14 May 2017
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How to Maintain Your Garden During Winters

Winter is dreaded by most gardeners. It’s the season when everything goes haywire and your garden starts to look like a mess. However, if you have the right knowledge, you can easily maintain your garden even when the weather gets tough.

There are a few steps you can take to maintain your garden’s look even when it’s cold out there. While you cannot increase the number of hours the sun shines on you, there are a few other things you can take that can have a great effect on your garden.


Here are a few tips from a tree services provider on how to maintain your garden in winters:

Wrap up the Plants in Pots: The very first thing you should do is provide safety to your tender plants because they can die during winters if not properly insulated.  You can wrap up pots with the help of bubble wraps or clean old blankets to keep them warm. Keeping them under a shelter is a wise choice as well.

Keep an Eye Out For Weeds: One of the things that you should look out this winter is weeds. If you see early bulbs or perennials growing, spray immediately. Weed is bad for your plant, it sucks all the nutrients from the soil causing plants to die. And since weed grows rapidly, you need to be quick in doing away with it.


Protect the Plants From Wet Weather: The key to securing your plants under heavy rain is to cover them with glass slabs supported by bricks. You can also move potted plants under the porch or a sheltered area to keep them safe from being waterlogged.

Also, make sure to not let rain water collect in the garden. It is not only bad for your plant’s health, but your health as well.

Water Your Plants Wisely: It’s true that plants require less water in winters, however, not watering them properly can also be a killer. The right amount of water depends on the type of plant, so make sure you’re well aware of how much water a plant needs. Some need to be water once a day, some more and some even less than that.

Remove The Dead Plants/Leaves: Rake the fallen leaves and dead parts of plants. They might spread infection and cause your plants to fall sick, according to most tree services providers.

Trim The Trees: If you see additional branches or shrubs hanging or coming too close to one another then trim them and keep your trees in shape. While summer is not the best time to trim, but doing so has no harm either, but make sure to do it properly.

Mow the Lawn Before it Snows: One of the wisest things you can do to prevent fungal diseases taking over your plants and trees is to mow the lawn before it snows.

Mulch: If you wish to grow winter vegetables this winter then mulching will create a thick layer and protect vegetables from chilly weather.  


Winters can be a lot of fun. Consult professional tree services provider to know more about tree care.

11 May 2017
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5 Reasons Why You Should Trim the Trees

We grow trees for a number of reason. Some enjoy benefits such as fruits and shade, while some just like to add to the beauty. But when you think about it, trees do a lot more for us than we think. They stay with us for generations and provide us with several benefits, including health benefits.

But, do you realize that tree, just like humans, get old as well. They need regular maintenance, in the form of pruning and trimming, for them to stay young and upright.

One of the best ways to ensure the safety and health of trees is to trim them properly. Many people who like to maintain their garden don’t know the importance of trimming a tree and they neglect it.


Here are 5 reasons why you should trim the trees:



  • Safety: Trees cannot express their feelings, which is why it is important for us to pay attention to the signs. Dead branches or branches hanging from the tree is a sign that the tree requires trimming. It is basically your tree asking for maintenance.


These dead branches are not a risk only for the tree, but your health as well. They may eventually fall down one day on their own causing injuries and other such problems. This is why it would be wise to get rid of them as quickly as possible.


  • A Healthy Tree: Trimming allows tree to grow new branches. If you do not trim dead branches, the tree would not have enough space to grow causing it to decay.




  • Visually Appealing: Not trimming for a long time can destroy the look of a tree. Dead and broken branches ruin the overall look of a tree, making it look older and less appealing.




  • More Sun Exposure: When you trim a tree from correct directions and angles, you allow it to absorb more sunlight. This gives the tree the ability to make more food, causing it to grow more and look brighter and more attractive. In addition to this, sunlight is also important for fruit production. If a tree does not get proper sunlight, it would not be able to fruit healthy fruits.




  • Keeps Pests Away: Pests can destroy a tree if no proper care is taken. Pesticides and insecticides aside, trimming has been proven to be a beneficial method in improving pest attacks.


Untrimmed trees encourage mold and certain insects, as a result of which, a tree may start to catch different diseases and lose its health. This is not only dangerous for the tree but also for you and your family. The insects might crawl into a nearby property and cause damage to either the property or the people living in it.

It is evident that tree trimming is necessary to maintain your tree’s health and look. To make sure the tree is properly trimmed, you need to hire professionals who know the secret behind tree trimming.

22 Oct 2015
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Debunking Tree Care Myths

We know trees are good for our environment. They help keep the environment clean and also add to the aesthetic value. This is why we love to grow plants and in trees in our backyards and front yards, however there seem to be many myths surrounding trees.

While it is true that you need to take care of trees, since they are living things and need your proper attention; sadly, there seem to be several myths doing the rounds regarding tree care.

Today we take a look at these tree care myths, and bunk them.


Myth#1: Tree Topping is Healthy For a Tree

Topping is a commonly performed job as most people think it is healthy for a tree. Topping involves removing branches and leaves from the crown/top of a tree.

However, new research has proven that tree topping isn’t beneficial as it starves a tree to death.

When you top a tree, it is unable to feed itself and therefore its growth stops at once. Cutting the leaves reduces a tree’s potential to prepare food, causing it to eventually die. In addition to this, removing branches and leaves also causes the tree to lose its balance making it easy for strong wind to destroy it.


Myth#2: Trees Can Heal Themselves Like Humans Do

Unless you’re Harry Potter and have a magic potion, there is no way a tree can heal itself without any outside interference. While some small damages do heal on their own, major damages require the right conditions for a tree to grow and stay healthy.

For example, when you top a tree, you’re preparing it for a slow death. The tree is not going to heal itself. These wounds do not vanish with time, however, the tree manages to seal the wounds. This process isn’t only time taking but also leaves the tree vulnerable. During the process, it might get attacked by insects and get damaged even further.


Myth#3: Tree Staking Helps in The Long Run

A lot of gardeners believe that staking a tree makes it grow fast and healthy. While it does appear that way, the truth is that staking is not a long-term solution.

This is because when a trees is staked, its trunk movement is restricted. This results in the tree losing its upright posture and support. Additionally, staking also  slows down the root development, which causes the tree to weaken.


Myth#4: Excessive Mulching is Good for a Tree

When it comes to mulching, ‘the more the merrier’ doesn’t hold true. While mulching is indeed important for the life of your tree, excessive mulching can cause you several problems.

When you keep on mulching a tree’s base, it can result in two types of severe damages. One, it makes the roots grow up, eventually tying around the trunk, killing the tree. Second, excessive mulching creates too much moisture which may lead to tree rotting.


Myth#5: Fill Tree Cavities With Concrete to Provide Them Strength

Another misconception which leads to serious harm is the belief that filling a hole with concrete keeps a tree straight and healthy. It’s nothing like that. When heavy winds move the tree, the concrete part stays firm in its place, causing abrasion. This results in the tree falling sick and possibly requiring the tree removal.