David Watterson

David Watterson's Articles
  • Building H Braces for Field Fencing
  • Traditional H braces on the east coast were notched with to help support the horizontal post, and sometimes notched to provide the brace wires a channel to slide in. We want to compare the old way and the new way to construct H braces for farm fencing, showing the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Published in Pets and animal on 09 Oct 2016
  • Alpaca And Dog Fencing - Use Redbrand Wildlife Fence
  • Alpaca Wildlife fencing is inexpensive to purchase and easy to install. Redbrand wildlife fence comes in four, five and six foot heights and is lightweight. A good choice for Alpaca fencing, fencing around a garden area, and would be very good pet fencing for dogs.
  • Published in Pets and animal on 03 Sep 2016
  • Canadian Hemlock - Privacy Trees for Shady Locations
  • Canadian Hemlock can be a great choice for a privacy screen in shady locations. Belonging to the Tsuga genus, Canadian hemlock has a botanical name of Tsuga canadensis. They grow slowly, about one foot per year, to be large evergreen tree with flat needles, naturally airy shape, but can be pruned smaller and denser. They will grow more slowly in shade. The article covers hardiness zones, soil types, spacing, and a pest which is easily handled.
  • Published in Home & family on 06 Aug 2016
  • Ball and Burlap Planting Instructions - Part Three - Placing the Trees
  • In ths article we cover ball and burlap planting Instructions with our focus on placing the trees. We give specific directions on how to prepare the holes, we also cover how to straighten the trees with digging bars or hay hooks, what the finished root-ball should look like, and also the best use of your planting team members.
  • Published in Home & family on 06 Jul 2012
  • Ball and Burlap Planting - Part2 - Pre-Digging Holes and Soil Types
  • We want to cover the two main advantages pre-digging the holes for your Leyland Cypress trees, including how that effects productivity and how pre-digging can let you know if soil drainage is adequate. We also cover two disadvantages of pre-digging, extra work to clean out holes if it rains hard, and risk of someone falling in an open hole overnight. We also cover soil types, watering schedule, and also the worst soil of all, pipe clay.
  • Published in Internet marketing on 13 Jun 2012
  • Leyland Cypress Ball and Burlap Planting - Part1 - Unloading the Truck
  • We want to cover; the best way to unload the truck, best equipment for unloading, advantages of pre-digging the holes, and exactly how to place and straighten the trees without distressing the root-ball to trunk connection, and the best use of your planting team. Please refer to my website for separate articles on staking , sunlight requirements, and especially proper spacing of your privacy screen
  • Published in Home & family on 06 Jun 2012
  • Thuja Green Giant Sunlight Requirements
  • Leyland Cypress and Thuja Green Giant trees will tolerate partial shade. We want to discuss the canopy situation, shade on one side, what is the impact of being in the South vs North can effect a shady planting site. We also will cover the symptoms of too much shade, pruning the canopy shade trees and also recommend a good substitute for shady location privacy screens.
  • Published in Home & family on 07 Mar 2012
  • Leyland Cypress Staking Is Critical
  • Leyland Cypress trees catch a lot of wind! A deciduous tree like Maples or Oaks have leaves that turn on edge to let the wind pass through, but Leyland Cypress and Thuja Green Giant trees catch the wind. Explained below is which stakes to use, how to tie them and where to obtain the material I recommend. Proper staking is one of the most important steps for success. Save your money on mulch and spend it on securing your privacy screen trees.
  • Published in Home & family on 27 Feb 2012
  • Privacy Screens in Shade - We Recommend Emily Bruner and Nellie Stevens Hollies
  • Nellie Stevens and Emily Bruner Hllies are two excellent choices for Long Island area privacy screens with partial shade. They have an advantage of being more shade tolerant than Leyland Cypress or Thuja Green Giant, which are the number one privacy screen trees but require full sun. We recommend Nellie Stevens and Emily Bruner Hollies because they move well and are perfect for the east coast up through zones 6 and 7.
  • Published in Home & family on 12 Jul 2011
  • Thuja Green Giant Spacing
  • Three points are covered in this article, how heigth determines spacing, he rule of fours, and the zig zag pattern. If you consider these, and chose the correct spacing, you will be satisfied with your privacy screen soon and most important long term also.
  • Published in Home & family on 14 Sep 2010
  • Leyland Cypress and Thuja Green Giant Trees for Privacy Screens
  • Leyland Cypress and Thuja Green Giant are the most popular privacy screen trees because they are the two fastest growing evergreen trees, are inexpensive compared to other evergreens, and also they do not shed lots of needles like Pine trees do. The fast growing attribute translates into less expensive purchase price. In this article I compare these two varieties with deer resistance, diseases, hardiness zones of each, and tree shape in view.
  • Published in Home & family on 24 Aug 2010
  • Leyland Cypress Spacing
  • Spacing Leyland Cypress trees explained clearly. Most people who are unhappy later on with a privacy screen is the result of incorrect spacing. Plant your trees properly with target heigth in mind and consider the "zig-zag" pattern and the "rule of fours" to get closure soon and still have strong and healthy trees later.
  • Published in Home & family on 04 Aug 2010
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