As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.
The trees that are found throughout your property can help to give it a distinctive appearance while also providing valuable shade and cooler temperatures. Unfortunately, homeowners that lack an adequate understanding about the basics of caring for a tree may find that it is much harder than necessary to keep these majestic plants healthy.
Keep The Tree Properly Watered And Fertilized
It can be easy for homeowners to assume that they will only need to fertilize the smaller plants that are found throughout their property. However, trees will also have fairly extensive health needs that will have to be met. In particular, you should ensure that the trees are receiving appropriate amounts of water and nutrients. To understand the particular needs of your tree, you should have a tree care professional perform a soil test around the base of the plant. By obeying the results of these tests with their knowledge of the requirement for your type of tree, they will be able to help you devise a strategy that will effectively and efficiently meet these health needs.
Promptly Trim Sick Or Damaged Branches
Whenever you notice that one or more of the branches on your tree have started to become diseased or suffered damage. You should act to have them trimmed away as quickly as possible. Failure to remove compromised branches can lead to serious infections and other diseases that could spread throughout the tree. You may be tempted to cut these branches yourself, but it can be easy to accidentally cause further damage to them. Therefore, you should typically prefer to leave this type of work to a tree trimming service. By using the proper tools, these individuals can trim away branches and seal the exposed portion of the tree, which can help to eliminate the risk of an infection developing at the site where the branch was trimmed.
Avoid Leaving A Stump If Removal Is Necessary
In some situations, it may simply be unavoidable to have a tree removed. Whether this is due to the tree becoming too diseased to save or its location posing a threat to your property, you will want to make sure that you have the stump of the tree removed. Failing to remove the stump can allow disease and termites to spread to other trees. If you are concerned about damaging your landscaping or the expense of having a stump pulled out of the ground, you can opt to use a service that will grind the stump as low to the ground as possible.Share
8 October 2017