Maintenance is happy to complete the application process for you for an administrative fee.

 

How to Request a Permit for a Tree Removal in Pinecrest

August 16, 2016

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Looking to eliminate a tree from your property? Not so fast. Before you hire a team or get those tools out, you must get a permit from the Village of Pinecrest. Read on to find out how to get one, as well as why tree removal in Pinecrest is so protected.

The Village of Pinecrest issues all tree removal and relocation permits (you can download the application here). Pinecrest protects trees for many reasons, and your specific reason is a factor in the approval of your permit. Trees contribute to the iconic and lush beauty of the area. Not only does the existing tree canopy look nice, but it also provides shade for us—and homes for animals.

However, sometimes removing a tree can benefit the neighborhood, like if it causes a hazard or comes in the way of construction. Your tree removal Pinecrest application will be reviewed, and the decision weighs heavily on the reason for the removal or relocation.

The tree removal Pinecrest permit steps are:

 

  • Fill out the application
  • Submit 2 copies of a tree or property survey that shows the location of the tree you want to remove
  • Provide tree species, height, diameter and the size of canopy
  • If the tree removal is approved, you must pay a fee and submit a new tree platting plan to replace the lost canopy (the amount of replacement trees is based on a 4-to-1 ratio)

 

Note: the following species require a permit but do not assess a fee: dead trees, Bishopwood, Laurel Fig, Carrotwood, Brazilian Pepper, Mahoe, Schefflera and Hong Kong Orchid trees. You do not need a permit for tree trimming, but owners must follow proper techniques to avoid a penalty. Do not hatrack (flat-cut or remove leader braches), as that is illegal.

 

Preparing all the materials for tree removal Pinecrest permits can be time-consuming, so let us do it for you. B&G Property Maintenance is happy to undertake the permit process for you for an administrative fee.

Clusias Miami: The Best Plant for Your Miami Hedge

August 15, 2016

The best price Clusias Miami.

Have you noticed all those ficus hedges around town looking a little, well, gross. It’s as if the leaves are moldy. Well, it’s not mold; it’s whitefly.

Whitefly are these tiny bugs that destroy Florida hedges. The leaves turn yellow and often disappear all together.

Of course, you can do a series of chemical solutions to keep your hedges protected, but many times, because the bugs are so small, by the time you notice them the damage is done. Also, chemical treatment and become expensive and annoying.

If you’re looking for something just as good looking, but also strong enough to sustain itself, we recommend clusias Miami.

Also known as pitch apple, clusias Miami are all the rage. Why? First of all, they’re beautiful with thick, flat leaves. Plus, they’re so easy to maintain. They work great as a privacy hedge, are drought tolerant, and fight off whitefly.

To purchase clusia Miami, look no further than B&G’s nursery. B&G’s owner and arborist, Benny Essig, grows each plant with so much love and knowledge. (He may or may not talk to them). Not only do we grow the most beautiful clusias Miami, but we sell them at the best price.

Right now, we’re sellin15-gallon clusias Miami that are 3’-4’ tall for $35 each. Give us a call at 786-717-6899.

How to Plant a Privacy Hedge Using Clusia in Miami

August 15, 2016

 

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Privacy: a concept that is relatively extinct these days thanks to social media and the internet. Whether you’re an Instagram addict or have that one friend who documents everything you do together on Facebook, it can be hard to lay low. But there is one place where privacy should never be compromised: your home.

Your house should be a sacred place, the one spot you know you are free from the eyes and ears of others. It’s easy to achieve this with a privacy hedge. Planting a privacy hedge using clusia in Miami is beneficial for a multitude of reasons.

First of all, clusia is the perfect type of tree for the tropical South Florida climate. Not only does it create a barrier between your home and your neighbors, but it also acts as a sound barrier to reduce noise from cars passing. A clusia Miami hedge like this will also protect your home from harsh winds, which comes in especially handy during those hurricane season storms.

A small-leaf plant, clusia can be planted and trimmed to the height of your choice. You can also determine how many rows you want to plant to create the look you desire. As with any type of landscaping, always have a plan mapped out of exactly how much green you need and exactly where it will go.

Now that your clusia is planted, you must train the shrubs. You’ll want to trim the tops and sides a few times a year. A good rule of thumb is to cut new shoots roughly in half. It is ideal for your hedge to be wider at the base than at the top, that way sunlight can reach all leaves.

Give your family that much-needed private time by planting a clusia hedge!

 

 

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