Friday, July 27, 2012

How to have the best looking trees around!

It's so nice to have all the neighbors be envious of your landscape, trees, lawn and seemingly green thumb.  While tree and lawn maintenance is the key to keeping it looking nice there are some easy steps you can take to help the process.  Here are six easy ways to have the best looking trees in your neighborhood:

  1. Plant the right tree in the right place. Dogwoods don't belong in full sun, Douglas-fir shouldn't be planted under the power lines.  There are so many dos and don'ts that I couldn't possibly go over all of them here.  Your local tree service will know the best trees for planting in your location.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. is happy to help those readers in the Chicagoland area.  Just give us a call at 847-913-9069 or fill out our on line form on our site at  
  2. Water and mulch newly planted trees. Mulch with a ring of woodchips extending out 2 feet from the base of the tree. For the best mulch prices in the Chicagoland area, contact Organic Solutions, Inc. Premium and Super Premium organic mulch in a variety of colors at unbeatable prices; what more could you ask for?
  3. Protect trees from mowers, weedeaters, and other equipment. Avoid growing grass right up to the base of the tree.
  4. The soil should be firm around the trunk, but don't pack the soil tightly when planting. Mulch around the tree to avoid soil compaction and root suffocation. Leave roots alone.
  5. Prune according to accepted methods. Hire an arborist when the job is too big. Trees "R" Us, Inc. has professional, certified arborists that can help you with this.
  6. If you think a tree needs to be topped, you might be better off cutting the tree down and planting a smaller variety.
Best of luck to you.  Hope you found these tips helpful.  Remember to use your local tree company to get jobs like these done correctly.

Thanks for reading,

Of all these steps, I still stand by proper pruning as one of the top  tips for tree maintenance.  Correct pruning is the best thing you can do for your tree.

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