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Mulching the flowerbed around a tree with pine tree bark mulch in Alton, IL.

The Role of Mulching in Tree Health

In the lush landscapes of Alton, IL, local tree health is paramount for maintaining the region’s beauty and ecological balance. One often overlooked yet critical aspect of tree care is mulching. As specialists in the proper care of local trees, Madcow Outdoor Service understands the significance of mulch in nurturing

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Arborist with an orange vest and clipboard inspecting a tree on the property of an Alton, IL resident.

Key Techniques for Maintaining Your Trees’ Beauty and Health

It can be challenging to balance the aesthetic and health of your trees. However, at Mad Cow Outdoor Services, we understand that achieving this balance requires careful attention and proper techniques. In this blog post, we’ll explore some essential techniques for ensuring both the aesthetics and health of your trees.

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Two people in Alton, IL with a shovel and watering can, planting a tree on their property.

How To Choose the Perfect Trees for Your Landscape

When you add trees to your Alton, IL landscape, it can make a significant difference in both aesthetics and functionality. Trees have the remarkable ability to transform any outdoor space, offering not only shade and beauty but also a host of ecological benefits. At Mad Cow Outdoor Service, we recognize

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A residential home surrounded by trees in Alton, IL.

The Impact of Tree Health on Property Value

As homeowners, we often invest time and money into maintaining our properties, but one aspect that’s sometimes overlooked is the health of our trees. Trees aren’t just decorative; they play a crucial role in enhancing the aesthetic appeal and overall value of our homes. At Mad Cow Outdoor Service in

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Pruning trees of old branches for overall tree health in Alton, IL.

How Proper Pruning Enhances Tree Health

Trees are not only beautiful additions to our landscapes but also vital components of our ecosystem, providing shade, oxygen, and habitat for wildlife. However, like any living organism, trees require care and maintenance to thrive. Proper pruning is a crucial aspect of tree care that often goes overlooked but can

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A professional arborist is carefully pruning a tree in Southern IL.

When Are Trimming & Pruning Services Necessary?

Amid the picturesque landscapes of Southern Illinois and Central Missouri, maintaining the health and beauty of your trees is a rewarding endeavor. As seasons change and trees evolve, the question arises: When is the optimal time to invest in trimming and pruning services? At MadCow Outdoor Service, we understand the

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