Trees bring an important element in your yard's landscaping, from the shade they provide to the tall canopy their branches provide to the space they provide above your vegetation and lawn. When you choose to plant a tree in your yard, it will give you years of beauty and environmental benefits just to name a few. But to plant and keep healthy trees, you need to follow some recommendations for successful planting and care. Here are some tips to help you get the best care for your landscape trees of all sizes and ages for a great property improvement.
Plant Trees With Proper Care
When you select a tree, whether it is just a small twig with a few leaves on its small branches or it is a medium height tree with a full canopy of branches, it is important that you choose the right location in your yard. Choose a spot in your yard that is not going to be too close to your home. Consider the full growth height of the tree when positioning it near your home or nearby power lines. Also, look out that you don't plant the tree near a septic system or your home's sewer main. This will create damage to your sewer lines when the roots begin to grow into them.
It is important to also plant the tree with the right care, which your tree professional will handle. The root ball of the tree within the temporary pot or a burlap wrapping needs to be buried well within the soil and cannot be exposed to the air or the sunshine. But if you do this task yourself, be sure to dig a hole that is at least twice the width of and the same depth as the root ball. Then, fill the soil back around the roots and press it down to eliminate air pockets. Water your tree thoroughly and keep it watered daily.
Watch For Problems
Once your tree begins to grow keep an eye on its health and watch for signs of illness. This can include leaves that die and fall off in the spring and summer, bark that peels off and does not regrow, or tree growth shoots emerging from the base of the tree trunk. Look for any signs of insect infestation in the trunk of branches.
If any of the tree branches do not grow leaves in summer, this is a sign the tree has dead spots and they need to be removed. Your tree professional can clean up your tree's branches and canopy by removing dead and dying branches and to keep the tree its healthiest. They will also be able to diagnose any disease and provide treatment to save the tree. However, if your tree dies and needs to be removed, they can take care of this task.
For more tips on how to care and maintain your trees, talk to a tree care service.