Thursday, August 1, 2013

Keeping up with the Jones'


So, all your neighbors seem to have the greenest thumb around while yours is ... purple, at best. It can be embarrassing when your lawn, trees and landscaping really pale in comparison to those around you. You want them to be envious of your home, not the other way around. What do you do without having to spend a small fortune on landscapers, lawn services, products, plants, etc.? Here are few of the little tricks I can share with you.  
  1. Trees are key to a nice looking, bucolic lawn. They add distinction, poise and personality to any home. But, the key to getting the most from your trees is planting them 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 www.treesrusinc.com  
  2. Mulch! Water and mulch newly planted trees. Also add mulch to gardens, walks and ornamental features. Mulch, as a part of nature, decomposes and needs to be replenished regularly. You should add mulch to your garden areas each season. 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. Mulching trees plants and walks and other ornamental areas will also serve as a way to protect them from harm. Mechanics like mowers, weedeaters, and other equipment are notorious for causing damage to plants and trees because the user is trying to get rid of the overgrown blades of grass. Mulch = less grass and weeds!
  4. Keep your trees and shrubs looking coiffed. The best way to do this is through proper pruning methods. If you don't know how or when to prune, your best bet is to hire an arborist. This way you'll avoid damage to trees.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. has professional, certified arborists that can help you with this.
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,
Nick
nick@treesrusinc.com

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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