Why Tree Services Are A Good Idea For Your Home
When you hear about tree services, you may think that it does not apply to you because you think they look okay. Instead of assuming you will not need it, below you will see 50 reasons tree services may be a good idea for your home. Advance Tree Pros in Orlando and Winter Park can help with all issues discussed below.
1.) Is a tree hanging over your house or leaving all types of debris on a lawn?
If a tree is hanging around your house and leaving all types of debris on your lawn, then you may need to hire a tree services company. If you have a tree hanging over your house, then there is always the risk that it will fall and damage your home. If this were to happen, it could also hurt whoever is in the home. Also, if the tree has a lot of limbs that are constantly falling in your yard, this can become cumbersome to clean them up. If you were to hire a tree services company, they could either prune the tree or if necessary remove it before it causes any property damage or bodily injury. By taking the time to take care of this ahead of time, you can help avoid a huge headache in the long run.
2.) Trees too obnoxious – over growing needs trim
If your tree is obnoxious and overgrown, it may need a trim. You can attempt to do this yourself, but since you do not have the experience or training, you may be doing more damage than good. With your inexperience, you may trim the tree in a way that will cause it to go into distress and die. If this were to happen, then you may run the risk of it falling on your home. Also, with your lack of experience, you may be more prone to make a mistake or not handle the equipment properly, thus resulting in an injury. Another point to consider would be your neighbors; if you were to do a terrible job in pruning the tree, then they will not be happy. Depending on the neighborhood you live it, it can even result in homeowner association fines. To avoid this fiasco, you should hire a professional tree services company. When you do this, you will not have to worry about something going wrong or someone being injured.
3.) Attacked by insects
If your tree has been attacked by insects, then this can affect the health of the tree, and you will need a professional to help you treat it. If you were to hire an exterminator, they only care about getting rid of the insects and not the health of your tree. So, to keep your tree healthy and also get rid of the insects, you should only hire a reputable tree company to take care of the problem. When it comes to insects which attack trees, 3 major kinds are chewing, boring and sucking. Read more about these types of insects by visiting this website.
- Chewing insects tend to eat the leaves and fruits from a tree. If the chewing insects are not taken care of, then it can put the tree in distress thus killing it.
- Boring insects tend to drill into the tree and feed on their vascular tissues. When they do this, it starves the leaves and the top of the tree of their nutrients causing it to go into distress and die.
- Sucking insects tend to stick to the tree and suck liquid from it. They then pass a secretion which is a sticky substance which sticks to the tree. This sticky secretion attracts mold which is harmful to the tree. If these sucking insects are not taken care of in a timely fashion, it can put the tree in distress and eventually kill it.
So, if you suspect that the trees in your yard are under attack by insects, it is important that you hire a tree services company who will take care of the insects while ensuring that the trees remain healthy. If you do not do this, then the trees will eventually die, and you run the risk of them falling and damaging your property or hurting someone.
4.) Stumps in the way?
Random tree stumps in the way. If you have had trees cut down previously, then you were probably left with unsightly stumps in your yard. These ugly tree stumps can take away from the appeal of your home. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also cause other problems.
- If stumps are not removed, it can result in new tree growth. When new growth appears from the tree stump, it can take away nutrients from other trees or plants in the area causing them to go into distress and die.
- Tree stumps can also be hazardous to your friends or family. If your friends and family are walking or playing in the yard they may not see the tree stump which may cause them to trip and fall which could result in bodily injury.
- Tree stumps will also cause you extra work when you are mowing the lawn. As you are mowing the lawn, you will have to ensure that you maneuver around the tree stump. If you do not do this the right way, you can damage your lawn mower. Also, since it would be impossible to perfectly mow the area, you will then need to take the time to take a weed eater to cut the grass you cannot reach close to the tree stump.
- Tree stumps are a breeding ground for insects. As the tree stump begins to decay, it will attract boring insects who like to drill into the stump. These boring insects will eventually decimate the tree stump and be forced to move to other trees or even the wood in your home. If it gets to your home, it can result in many costly repairs.
5.) Recognizing Diseased Trees
Since you are not a tree expert, you may not know that you have diseased trees in your yard. When a tree is diseased, it is in a weakened state which can lead to it being attacked by insects which can ultimately kill the tree. The insects attacking trees information is mentioned in reason number 3. If the trees are diseased and weakened, it can lead to branches or even the tree falling and damaging your property or hurting someone. To avoid this, you should work with a professional tree service company who has ISA (International Society of Arborist) Certified Arborist on staff. There are six different types of ISA Certified Arborist. They include the following:
- ISA Certified Arborist
- ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist
- ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist
- ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist
- ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist
- ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
- Click here to read how these arborists get their certification.
To become certified, they must complete rigorous coursework as well as pass different examinations to test their knowledge. With their knowledge, you can feel confident they know all there is to know about trees and how to recognize if your tree is diseased. In addition to recognizing the problem, they will then set a plan of action in place for the tree. Whether it be the tree be pruned back, given medication or last case cut down, you can trust their recommendation.
When you have a tree specialist who can recognize and treat your diseased trees, it will improve their chances of becoming healthy again.
6.) Tree Care in a Drought
In a drought, trees do not get the water they need to thrive. In an extended drought, it can cause the health of the tree to a steady decline. When the health of the tree declines, it can cause the integrity of the tree to weaken which can result in branches falling as well as the tree itself.
If you live in an area which is prone to droughts, you can talk to an arborist about drought-resistant trees. With their level of expertise, they will be able to tell you which trees would work best for your landscaping. They will also be able to tell you ways in which you can fertilize your trees to help them retain moisture as well as give suggestions on how you can water them with gray water. Gray water is recycled household water (sink, tub) that is free from chemicals or food products. When you use gray water, you are not violating any drought watering restrictions while you can ensure your tree has enough water to remain healthy.
When you plan or work with an arborist, they will be able to help you with your trees, so they survive the drought.
7.) Is your tree an eyesore?
If you have trees in your yard that are an eyesore to the neighborhood, you have a couple of options to consider. The least desirable option would be to take the tree down. This is not a desirable option because you do not want to take down trees which are perfectly healthy. You also need to consider local and state laws regarding cutting down trees. In some states, you cannot cut down a healthy tree. If you were to disregard this law and do it anyway, you could be fined. So, it is important to research and consider the rules regarding cutting down trees carefully.
Another option would be to do nothing and leave the tree as it is. Of course, this is the easiest option but it may not make you popular with your neighbors, and it can negatively impact your property values.
Finally, you can hire a professional tree company and have them come out to prune the tree to help improve its appearance. This is something that you should not attempt to do yourself. If you were to try it, you could prune it incorrectly which can lead to the tree dying or you can injure yourself.
So, the ideal option would be to hire a professional tree service to come out to assess your tree and make an educated recommendation as to the best course of action to change the eyesore tree to a beautiful one.
8.) Leaves in your pool
If you have trees in your backyard along with your pool, you probably spend a lot of time with a pool rake to get them out. If you do not do this promptly, it can break up the leaves affecting the pool filter, can affect the PH balance of the water and can also stain the pool itself. If you are not a fan of the pool rake, you may prefer a pool leaf bagger, in line leaf trap or swivel skim. Whatever you choose to use to remove the leaves, it can be boring and time-consuming.
To help avoid the number of leaves in your pool, there are a couple of things you can do. First, you can plant trees that only lose trees in the fall or once a year. When you do this, you want to ensure you only choose trees which have small root systems as you do not want the roots to grow into and damage your pool.
You can also choose to remove all the trees if your county allows you to do this. This is not ideal because trees are important for the environment and they also provide shade as well as offer privacy. If you do not have any trees, there will be full sun and zero privacy from your neighbors.
The better option would be to hire a professional to prune the trees near your pool once a year to remove limbs which may be dead or too large. When you do this, it will help prevent these limbs and leaves from falling into the pool.
So, if you seem to have a lot of leaves in your pool and are tired of cleaning them out, you should meet with tree professional to discuss your best options. When you do this, you will be happier because you will have fewer leaves to remove from your pool.
9.) Tree hazards are very tricky to identify
There are several tree hazards which may be very tricky to identify if you do not know what to look for. When you have trees in your yard, it is important to be aware of them to avoid having a problem. This may seem like a weird statement, but you need to pay attention to the tree as there are signs that it may be in distress or that it is dying.
One of the first hazards you should look for would be if the tree is hollow. If this is the case, then there is a problem and it will be more prone to split or fall over. The next thing you should look for would be if there are mushrooms growing at the base of the tree. If you see mushrooms, then this may be a sign the trees roots are decaying. If this were to happen then the tree will not be able to receive nutrients thus causing it to die. If a tree is dead or in the process of dying it will be in a weakened state which can cause it to fall. Another thing to look for would be if the tree has a large branch and another branch with a V-shaped fork. When this happens, it can weaken the branch causing it to fall. Finally, if you have had any type of deep digging done near the tree, the roots can be damaged. If this were to happen, the tree will not be able to get the correct nutrients which can put it in a weakened state. So, if you have trees in your yard, you should always be on the lookout for these tricky hazards to ensure that you and property are safe.
10.) The tools required for trimming can cause self-inflicting injuries
If you decide to trim the trees in your yard, you should be very careful because it can result in you injuring yourself. Click here to read about tree trimming. There are several different types of tools you can use to trim and prune your tree. Some of the top equipment would include loppers, pole pruners, saws and hand-held shears. The loppers have long handles and the tips are sharp and can trim or prune the trees in your yard. If you are not careful with these, you can cut yourself on the blade, cut a branch and have it fall on you or you can fall from the ladder. Pole pruners are small chainsaws on a long pole. If you are not careful with these, you can cut yourself with the chainsaw, or cut a branch and have it fall on you. Saws come in different size and have sharp edges which can cut you. Hand-held shears have sharp edges which can cut you or pinch you.
The injuries you can receive from these tools can be minor to severe ranging from cutting yourself, falling off a ladder and breaking or spraining something, having a branch fall on you, eye/head injuries or even hurting your shoulder and back.
Before you decide to trim a tree in your yard, you should read and understand all safety procedures. When you do this, you will know the proper way to use the equipment to avoid injury. It is also important that you wear the appropriate clothing and safety equipment. This includes long sleeved pants and shirts, leather work gloves, sturdy shoes and safety eyewear. As you are assessing the tree, it is important that you check the trimming/pruning equipment to ensure it is in good working order to avoid possible injury.
If you pay attention, wear the proper clothing and safety gear and read and understand all the safety precautions, you will reduce the chances of injuring yourself while trimming the tree.
11.) You can damage your property
If the trees on your property are not taken care of, then they can damage your property. This can happen when the winds pick up due to a storm or hurricane which can happen in Florida. Or the tree can be diseased, infested with bugs or dying which will cause it to fall and damage your property. Another way it can damage your property would be if you hire a company without the proper experience and credentials. When you do this, they may make mistakes resulting in damaging your property.
The best way to protect your property would be to make sure the tree is healthy. If it is top heavy or there are limbs which appear to be dead or dying, you need to hire a professional to come out. When you hire a professional, it is important they have an ISA Certified Arborist on staff. This is vital because they will be able to assess the tree and advise the workers of what limbs need to be removed to ensure the health of the tree.
If the tree is diseased or infested with bugs, then you should also hire a professional tree company to inspect the tree. If you do not do this, the tree will become weakened losing its limbs as well as potentially being blown over. This will damage your property and potentially hurt someone. To avoid this happening, you should hire a professional tree company and have them assess the tree and come up with a plan to get it back to health. If it is too late to save the tree, they will safely remove to avoid it damaging your property or hurting someone.
So, if you do not want the trees on your land to damage your property, you need to ensure they remain healthy by hiring a professional tree company to take care of them.
12.) Dangerous branches are difficult to identify
When you have trees in your yard, it can sometimes be difficult to identify which branches can be dangerous. Of course, there are the obvious ones which look dead, but what about the others which may look healthy, they can still be dangerous. These are the most difficult to identify, and you need to rely on the experts to help guide you through this process.
A tree branch can be perceived as dangerous if the leaves are not growing on it or they are brown when all the other leaves on the tree are green. For those trees which are considered evergreen, they do not have leaves, but they do have needles. If these needles are brown instead of green, then the branch may be dead. Also, if the branch is missing its bark, it can be dead. You can also look closely at the tree branch to see if there are any insects which are chewing or burrowing holes in it. If they are doing this, then it will slowly kill the branch. Another thing to look for is if the tree branch has any fungus growing on it as this is a sign that it may be decaying and not do well.
It can be especially difficult to identify a dead branch in the winter time as this is when the trees do not have their leaves. So, unless you see that the bark is missing, there are insects or fungi, then you may not know the hidden danger they pose.
These branches can be especially dangerous if they are over your house, car or other structures on your property. If they are hanging around your house and they were to fall off the tree, it can result in an injury or costly repair. The same goes for your car or other structures on your property.
So, if you have any branches on your property that you think is dead or if you are not sure about the trees on your property, it would be in your best interest to contact a professional so that they can provide their expert recommendation.
13.) You may not get the results you anticipated
Sometimes when you hire a tree company, you may not get the overall results you were anticipating. Maybe you felt a tree in your yard is overgrown, you may hire a company to come out and prune it. If you do not hire the right company, they may over prune the tree, or prune the wrong branches, making your tree look less than desirable or even killing it. You may also hire a company to come out and assess your trees, and they recommend cutting them down, and it turns out the trees are perfectly healthy, and the company only wants to make extra cash. These are unfortunate situations which can be avoided if you take the time to vet the tree company before hiring them.
There are a couple of key fundamental things to look for before choosing a company to come out and take care of the trees on your property. If you take the time to choose the right company, you will be happy with the overall results you get with your trees.
- Proof of full insurance coverage – If they are not able to provide proof of full insurance coverage then you will be in trouble if something was to go wrong while they are working on your property.
- Certified ISA Arborists on staff – These arborists are the best of the best when it comes to assessing and treating trees. Whether it is to prune the tree, give it medication or completely take it down if it cannot be saved. They know the best way to take care of the trees.
- Experienced staff to implement the recommendation from the ISA Certified Arborist – This is important because you need experienced staff to know how to implement the plan given by the arborist. If the staff does not know what they are doing, it can result in something going wrong which can kill the tree or hurt someone.
- Environmentally conscious – This is important because our landfills are already overflowing, and you should choose a company who cares about the environment and does their part to reduce their carbon footprint. They can do this, by recycling whatever is taken down by turning it into mulch and use it in landscaping projects. Click here to read more about eco-friendly tree removal options.
- Good overall feedback – Feedback is vital because it shows you how the tree company has treated their other customers and if they have taken care of their trees.
Thus, if you want to ensure you get the results you were hoping for, it is important to take your time before choosing a tree company.
14.) Preventative removal
This may not seem important, but if you have trees near your home or branches hanging over your home, then you run the risk of a branch or the tree itself falling on it. Even though the tree is healthy, when you live in Florida, there can be strong winds, it can cause the tree to become uprooted and possibly falling in your home. There are sometimes significant branches hanging over your home which may need to be removed as they can break away from the tree if there are strong winds or even struck by lightning.
To avoid the possibility of this happening, you have the option of a preventative tree or branch removal. If you are considering this, it is important to know that you may need prior approval before removing the tree if it is a hardwood. Pine trees can typically be taken down without prior approval because they grow so fast, however since hardwood trees grow slower, you may need prior approval. It is also important to know that if you live under the rules of a homeowner’s association, that you may need prior approval before removing any tree.
So, if you want to prevent the possibility of a tree or branch falling on your home, you need to obtain prior approval and then contact a reputable tree company to take care of it.
15.) Are fallen trees coverage by insurance?
Yes, fallen trees are covered by insurance if it hits a structure on your property or car. If the tree that falls is on your property, you will be responsible for paying your insurance deductible. If the tree that falls on your property is from a neighbor’s yard, you will need to initially pay for the deductible, but your insurance company will work with your neighbor’s insurance to get a reimbursement for you. If the tree falls and it does not hit anything and is not blocking your driveway or impeding entrance to your home, then the insurance company will not cover the cost of the tree removal. It is also important to know that each insurance company is different and has their policy of what is exactly covered. For example, if the tree on your property breaks halfway down the trunk and then hits your property, they will cover what has fallen and fix your property, but they will not take
It does not matter what causes the tree to fall whether it be strong winds, lightning strike, rotting or diseased trees or even a hurricane, your insurance will cover the cost of the tree removal as well as the damages which may have incurred. One point to keep in mind is that if the storm was deemed a hurricane, then your insurance deductible may be higher.
When a tree falls on your property, the first thing you need to do is to make sure you and your family are safe. Once you have done this, you need to contact your insurance company and open an insurance claim. After the claim has been opened and it is safe to do so, you need to go outside and take pictures of the fallen tree and damaged property from several different angles so that you document the damage. Now that this is done, you will need to contact a reputable tree removal company who will come out and first secure your property by tarping your roof to prevent further damage. Once you get the okay from the insurance company, they will then begin removing the tree from your property. Down what is still on the ground. Also, most insurance companies will not cover the cost of removing the tree stump. If the tree falls and damages other trees, plants or shrubbery, your insurance company will most likely cover these damages as well. Visit the Consumer Reports website to read more about what is covered by insurance when a tree falls on your property.
So, in the unfortunate event, you have a tree fall on your property, and it damages your home or car, do not fret as you can rest assured your insurance company will cover the cost of the damages.
16.) What equipment they use for the job affects the cost too.
When you have trees pruned or taken down in your yard, they can use a plethora of different types of equipment to get the job done. This equipment can range from chainsaws, chippers, bucket trucks, cranes, stump grinders and tree climbing and rigging devices.
If the tree needs to be pruned, taken down or the stump needs to be ground, then the different equipment is needed. The tree size and also, depending on the location of the tree, the tree company may need to use different equipment. If the tree is larger or if it is located close to your house or in an area which is hard to reach, then they will need to use specialized equipment which will increase the price of working with the tree. Read more about how prices can increase with difficult to reach trees by clicking here.
When it comes to choosing a tree service company, you should first do your homework to find a good one. Once you find a good one, you then need to discuss what you want as well as what equipment they will need to use to accomplish your goals. If they do not have the equipment to do the job safely, they will either need to rent it or take risks using the equipment they have.
If equipment is rented or needs to be purchased, this will increase the cost of taking care of the tree. Also, if it is difficult to reach, it will take longer to either prune or take down the tree and the tree company will need to be compensated for their time as well as expertise.
So, if you have trees in your yard that need to be pruned or taken down and they are large or difficult to reach, then you should expect to pay more money then if it is a smaller and easily assessable tree.
17.) Should I have my stump removed?
The decision on whether or not to have your tree stump removed is a personal one. One person may see the tree stump as an eyesore whereas another will see it as adding character to their yard. With this being said, there are a couple of reasons why you should have your tree stumps removed from your yard.
The biggest reason to have the stump removed would be as a safety precaution. Depending on where the tree stump is in your yard it can create a tripping hazard. If you or someone who is visiting you were to trip over the tree stump, then you or your homeowner’s insurance would be liable to cover all their medical costs as well as for pain and suffering. This could be a huge expense and headache for you.
Another reason to have tree stumps removed would be that stumps can attract insects. Some of these eat the wood while others destroy the wood. Of course, you will not care if they destroy a dead tree stump, but if this is close to your home, then this is not good for it and can cause a host of problems.
Some of the most prominent insects which are attracted to wood would include, termites, carpenter ants, Powderpost beetles and wood borers. Termites will eat the wood and cause it to become brittle and crumble if it is touched. The carpenter ants will not eat the wood, but they will burrow into it and create nests there. The Powderpost beetles will lay their larvae into the wood, and when they hatch, they will eat the wood itself. The wood borer insects will not eat the wood but burrow holes into it. This will make the wood brittle and allow it to crumble easily.
So, when it comes to whether or not you should have your tree stumps removed, you need to the weigh the pros and cons of each and then make your decision on whether or not it would be a good idea to have your tree stumps removed. Read more about land clearing/stump grinding by clicking here.
18.) Factors that determine the cost of stump removal
Several factors determine the value of the removal of the stumps in your yard. The first factor would be the diameter of the stump. The larger the diameter, the more expensive it will be to remove the stump because it will take more time to remove it. Of course, each company is different charging different prices. The average price per inch, when computed by diameter, would be $2 to $3. These companies often charge a minimum visit of $100 to remove the tree stump. To get a better idea of what it will cost to remove the stump before calling out a tree service company, you can measure the diameter yourself. The best way to measure the diameter of the tree is to wrap a string around it. Once you know how much string it takes to go around the tree, you can measure the length of the strength and convert this circumference measurement to diameter by dividing it by 3.14 (pi). After you have the diameter calculated, you will have a better understanding of how much it will cost you to remove the tree stump. You can then call a tree company to come out to give you a price quote to see how it correlates to your measurements.
The age of the tree also affects how much it will cost you to remove the stump. When it comes to removing the stump, you will also be removing the entire root ball of the tree that is beneath the dirt. Once this has been done, it will leave a large hole in the ground. The process to remove the stump can take a long time thus making it cost more money. Some people opt to save money by having their stump ground instead of removed. When it comes to stumping grinding it takes less time as the tree company will use a chipping machine to grind the stump above ground level. If you decide to grind the stump instead of removing it completely, you need to take into consideration, that what is left can promote future tree growth. The root system of the tree can also adversely affect your driveway, sewer pipes, and the foundation of your home. So, although it may be cheaper to grind the stump, it may behoove you to have it removed altogether.
The type of soil around the tree stump can also affect the cost of the tree stump removal. If the soil is compacted or hard, it will take longer to remove the stump. Since it will take longer, the tree professional will charge more money to remove the stump. Another type of soil which is difficult to work with would be rocky soil as it can have a negative impact and damage the machine. The best way to see what impact the soil will have on your tree stump removal will be to contact a professional to come out and provide you with a price quote. Of course, keep in mind, if you only want the stump ground, this will be cheaper, but you will have a hard time to plant grass or another tree where the previous one was due to what is left underground. It is possible for you to loosen the soil around the tree stump which will reduce the amount of time it takes to remove the stump. Learn more about how to loosen the soil by visiting this .
The type of tree stump which is being removed also impacts the cost as some trees are harder than others are. You may think that pine trees are soft, and the stumps can be easily removed, but this cannot be further from the truth. Pine tree stumps are some of the toughest to remove and will require more time and skill to remove thus increasing the price of removal. Whereas, oak trees which are hardwood would seem to be more difficult to remove when in actuality, they are easier to remove. Other trees which are more difficult to remove are elm and spruce. The spruce stump is not hard; it is just extremely gummy which makes it more difficult to remove. To get a better understanding as to how much it will cost you to remove your tree stumps, you should contact a professional as they have ample experience working with all different types of trees and know what equipment they will be using to grind and remove the stumps.
Another factor which impacts the cost is the size of the root system of the tree stump. The larger the root system, the longer it will take to remove it thus costing more money. The process to remove the roots is for the professional to use a stump grinder and it will create a small trench along the ground where the root systems were. This small trench can then be filled with the mulch created from the root system as well as dirt. For root systems which are near the foundation of a home or sidewalk/driveway, manual tools will be required to remove the root system. Since manual labor will take longer and be more strenuous, this will increase the cost of the root system removal. When they do this manually, they will use hand tools to carefully remove the roots, so it does not damage your foundation or sidewalk/driveway. Once the roots have been removed, you can then plant grass, plants and or shrubs immediately.
The health of the tree stump also impacts what you will pay to remove it. If the stump is older, it is most likely dried out and beginning to decay which will make its removal easier. If it is a fresh tree stump, it will be firmer and more difficult to remove. You will then need to take into account the sap that some trees create, and if the tree has just been cut down, it will be firmer and more difficult to remove. Of course, you need to take into consideration as previously mentioned that the type of tree also impacts how difficult it is to remove the tree stump. Since it is hard to judge the age of a tree stump, the best way to know how much you will be spending is to hire a professional and have them come out and provide you with a price quote.
Finally, it should go without being said that the number of stumps you want to be removed will increase the cost of the removal. Some tree companies will offer a discount for multiple tree stump removals. So, do not be dissuaded by how many tree stumps you need to be removed as you may get a bulk discount. To see what type of possible discounts are out there will require you to contact a professional tree stump removal company. Since there are multiple tree stumps which need to be removed, it would be a good idea to get multiple quotes to see what different companies charge. When you take the time to get multiple price quotes you will have a better understanding as to what the going rate is and you will be able to pick the tree stump removal company accordingly.
So, as you can see, there are several factors which come into play when it comes to the removal of your tree stumps. Knowing these will help you be able to better plan on when and who you choose to hire to remove the stumps.
19.) You don’t have to do it.
One of the best reasons to hire a professional is that you do not have to worry about it. You can sit back and watch the professional take care of it. If you were to attempt to do this yourself, you would be stressed out trying to figure out the best way to tackle your trees. You would then need to either go out and purchase the equipment or go to the home improvement store and rent it. Another thing you would worry about is that with your lack of experience, you may end up doing something wrong which can result in you injuring yourself, someone else or damaging your property. If this were to happen, you could be out of work for a while or be paying for the someone else’s hospital bill or property damage. Not to mention the emotional turmoil this would put you in.
Also, if you were to do this yourself, you would then need to worry about cleaning up the debris you removed from the tree. This can be very strenuous and require you to cut the branches into a certain size and then contact and pay someone to pick it up for you.
So, instead of the stress, you will get to feel comfortable that a professional will be taking care of it and it will be done properly.
20.) Professionals have a keen eye for what you may be missing
When you contact a professional, you can feel confident that they are experts in everything related to trees and know more than you do about them. You may tell them you think a tree is dead, but after they assess it, they may tell you it is healthy but in distress. If this is the case, they may recommend pruning it and having medication injected into the trees root system. If it was up to you with your lack of knowledge, you may have cut down a tree which could have been saved.
Other things professionals may notice would be if the tree is infested by insects. If this is not taken care of, it can cause the tree to die. When a tree dies, it becomes brittle and may be more prone to lose it branches as well as fall over. If this were to happen, it could cause injuries or property damage.
They will also be able to identify any branches which may pose potential problems during a storm. These branches may be close to your home and will cause issues if they are not pruned or removed altogether. Since storms and hurricanes happen in , it is important to remove any branches which can potentially cause problems.
Tree professionals have completed a lot of schooling and taken several tests to ensure they know all there is to know about trees and how to keep them healthy. When you work with them, you will know that the trees in your yard are in good hands and will be taken care of. Click to read more about what a professional tree company can help you with.
21.) Get rid of unwanted eyesores in the yard
When you contact a professional tree company, they can come out and either prune the tree to make them look better or even have them removed. Sometimes a tree may be considered an eyesore because it is sick and or dying causing it to lose its leaves and or branches. When a tree professional comes out, they will use their knowledge and tools to make it look better.
Also, if you have several ugly tree stumps in your yard, a tree service company can come out and remove them for you. When they do this, you can then plant another tree, flowers, shrubbery or grass in its place. So, instead of the ugly eyesore of a tree stump, you will have something beautiful in its place.
The things in your yard which you may think are ugly and an eyesore can be made to look better with a little TLC from a professional tree service company.
22.) Make the neighbor jealous
If you have great curb appeal, then your neighbors will become jealous and want to improve their curb appeal as well. When everyone has great curb appeal, it is a win-win situation for everyone as it not only looks good, but it also increases the property value of your home and the entire neighborhood. Visit this to learn how your landscaping and curb appeal can impact your property value.
When you hire a professional, they know what they are doing, and they will not butcher your trees or lawn. When they prune your trees or remove branches if needed, they will take their time to ensure they do a good job as well as not damage your lawn in the process.
So, not only will you have a beautiful yard that will make your neighbors jealous, you will also help improve your property value which will have a trickle-down effect in your neighborhood.
23.) Spring pruning will keep trees healthy and attractive!
When it comes to pruning the trees at your property, it can make them healthier as well as more attractive. Now that it is Spring, you will see your trees with leaves and have a better understanding of what is overgrown and needs to be pruned. The question then arises, is it okay to prune the trees in the Spring. The rule of thumb is that you should not prune trees when they have leaves or are in bloom, as this can cause them to go into distress, but there are exceptions to this rule. To be safe and to ensure it is okay to prune your trees, you should visit the for the Farmer’s Almanac. This will provide you a list of if it is okay to prune the tree as well as the best way to do it. When you properly prune the tree, it will make it healthier because the tree will not have to worry about sending nutrients to all the branches. Also, as a bonus, it will make the tree look more attractive.
Once you know it is okay to prune your trees and the best way to achieve it, you have two options. You can prune the trees yourself, or contact a professional to take care of it for you. If you do not have any DIY experience or the tools to do it, it is highly recommended that you leave this in the capable hands of a professional. You can feel confident that when you hire a professional, it will be taken care of properly and your trees will be healthier and look better.
Thus, if you want to make the trees in your yard healthier and more attractive, you should look into doing some pruning or hiring a professional to do the pruning this Spring.
24.) Trim trees back from windows and doors of your home to eliminate hiding places for burglars
If you have overgrown trees around your home, it can create the perfect hiding place for those up to no good. When you have overgrown trees around your windows and entrances to your home, it is a prime location for thieves to hide before breaking in. When a potential robber sees your home has places to hide, they may be more prone to choose your home to burglarize.
Of course, this is not the only thing you should do to protect your home from intruders, but it is a good start. Read more about what is involved with trimming the trees in your yard by clicking . In addition to trimming your trees, you should consider having new sturdy locks installed on all doors, making sure you always lock your doors, keeping your blinds closed, and purchasing a security system.
When it comes to the overgrown trees, it can be quickly taken care of by contacting a professional to come out and trim the trees around your home. Since these branches and limbs are so close to your home, you should not attempt to do this yourself. In addition to making your home safer, your yard will look better now that the trees are not overgrown.
So, when you take the time to trim the trees away from your windows and entrances, you will be making your home less attractive to burglars.
25.) Trim trees that obscure vision at the end of your driveway
If you have trees which are obstructing your line of site at the end of your driveway, it can be a huge safety hazard. With the overgrown trees, it would be impossible for you to safely pull out of your driveway. Since you cannot see before you pull out onto the road, you run the risk of another car hitting you, or even worse, you hit another car, pedestrian or animal. If this were to happen, it would be disastrous and negatively affect you for the remainder of your life.
These accidents can easily be avoided if you take the initiative to trim the trees so you can easily be able to see the street. If you do not do this, then your neighbors may report you to the county code office on how your trees are obstructing views of the driveway. This could lead to citations depending on where you live and how quickly you take care of the problem.
In addition to it being a hazard and being reported by your neighbors, the overgrown trees will also be an eyesore for your yard which will negatively affect the price of your home. When you have this problem, the first call you should make would be to a professional tree service company as they will be able to effectively and efficiently take care of the problem.
So, by taking this preventative action, you will be making leaving your driveway safer while also improving your curb appeal.
26.) Helpful tips for spring tree care
Spring in is the perfect time to check your trees to see how they are doing and if action needs to be taken to ensure they remain healthy. If you take the time to do this then your trees will be ready to thrive during the hot summer months.
The first tip would be to fertilize your trees. This should be done throughout the year, but especially during the spring as they are growing. You can opt to do this yourself or to hire a professional tree service company to take care of it. If you want to do this yourself, it is very important that you take the time to research the various types of fertilizer to see what would work best for your trees. Another thing to consider would be the age of the tree. If it is a new tree, you need to be careful when fertilizing as if it is done incorrectly, it can kill the tree. In the spring as they are growing, they will need more nitrogen–based fertilizer. If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, you should contact a professional tree service company and they will take care of it for you.
The next tip would be to check your trees for disease. When it comes to diseased trees, it can be caused by the age of the tree or other environmental factors or by other living organisms. Identifying a tree which is diseased can be tricky, so you will need to consult the internet and look at pictures of trees which are diseased and what the trees in your yard look like. Click to read more detailed information about how to identify diseased trees. Once you have identified the tree as being diseased, you can either opt to remove it or to take measures to try to make it healthy again. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, you should consult with a professional tree service company. With their expertise, they will know what is best for the tree.
Another tip would be to have your trees pruned or trimmed. If you do not have experience with a chainsaw or regular saw, it is highly recommended that you have a professional take care of this. Tree pruning is important because it removes dead or diseased limbs from the trees as well as trees that may fall and damage your home. Read more about tree pruning and trimming by clicking .
Finally, you should be sure to add mulch around the base of your tree. This is very important as we head into warmer months as it helps the tree retain the water after it has been watered.
So, if you take care of these things in the spring, your tree will be healthy and ready for the hot summer months.
27.) When to prune your trees
It is most common to prune trees in the winter time while they are dormant after the coldest part of winter has passed. When this is done properly, it will allow the trees to have a burst of growth in the spring. If you want to change the way the tree is growing, remove limbs that are hanging low, or stunt the tree from growing too fast, you should prune the tree in the Summer. You should avoid pruning trees in the Fall as this will make them a prime target for fungi to attach itself to the tree. If this were to happen, then it can cause the tree to go into distress and die.
So, the best time to prune the trees in your yard would be after the coldest part of Winter has passed. There are exceptions to this, so you should rely on the expertise of a professional to guide you through this process.
28.) Three phases of Spring tree care
There are three phases of spring tree care. If you follow these phases, you will be sure that your trees are healthy and will look great when they bloom.
The first phase is to inspect the tree before it blooms. When you do this, you will be able to identify limbs and branches that were damaged in the Winter. You should also be able to easily identify if the tree looks as if it is diseased or has an insect infestation. If you see there are any limbs which have been damaged, you need to have them pruned away. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, you can contact a professional to take care of it for you.
The second phase would be to remove any fallen leaves, branches or other debris that is at the base of the tree. Once you have this cleaned up, you will need to fertilize the tree. Before you do this, you need to research the type and age of the tree to see what kind and type of fertilizer to use.
The third phase would be to plant more trees in your yard. Before you do any type of digging in your yard, it is imperative that you contact your local gas company so they can come out and mark your yard so you know where the gas lines are. If you do not do this, you may inadvertently bust a gas line and this is not good. When you do this, you will make your yard more attractive and vibrant as well as save energy in your home by providing it with shade. It is very important that before you choose and plant any trees that you take the time to research them to see how big and wide they will get. You will also need to know what type of sun and shade they thrive in. If you do not feel comfortable doing this yourself, you can contact a landscaper and they will make a recommendation as to which trees will work best and then plant them for you.
29.) Transform your yard by removing unwanted trees
If you have trees in your yard which are overgrown, dead, or which do not look good, you can transform your yard, by removing them. You may also have trees which are blocking your home from the street or which are dangerously close to your home. Whatever, the reason, you can transform your yard, by removing these unwanted trees.
When it comes to removing these trees, it is imperative that you hire a professional to do it. In an effort to save money, you may be tempted to remove these trees yourself, but this can be dangerous. With this , you may injure yourself or damage your home or property. If you do not hire a reputable professional, they may also make the same mistakes.
So, if you want it done properly, you will research and find a reputable professional to take care of the trees on your property. After the trees have been removed, you will then need to have the tree stumps and roots ground away. At this point, you will be able to see your home and yard and can begin planning out a new landscape design. You can finally have the yard of your dreams by removing your unwanted trees and then planting new trees, plants, shrubs, grass, and or flowers. If you do not feel comfortable about landscaping your yard, you can contact a professional landscaper to help with this as well.
Once you have the trees removed and the landscaping updating, your yard will be completely transformed for the better.
30.) Spring is the perfect time for tree service
If you want to service your trees then spring is the perfect time to do it. There are a couple of reasons why this is a good time including the following:
The first reason why is that there is good weather and you will spend a lot of time outdoors. During the winter months you most likely do not spend a lot of time outdoors because it is too cold, so you may miss what is going on in your yard. It is hard to identify trees which may not be healthy as trees do not have their leaves during this time of year. During the spring is when the weather is more comfortable and you may find yourself spending more time outside. As you are doing this, you may notice that some of your trees are not getting their leaves or that there are some branches on the trees which are not getting them. When you see this, it would be an ideal time to contact a tree service company to come out and take care of the problem trees.
The second reason, is that you are trying to prepare your yard for the dry summer season. During the summer season it is dry and your trees may not get the right amount of water unless you have an irrigation system installed. It would be a good time to hire a professional tree company to come out and assess your trees and identify those which may not last the summer or need to be taken down immediately. If you do not do this, then the tree itself or the branches may fall causing harm or damages to your property.
The third reason would be that it aligns with other home beautification projects. During the spring, you tend to tackle a lot of outdoor projects, so taking care of your trees should be a seamless addition. Also, since you will not be doing this project yourself, you can call a and they will work with you and assess your trees and make recommendations as to what is best for the trees as well as you and your home.
So, if you have been putting off taking care of your trees, now is the time to do something about it. It will keep you and your property safe.
31.) Pruning trees that flower in Spring
In some instances, it would be best to prune your trees as they flower in the spring. Since this is not true for all trees, you should leave this in the capable hands of a tree service professional arborist. They have studied trees for years and know the best way to keep them healthy as well if it is the right time to prune the trees.
When your trees are in full bloom, you will also be able to quickly identify if any of the branches or limbs or dead. During the fall and winter, you will not be able to see this as there is not a bloom on the trees.
If you want to prune the tree or remove the dead limbs, you should hire a professional to take care of it for you. They have the experience as well as the correct tools to get it done. It may be tempting to do it yourself to save money, but you may injure yourself or damage your property during this process.
To avoid any unnecessary injuries or property damages, you should research and find the best tree service professional to come out and take care of the trees in your yard.
When the professionals are pruning your trees, there are some other you can be doing for your trees. You can clean up the leaves and debris around your trees and install mulch. This will help your trees keep their moisture during the hot, dry months. When you do this, you are ensuring your trees will remain healthy through the hot summer months as well as years to come.
32.) Don’t try and tackle land clearing yourself!
If you have areas in your yard which are overgrown, it can be overwhelming. It might be tempting to try to clear it yourself to save money, but this may cost you more in the long run. Depending on the size and condition of your property, you will need to buy or rent the proper equipment and safety gear. You will then need to research the best way to approach the land clearing and then take time off from work to do the job. This job can take you one day to several weeks or months depending on the size of your property. When you compare your expenses based on what it would have cost you to hire a professional, you will see that you would have been better off hiring one. They have the proper tools and experience needed to get the job done right the first time. Not to mention if you were to attempt to do it yourself, you may harm yourself or damage your property during the process.
To avoid this mess and save you money in the long run, you should take the time to hire a professional land clearing company to take care of your overgrown property.
33.) How to clear overgrown land for a construction site or home property
If you want to clear your overgrown land, then there are several things you need to consider. It is not as easy as getting a bobcat and chainsaw and then begin clearing the land. If you were to do this, you might encounter a lot of problems with several different factions.
Before you do anything, the first thing you need to do is to check to see if there are any zoning or building permits which need to be filed. If you do not do this and clear the land, you may find yourself in hot water dealing with fines and battles with your county or town.
The next thing you should look for would be what type of equipment and safety gear you will need to get the job done. You can either choose to purchase the equipment or rent what you need to clear your land correctly.
You will then need to create a plan of action as to what you will be taking care of first. It is advised that you take care of the biggest things first such as trees and tree stumps. Depending on the size of the tree you may need to hire a to remove the trees and stumps. It is essential to choose a company who has a track record of providing superior service as well as who is eco–friendly. Once this has been done, you can use a bobcat, brush mower, or string trimmer to begin clearing out everything else on your property.
It is important to keep in mind that this is not an easy task and will require a lot of hands-on labor that may take several days to complete. If you are not in good physical health, it would be advised that you check with your physician before you begin this project.
34.) Pros can tackle it
So, when the land clearing job is too big, or you are not physically able to do it, you can call the pros, and they will tackle it for you.
35.) How Do Trees Deal with the Heat?
When you live in , you know it can get hot outside, and your trees can go into stress mode which can weaken them. If they have other stressors, this could lead to the tree itself dying or being susceptible to disease or insect infestation which can lead to them dying. When a tree becomes weakened or, it dies, this can lead to the possibility of it losing its branches or, it falling. This can lead to injuries or property damage which can be costly.
Of course, each type of tree is different, and the heat affects them differently. Trees like live oaks and cedar elms do okay with the heat and other trees like sycamores and cottonwoods will lose its leaves to help tolerate the heat when water is scarce. There are several trees which are heat tolerant, and if you want to learn more about them, you should visit this .
If a tree is able to receive a good amount of water, it can stay healthy and cool and can avoid the stress caused by heat. Older mature trees have large root systems and can withstand the heat stress more so than younger trees. However, if trees do not get enough water, it can cause long-term damage such as limbs and the tree itself dying.
The best way to help your trees survive the heat would be to water them. If you have an irrigation system, you may think they are receiving the right amount of water, but this is not the case as they are not designed to give your trees the amount of coverage and water they need to keep their cool and survive. It is recommended that you measure the diameter of your mature trees and provide it with 5 gallons of water per inch once a week. For your new trees, you need to follow these same guidelines but water it twice a week. The best way for your trees to retain the water, regulate temperature, and moisture is to put mulch around all your trees. It should not be placed too thick and be 3 to 4 inches around the diameter of your trees.
So, when it comes to how the trees in your yard deal with the heat, it depends on the type of tree as well as how often and how much you water it.
36.) Summer Drought – Protect your Trees!
During a summer drought, you may want to know the best way you can protect your trees. If you do not take care of your trees, then it can cause them to go into distress and then die which can result in them falling and injuring someone or damaging your property.
To ensure your trees do not go into distress, you need to ensure they are adequately watered. Of course, during a drought, there may be water restrictions, so you need to ensure that you check with your local county regarding any type of watering ban in your area. you are allowed to water; it is important that you take the time to individually water the trees on your property.
On the days and hours. At a minimum, they should be watered once a week, 5 gallons of water per one-inch diameter of the tree. To ensure the tree retains the water, it is important that you put a 3 to 4-foot mulch diameter around the base of the tree. It is also important that you take the time to clear out all weeds and grass at least a 4-foot diameter around the tree because they will be stealing valuable nutrients the tree needs to stay strong during the drought. You also need to pay close attention to any trees which are close to your driveway or sidewalk as they will need a little extra water because their roots will be receiving excess heat.
If you feel the heat has adversely affected the trees on your property, you should contact a who has ISA Certified Arborist on staff to take a look at them. When they do this, you can feel confident they will make a recommendation as to what is best for the trees on your property during the drought.
37.) Can a Tree Service increase the value of your home?
Yes, hiring a tree service company can increase the value of your home. If you want to get an appraisal of your property to refinance your home loan or to see how much you can sell it for, then you should hire a tree service company. This may seem like an odd thing to do, but when you hire a tree service company, they will come out and remove any dead limbs or trees from your property. They will also be able to prune your trees to help make them look better. If you have dead trees on your property, it can be dangerous thus decreasing your home’s value, not to mention your safety. When the trees look better, it will, in turn, increase the value of your home. In addition to this, it can have a trickle-down effect, and your neighbors will work hard to make their yard look better thus increasing the value of the neighborhood. In some instances, it may also encourage your neighbors to take care of the dangerous trees on their property. So, it is a win-win situation.
Before you start this, it is crucial you take the time to find a reputable tree company to take care of the trees on your property. If you do not do this, they can butcher the trees making them look bad or they can damage your home and property when working with the trees. This would definitely detract from your home which will decrease its value.
As you are looking at the various companies, you want to choose one who has an on staff, has positive customer feedback, has proof of full insurance, and an experienced crew with the right equipment. These things are important because it shows they stand apart from their competition as they strive to go above and beyond to ensure their customers are adequately taken care of. When you work with a company who has these qualifications, you can feel confident they will make your trees look better while not damaging your property during the process.
So, if you want a simple way to increase the value of your home, you should hire a professional to take care of the trees on your property. The better they look, the higher your home will be valued.
38.) Tree Service can increase the curb appeal of your home!
When the trees on your property are taken care of, it can also increase the curb appeal of your home. If you have a lot of overgrown or dead trees on your property, they are most likely an eyesore which detracts from your home’s appeal. So, if you have these taken care of, then it would be good for your home overall.
It is imperative that you do not attempt to take care of the trees yourself as it can result in bodily harm as well as property damage. If you do not know the proper way to use a saw or chainsaw, the results can be disastrous and costly. To avoid this potential problem, you should only have a come out and take care of the trees.
When you hire a professional, they will have an ISA Certified Arborist on staff who is the best of the best when it comes to arborists, and they know everything there is to know about trees and how to take care of them. They will assess the trees on your property and provide you with their recommendations on what needs to be done to make the trees look better. In some instances, this will require the trees to be pruned, and in other situations, the entire tree may need to be removed. Once you approve their recommendation, they can schedule a time for their experienced and professional crew to come out and implement the provided plan. After their team takes care of the trees, you will be impressed with how much better they look. You will be even more impressed with how much better it makes your entire yard look.
So, if you are looking for a simple way to improve the curb appeal of your home, you should contact a reputable tree service company and have them come out and take care of your trees.
39.) Has your home been on the market for a while? It could be your trees!
Selling your home can be a stressful time, and when it sits on the market for a while, it can become even more stressful. One of the main reasons houses do not sell is because of poor landscaping or curb appeal.
When a potential buyer looks at photos or drives up to your home, their first impression makes a significant impact on whether they like it or not. If you have overgrown or ugly trees on your property, it can detract from the beauty of your home which can sour a potential buyer’s opinion of your property. A bad first impression from poor curb appeal may lead to your home not selling.
One of the best ways to improve your curb appeal is to either prune your trees or remove them completely. When it comes to this job, it is in your best interest to hire a . Their expertise and knowledge ensure they will know the best way to prune or remove the trees to make your property look better while also protecting your property from any damage.
Hiring a tree professional to take care of your trees, will improve your curb appeal making your home more attractive to potential buyers.
40.) Don’t want to stare at your neighbors? Plant new foliage instead!
If you are tired of seeing your neighbors or having them being able to look at you, you should consider planting some foliage. A thick covering of foliage ensures you will no longer worry about nosy neighbors or being able to see everything they are doing.
- Emerald Green Arbor Arborvitae – This evergreen grows 12 to 15 feet tall to create a barrier.
- Clematis – This is a flowering vine which comes in multiple colors which can help disguise fencing.
- Climbing Roses – This type of rose can grow up fencing which can help create a barrier between two properties.
- Cherry Laurel – This is an evergreen shrub/small tree that grows between 15 to 36 feet tall.
- Ivy – Ivy can grow up fencing to create a barrier between properties.
- Boxwood – These shrubs grow quickly and are pruneable in various shapes.
- Privet – These are considered semi-evergreen shrubs which bloom white flowers and are considered sturdy shrubs which will create an excellent barrier between properties.
- Japanese Holly – This evergreen is dense and while slow growing it can reach up to 6 to 10 feet tall.
- Buckthorn – This fern-like shrub can grow 5 to 7 feet tall and creates an excellent barrier.
- Bamboo – This is a fast–growing plant and creates an excellent dense barrier between properties.
Once you have decided which type of foliage to plant, you will soon have a much-needed privacy barrier between you and your neighbor.
41.) Service trees in your new yard before they become problematic
When you take the time to service the trees in your yard, you avoid them becoming problems in the future. Instead of taking care of tree issues yourself, it is essential that you hire a to come out to assess and take care of the trees on your property regularly. When they do this, they will be able to quickly identify any problem areas which need pruning or trees that may need removal entirely. Being proactive plays a significant role in your safety as well as the impact it can potentially have on your home or property.
To avoid any potential problems, you should schedule a tree professional to come out to assess your trees and take action at least once a year.
42.) Make your new home your own by planting new trees and beautifying your yard
Do you feel as if your yard is impersonal? You may want to consider planting trees to add a unique touch. There are several which will work great in your yard while also embracing your personal style.
If you prefer flowering trees, your options include Dogwoods, Saucer Magnolias, American Holly, Weeping Cherry, or Eastern Redbud to name a few. If you want trees which have lovely shapes and offer beautiful fall foliage, you may want to consider Tulip trees, Sugar Maple, Silver Maple, or Red Oak. There are also numerous ornamental trees and shade trees to choose from.
Before you choose a tree, you should always take the time to research to ensure they are the right fit for you and your yard. If you are not sure which trees would work best, you should contact a professional landscaping or tree company. They will work closely with you to guarantee a tree that will work great in your yard.
43.) Keep an Eye Out for Drooping and Wilting Leaves and Branches
When you see that the branches and leaves on your trees are drooping or wilting, it could be a sign that there is a problem. If you do not take care of the problem, it could result in the limbs breaking off or the whole tree dying. A dead tree can then cause damage to anything around the tree including your home, landscaping, powerlines, or other buildings on your property.
There are many causes of drooping and wilting leaves and branches including the tree receiving too much or not enough water, the need for pruning, or lack of fertilization. In some instances, the branches droop because that is the way the tree grows, so it is important that you research your tree to see if drooping is normal.
If you notice that your tree has any of these problems, you have a couple of options. You can hire a to tend to your trees, or you can opt to care for the tree yourself. If you do not have any DIY tree maintenance experience, then it is in your best interest to hire a professional to take care of your trees. There are many reputable tree service companies, so it is essential to take your time and find the best one before you hire them. When you hire a well-known and respected tree company, you can feel confident that your trees will be properly taken care of and everything will be okay. If you want to try to care for the tree yourself, you should research and about the best way to do it so that you do not damage the tree in the process. Working with trees can be complicated and dangerous. We recommend that you always hire a professional.
44.) Tips for dealing with unwanted dead leaves
There are several tips when it comes to dealing with unwanted dead leaves. First, is the most obvious solution, to rake, mow, or blow them and then bag them to be taken away. Raking is the most eco-friendly choice as you will not be emitting fumes into the air. Mowing is an easy way to remove leaves because it will mulch them as you run over them. Blowing can make the chore of taking care of the leaves a little less stressful. However, overall, for most people, this is not a fun chore, and most homeowners try to avoid doing it at all costs.
If you do not want to remove your leaves from your property, there are recent findings from the that recommend that you do not rake your leaves as they can have positive benefits for the eco-system in your yard. The dead leaves provide food and shelter to various insects and critters in your yard. Additionally, as the leaves decompose, they create a natural mulch which helps fertilize your soil.
If you do not like dealing with dead leaves, and you also do not want to leave them in your yard, you can hire someone to take care of them for you. When it comes to hiring someone to do this, there are several options available to you. First, you could hire one of the neighborhood kids to take care of it. Remember that if you choose this option, you cannot expect the finished job to look pristine as you are hiring children. Another option would be to hire the same company who mows your lawn. If you do not currently hire anyone to cut your grass, you can research landscaping companies in your area to see how much they charge to remove the leaves from your property.
45.) Prepare your yard for the colder months
It is essential to take the time to prepare your yard for the colder months. If you do not take these steps to protect your trees, it can result in negative consequences. The first thing you should do is your trees. It is critical that you remove any dead wood or branches that hang over your home or other structures. If you do not feel comfortable doing this or you do not possess the skills or tools to do this yourself, you should contact a professional to take care of it for you. When you hire a professional, they will know the right way to prune the tree, so it does not hurt the tree or damage your property.
The next thing you should do is add 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the base of each tree. This protects the roots of the tree. If you do not put mulch down, the soil will expand and contract as the ground freezes, which can adversely affect the roots. Before you do this, you should watch on the proper way to add mulch, so you do not create more problems for the tree.
Finally, you should ensure you properly water the tree. The reason being that water can act as a sort of insulator which makes the tree stronger against freezing temperatures. When you take these steps, your trees should survive and thrive during the cold winter months.
46.) Help Your Trees Survive the Chill
When it gets cold outside, your trees will need your help to thrive and survive. Most older trees can tolerate the cold weather, but you really need to focus on your new trees. If you have not planted them in the ground yet, you should move the pots inside during the cold weather. If you have already planted them, there are a couple of things you can do to protect them.
The first thing is to treat any tree damage as soon as it occurs. If the trees on your property are healthy before it becomes cold outside, they have a better chance of surviving the cold weather.
The next thing would be to apply a nitrogen which is a fall fertilizer that helps with root growth instead of leaf growth. This is important because the tree will rely on their roots for food over the winter months.
Another thing you can do is water your tree regularly during the fall as they tend to not get a lot of water during the winter months. A good rule of thumb is to water the tree for several hours one time in September and another time in late October.
Finally, you should add at least five inches of mulch around the base of the tree so that it can retain its moisture. This is especially important during the cold months when you cannot water your trees.
47.) Treating Your Cold Weather Damaged Trees
If your trees have become damaged due to the cold weather, here are a couple of things you can do. First, water the tree. If the base is frozen, the water will defrost it and allow the roots to receive the water they need.
If you have branches or limbs which are dead, diseased, or broken, you can them at any time with little effect on the tree. However, it is always a good idea to consult with a qualified arborist to ensure there is not an exception with the type of tree in your yard. And as always, you should leave the job of extensive pruning in the capable hands of a tree professional who has ample experience working with trees.
When you take the time to care for your damaged trees, you will be taking the first step in protecting your family and your property from fallen branches or trees.
48.) Fertilizing Your Trees After a Freeze
After you have had the first freeze of the winter, you may wonder if you can fertilize your trees. Yes, you can do this, but you do not want to do it too early, or it can encourage new growth before the cold weather is completely gone. It is best to fertilize your trees during the spring once you know the risk of frost has passed. If you are not sure, you should always consult with a professional to see when the best time would be to fertilize your trees.
49.) Is Winter a Good Time to Remove Trees
You may be wondering if winter is a good time to remove dead or diseased trees from your yard. The answer is yes. Winter is an excellent time to remove trees from your property. However, you should not do this yourself but instead, hire a to take care of it for you. There are many reasons why winter is a good time to remove trees, including:
- Easier access to professionals – People typically do not think about removing trees during the winter months, which means many tree professionals are not busy during this time, and they will be able to get to your job faster.
- Little damage to the ground – Since the ground is more solid or frozen, it can better support tree removal equipment which will then result in less damage to your lawn.
- Little damage to flowering plants or gardens – Since flowering plants and gardens do not grow in the winter, there is no risk of damaging them while removing the trees.
- Better accuracy during tree removal – The absence of leaves on the trees, decreases the chance for surprises during the removal process and makes it easier to assess and then create a plan for safe removal.
If there are trees on your property which you feel are diseased or dying, the winter months are the perfect time to get them taken care of.
50.) Advance Tree Pros is Your Year-Round Tree Service Specialist
We at Advance Tree Pros are experts when it comes to anything related to trees on your property at any time of the year. Whether it be spring, summer, fall, or winter, we can assist you with any of your tree care needs. If you have any questions or concerns about the trees on your property, you can call us today at 407.960.4893 or visit our and request a quote. We will work closely with you to assess your trees and take care of them for you.
We hope you have found this blog useful for answering any of your tree care questions or concerns.