Tips For Tending Your Trees

Want to improve your home's curbside appeal? Learn different ways to implement trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.

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Your home is where you should feel proud and happy to welcome others to the most important space in your life. There are many ways mature trees add to curbside appeal, from providing shade to looking majestic and adding to the feel of permanence. Well-tended, mature trees add value to your home, and using a professional tree service will keep your trees looking their best. A good tree service will know how to trim large trees safely, while keeping their shape attractive without damaging their health and growth. Untended trees look messy, and the risk of branches falling during a storm or high winds increases with the age of your trees and the length of time they’ve gone without proper care. Learn different ways to tend to your trees and what professional tree services can do to help in this blog.


Tips For Tending Your Trees

23 January 2019
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Depending on the extent of landscaping you have in your yard, you may have various things to tend to on a regular basis. You may have a garden to tend to, numerous flower beds to take care of, a pond to keep an eye on, a lawn to keep looking great, and much more. You will also have trees to properly maintain. Trees may not be as easy as you think. Most people are under the assumption that trees take care of themselves with a little help from rain and your sprinkler system. Here are some of the things that you are going to want to learn about tree health so you know you are tending to yours correctly.

Your trees may not be getting the nutrients they need

Trees in forests stay strong and healthy because they are in a nutrient-rich environment. However, trees in yards may not have access to all those nutrients because people are constantly raking up everything around their trees, much of which would be feeding nutrients directly to the trees. Trees in yards also have to compete with the lawn for any nutrients they are exposed to. You can tell if your trees could use more nutrients because they will look unhealthy with dull and brown leaves while other trees have shiny green leaves. You can give the trees more nutrients by fertilizing and mulching them properly. You can also buy nutrients you connect to your garden hose and spray around the base of the tree. Trimming the tree down to thin it out can also help it to require fewer nutrients while you are trying to get it back to good health. Make sure to trim down dead branches; they don't need to be adding more stress to an already-depleted tree.

A lack of space

In order for your tree to be healthy, it needs to have all the room necessary to spread its roots and gather all the nutrients throughout the soil. If you have trees too close to each other, they are only going to compete more and more for root space. It may be best for you to save the trees that are nearest and dearest to your heart by having the competing trees removed. If the roots are fine but it's the branches that lack enough space, then you want to have someone come out to trim the trees back so they aren't fighting for space and getting tangled on one another.

Growing out of control

If or when you have a tree that is overgrown, you may notice the tree is starting to look unhealthy. The tree can have branches crossing in unnatural ways and the tree can even start to lean in a way that it shouldn't. Also, you may notice the tree is starting to reach toward dangerous areas, such as the eaves of your roof or toward the electrical lines. When you notice there is just too much going on with your tree, it is time for you to have a professional tree trimming company come out to trim the tree down to where it should be. Not only will this help to keep the tree healthy, but it will also prevent hazardous situations.