Trees are an important part of your yard. They add beauty, shade, and value to your property. However, maintaining trees is a lot of work. Unless you have a green thumb and love to work in your yard every weekend, you may want to hire a landscaping service (such as Greatland Tree Service) to keep your trees, plants, flowers, and lawn in good shape. Here are some things the landscaper can do to make your trees more appealing.
Remove The Lower Branches
Removing the lower branches, also known as raising a tree, has several advantages. For one, it makes the trees look taller. They also appear better groomed with the bushy, lower branches removed. Getting rid of low branches also allows for more space under the tree. This gives you easier access to your yard for mowing, walking on the lawn, and playing in the yard. It's also a good idea to remove lower branches on trees near your house so they don't scrape against the roof. With fewer branches, more sun can reach the grass. Plus, there will be fewer branches and limbs to break off and litter the yard when it storms.
Thin Out The Center Branches
If you have several trees in a small yard, you may have too much shade and not enough sunlight. This not only makes your yard seem dreary in the winter months, it can limit the types of plants and flowers you can grow in the summer. While a good landscaper can find the right plants and flowers that will thrive in shade, you'll have a bigger selection if you can plant some varieties that thrive in sunlight too. By removing some of the inner branches in your mature trees, more sunlight will filter to the ground. This can even prevent the growth of mold on your roof and walkways.
Improve Tree Health
It's important to keep diseased and damaged branches trimmed from your trees to keep them healthy. A landscaper will keep dead and ugly branches pruned from your trees. With the help of an arborist, the landscaper can make sure your trees stay structurally sound by bracing the trunk or removing big limbs that could cause the tree to topple. Regular pruning keeps the trees healthy and it also encourages the trees to grow in a way that is visually appealing.
Healthy trees are lush and beautiful. If you already have mature trees in your yard, you want to protect them so they aren't lost due to a disease or weak structure. If you have young trees, they need regular pruning to help them grow strong and upright.
Another reason to let a landscaper care for your trees is because he or she can use your existing trees and plant new ones as part of an overall design that includes plants, flowers, and lighting that draws attention to the beauty of each tree in your yard.