When it comes to taking care of your garden, you probably usually focus on the ground-level plants. Mowing your lawn, trimming the bushes, sowing seeds for beautiful flowers and making sure the soil has enough water and fertiliser to do its thing. This is what people usually do because of course, these plants are fragile; if we don’t water them, they die, and if we take care of them, fertilising, pruning, shaping and dedicating time to them, they will thrive. Trees, on the other hand, seem to simply exist. They go with the ebb and flow of the rain and the sun, helping birds, squirrels and insects to thrive in their natural habitat. They change as the seasons change, losing their leaves in the wintertime, growing them again in spring, and turning beautiful orange, yellow and red colours in the autumn. So no, perhaps you have never considered taking care of your garden trees - until now.
Why should you look more carefully at your garden trees? Firstly, trees are becoming more and more essential in our failing climate. The more trees that are cut down around the world, the more we need to preserve the ones we have left. Secondly, your garden trees can prove problematic if they are not taken care of adequately. Here is how to take care of your garden trees!
If your garden trees grow taller and stronger every year, this is wonderful news. However, just like any plant, a tree which is left to its own devices can grow into odd shapes, as well as winding up looking scraggly and asymmetrical. That is why it is important to invest in a tree surgeon who will do the task of keeping your trees growing healthily by pruning the top and side branches.
A tree company uses specialist equipment and trained tree surgeons who will have extensive knowledge of the type of tree you have in your property. Furthermore, these experts will safely and securely climb and trim branches from your tree, leaving it to grow in a healthy and rejuvenated way. This will also help solve any issues that arise from your tree growing into a neighbour’s yard, perhaps, or pushing against the side of your house.
Trees are the perfect habitat for a great number of creatures who need them to survive. If you want to maximise the usefulness of your tree, as well as increase the biodiversity of your garden, take care of your tree by adding helpful features which will attract wildlife. This could be in the form of an owl box, which is an artificial nesting box for owls to lay their eggs and set up camp. In addition, bird feeders hanging from the branches will attract a number of beautiful bird species to the tree, helping the life cycle of insects, the leaves themselves, and of course, the birds too.
If you want to help the planet and ensure your trees will last a long time without problems, use this helpful guide to take care of your trees today.