15 May 2017
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Pruning Tips For Novices

Pruning is important for the health of you tree. Contrary to the popular belief, pruning doesn’t jump improve the look, but also helps your tree stay healthy. However, tree pruning requires some prior knowledge so that you don’t harm the tree while doing so.


To help you in this regard, given below are some tips on pruning for novices.


  1. Tree Pruning Starts With Observing: The first thing you should do before starting with the pruning process is to stand back and observe the tree from all angle.

Have a good look at the tree and decide the shape that would suit it the best. Next, thoroughly concentrate on the tangled branches and mark the points where you wish to cut. Remember that several smaller cuts are better than one big cut, so make sure you plan accordingly.


  1. Dead Branches or Branches too close: The first priority when pruning a tree should be to get rid of rotten and dead branches. This is necessary to maintain the health and look of your tree. The next step should be to separate branches that are too close to each other. Doing this will make more room for light and airflow, putting the tree in a better position to fight diseases and be healthy.


  1. Know How to Cut: Tree pruning is a process which requires attention and patience. You need to be careful how and where you cut the tree. One wrong mark may cause huge damage to the tree. The correct way of making a cut is to measure. An ideal cut is one which is made close to the bud, branch or trunk; however, it shouldn’t be too close either.

Keep a distance. There are certain areas which are sensitive such as the collar because it contains hormones which contribute to the healing of wounds. So make sure you don’t damage that.


  1. The Art of Cutting Larger Branches: Branches that are large and thick ( 3 or more cm) are not easy to cut. You need to hold the branch with one hand and cut with the other. This can be complicated and requires special cutting technique.

This technique involves making several cuts so that the bark doesn’t tear. The first cut is made on the underside of the branch, some 40 cm away from the trunk. Keep cutting until the branch starts to sag and your saw gets trapped. The second cut should be made on the top of the branch, some 45 cm away from the trunk; this won’t trap your cutting tool and will easily help you cut off larger branches with great ease.


  1. When to Prune: The right time depends on several things, most importantly the condition of the tree. If there are tonnes of dead branches, then it would be wise to prune right away instead of waiting for the right season. Not doing so may cause the tree to get contaminated.
13 May 2017
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How to Maintain Your Garden During Summers

Different gardening skills are required during different seasons. When we talk about summers, there are a lot of things to take into account in order to keep your lawn top-notch.


However, there is no one rule on how to maintain your garden during summers. This is because the right tip depends on a number of factors including the condition of the soil, the type and health of the plants and your geographical location. Most people perform tree removal during summers, but it is also the right month to grow plants.


Nonetheless, this article is written with a general approach. Listed below are some of the most common and effective tips that will help you maintain your garden in the scorching heat of summer:


Watering Regularly: It is important for you to take care of your plants and water them regularly. A normal sized garden requires around 2.5cm of water per week. This amount of water should be given all at once so that the water could pass through the soil and reach the roots.  Keep in mind to water the trees and plants from their base because sometimes water sitting on leaves might lead to various diseases during summer.

Mulching: To keep your ground cool and protect the ground’s dirt from the scorching heat, mulching is the best choice. However, mulching layer can easily wear off due to the sun’s heat directly falling upon it, you should make sure to mulch a layer that is around 6-9 cm thick, so that it doesn’t break down easily.

Pruning: A lot of people believe that pruning isn’t an effective way to preserve your garden and it lessens the life of a plant, it’s actually the opposite. Pruning is very essential to prolong the life of a tree. When you take off the dead branches and shoots, you’re actually helping the tree. Removing unwanted flowers, leaves and branches makes more room to produce more buds and it speeds up the growing process of a tree.

Keeping Weed at Bay: Weeds are known to grow rapidly under scorching heat. You must make sure to stop weed from spreading as it is a silent killer and can cause your garden to die in no time. Weed basically works like a parasite and feeds on nutrients and moisture from plants. Do not waste time when you see tiny weed bulbs appearing; remove them immediately because weeds when smaller, are easier to remove.

Applying Fertilizers: A situation might arise when you need to shift a plant to a different pot. In such a case, you can use water soluble feed during summer. Keep in mind that extra manure should be performed on certain vegetables like brinjals and chillies so that they can grow healthy. Fertilizers can be found in different forms such as liquids, powder etc.

Choosing the Right Crops For Summer: It is essential that you choose the right crops to plant in summer. The ones whose roots don’t grow deep are suitable to grow in summer such as cucumber, pumpkin etc.


It’s Time For Blossoms: Seeds germinate at a fast pace during summers, making it the right season to plant new flowering plants. Tree removal should be done before it so that you can grow fresh plants in the season.
Summer is a good time to for some additions to your garden. Speak to a specialist about the right plants.