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Summertime Watering Tips for Trees

Summer is well and truly here, so it’s a good time to think about a summer watering programme for your trees. Studies have shown that for every 18-degree increase in temperature the amount of water lost by a tree and the area around it almost…
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Maintaining Your Palms in Perth

Contrary to its name, the Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) – sometimes known as the ‘Pineapple Palm’ – is a common sight around Perth, particularly in the older suburbs.   With its distinctive bark pattern and…

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

At Dickies, our job is just as much about caring for trees and optimising their growth in urban areas, as it is removing those that pose a risk to people or are in poor health. As such, we get to enjoy spending a lot of time in the outdoors…
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The Magic of Mulch

We’ve discussed the many benefits of mulching your garden in the past but now that we’re well into Spring, we thought another reminder was in order. In the aftermath of all those winter storms, your fertilisers and mulch may have been washed…

Tree treating turmoil

Tree maintenance is not just a summer job. Maintaining trees within the winter season is crucial to not only the tree’s health but also helping to maintain a leaf-free garden, which is sometimes a losing battle. Many trees tend to shed their…

Winter's not coming, it's already here!

After shivering through the last few days, it’s clear that winter is well and truly upon us. A change in the weather also means adjusting your garden routine, due to the large amount of rainfall we have had over the last few days, and will…

Some Dickies tips for getting your garden ready for Winter

If many of the plants in your garden at home aren’t natives, winter for them can be a little tricky. There are however a few Dickies Tips that could help you to look after them and prepare for what is arguably the toughest of our four seasons. …

Thinking of cleaning your gutters? Here’s some advice

Winter is here, which means your gutters may need cleaning. Debris blocked gutters may cause a leaky roof and water damage to your home. Cleaning your gutters now, can save you both money and time when the storms roll around. Imagine a blocked…

Why power line clearances are so important this season in Perth

Autumn is well and truly here, which means Winter is right around the corner. As much as we love the colder months here at Dickies Trees, as qualified Arborists we know how bad weather can end it disaster. Having trees too close to power…