Things to Consider While Moving a Tree

Once you start living in a place for a long time, you start developing the habit of living with surroundings, neighbors, and sometimes trees planted by you.  You start treating them as your family and don’t want to you get separated when you move your home.  When you plan to move to your new home, you would prefer to relocate your favorite tree to that place.

Relocating a tree is not a simple task and requires a local expert’s help in doing it effectively. Any simple mistake can stop the growth of your tree. Therefore, to increase the probability of success in moving tree, it is always better to take the assistance of a professional. This is because to move a tree, it essentially requires tree removal and then re-planting of the tree, so it involves two important processes that are part of tree service. There is a great amount of these different services at so any homeowner should become familiar with these processes if you have trees.


Tree Pruning

Proper pruning augments the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub, while improper pruning can ruin its landscape potential. Pruning and trimming is not only a science but also an art. The science involves a deep understanding of tree biology, recognizing the work needed to be done and skilfully eliminating or minimizing defects which will block the tree’s growth or cause irreparable damages.

More trees die or ruined each year from improper pruning than by pests. Remember, that pruning is the removal or reduction of certain plant parts that are not required, that are no longer effective, or that are of no use to the plant.


Healthy Trees

Trees in the backyard or front area of your house to make it looks beautiful and attractive.  Trees are a very important thing in our life.  Flowers in the garden can increase the value and beauty of the house since they can attract your visitors as well as the potential buyers if you want to make a profitable deal for the sale of your home.  It becomes very important for all of us to keep them healthy as well.

Trees significantly need watering, fertilizing, and trimming.  Watering and fertilizing are essential tasks that required maintaining the proper health of the trees. Proper maintenance of trees is a difficult task for everybody in their busy schedule.  Trees can also face many difficulties and problems due to adverse weather conditions or by the pollution.  It becomes necessary for us to take advantage of hiring a tree service professional to take care of our tree service needs.


About Lovely Green Lawns

Wide open spaces of lawns are lovely, but they take a lot of work and resources. They do not just happen. In Australia, we have the added complication of very hot dry summers which most lawns do not like. Lawns need a lot of water, nutrients and time. Lawns are cooling, help us relax psychologically during hot weather and are a great place to sit and have fun. Our kids and pets love lawns, especially to roll and play on. Many gardeners dream of a soft green lawn but do not understand what maintenance techniques are involved to achieve this look. This article is going to let you in to the tricks of the trade and help you create a beautiful green lawn.

There are two types of grasses cool season and warm season and they both have good and bad points. Cool season grasses such as bent, rye or fescue like temperatures between 10-20C and have two growth periods – autumn and spring. They are lovely and green over winter but they tend to go brown over summer. It is difficult to keep them green over summer and they require a lot of water. They have a finer leaf, are not as robust as the warm seasons grasses and do not seem to get into as much trouble of warm season species. Cool season grasses multiply by seed or by producing more tillers around the first shoot that comes from the seed. A tiller is the new side growth, right next to the parent plant.

Warm seasons grasses such a buffalo, couch and kikuyu like warmer temperatures (20-30C) and tend to die down over winter in colder areas. They like tropical humid conditions and keep their colour over summer. They are drought tolerant and can tolerate neglect. But they are very vigorous and get can get into all sort of mischief. Warm season’s grasses spread by stolons and/or rhizomes. Rhizomes are actually compressed stems and one of the big draw backs of these types of grasses are that they grow under the ground into your flower beds. Underground runners are very difficult to get rid off as they constantly grow back. Warm season grasses are much coarser and can be prickly to sit on. They tend to build up thatch over time.

As with all plants, the roots need oxygen and compaction is often the major problem with lawns. Compaction is when the soil particles are pushed together and the moisture and oxygen can’t penetrate the soil. This often happens in high traffic areas such as the path to the clothes line. Compaction causes the grass to struggle and weeds to thrive as weeds are able to cope with soils with low oxygen. Compaction also causes bad drainage, preventing the water from soaking into the top soil and moving down profile. Puddles are caused by either the pore spaces being full of water, or the particles are so closely packed together, the water can’t filter through. The grass literally drowns because there is no oxygen!

Landscaping Your Garden-Ideas

Everyone knows that one of the key elements to having a beautiful home is having a great landscaped background. Planning your landscape design definitely requires making a plan. There are plenty of common landscape design ideas and features available for you to gain inspiration when beginning an attractive landscape project. With a few helpful tips, you can save money on your landscaping without sacrificing quality or beauty and get yourself a fulfilling landscaping experience. Before planning, look at all the resources you already have. The first step in doing your landscape is to look at what you already have. Keep a list of things you presently like and dislike, as well as your plan for the use of your landscape space. Be sure to bear in mind how your home looks during different seasons, and what you like and dislike about each one. Keep a record of all the good things about your existing landscape, the changes you’d like to make, and the additional landscaping design you would like to have.

Ideally, you should do this for one year, so that you can see what you have during each season. A tip to do this is to keep a journal or folder of landscape ideas. Find out what is it that you like and dislike about the current landscape design and write it down in this folder or journal. Steal your landscaping ideas from other people. Originality is good, but not in the case of landscaping. If you have seen any landscaping design that you like, copy it, tweak it and make it your own. Trust me, originality often fail people. Things always turn out different from what you imagine in your mind.You can gather ideas by looking at pictures in books, magazines, on the Internet, or by driving around the neighborhood and taking pictures. Next to the images you collect make certain you take in the things that you believe you will need to construct a particular feature, or keep notes on things you would do to tweak a design to make it all your own. Combine different design ideas into something that you like. The point is to look for ideas that will help you accomplish your goals, while you are thinking about what you already have and what you will use your landscape for.

Take into consideration the style of your home. Nothing is more awful than having different styles built into your landscape and your home. Before beginning your landscaping work, the style of your home must be taken into account. Think also about your lifestyle. Do you want to spend hours caring for many beds of annuals or pruning beds of roses? If so, go ahead and plant them. However, if you prefer to spend your free time at the beach, then go for an easy-care garden and landscape.Spend some time thinking about exactly how you want the final design to be. You need to take account of the style and function of your landscape. If you have a rural cottage, formal gardens surrounding it will look out of place. When planning your landscape, keep in mind your space needs. Do you want to include an area for entertaining? A barbeque? Would the flowerbed in the middle of the lawn inhibit family games? Is there to be an area for children to play, a fishpond or a swimming pool? An idea of the plants you want to be there will also help. Focus on the area where you spend most of your time. That’s a good place to start.

Landscaping With Trees-Explained

Trees are often an important part of a landscape design. Special, unusual trees used in landscaping are often referred to as ornamental. They are planted to enhance the appearance of the design. Many flowering trees are considered ornamental, as well as those with interesting bark, leaves, structure and smell. Many tree varieties are also used in landscaping for shade, privacy or as backdrops. Before you purchase a tree, take some time to map out your overall landscape design. This will help you decide what types you need and where you are going to plant them. Remember that trees are an investment. Talking to a big trees arborist is the best way to get the information needed to choose the ideal trees for a particular landscape. Tree suppliers or nurserys will know which will grow best, based on need and location. Consulting an expert can save one money by helping to avoid costly mistakes. Here are some more tips on purchasing trees for your landscape.

To start with, create your landscape plan. Any landscaping project comes with expenses, big and small. Developing a long term landscape plan will enable you to achieve your overall goals while minimizing the financial impact. You will also be able to make any necessary changes before you move on to a new purchasing and planting phase. Avoid back tracking and getting stuck in a ‘one step forward, two steps back’ situation by having a good landscape plan. When developing your plan, make sure you know what type of soil you have on your property. Many tree species have their own soil requirements. Planting in soil best suited for the tree will help maintain its vigor and health. Most native soils types include sand, loam, silt and clay. Some soils will have a better ability to retain water than others. Soil type can also impact the availability of nutrients, which the tree will need for growth. Drainage and depth of the soil are other factors that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing a tree.

Your planting plan should also be based on the size of tree, both height and diameter, that will work best for each planting location. Pruning a tree can help maintain height and width, but may eventually alter the natural shape of the tree. If the planting location is near a driveway, you will want to avoid trees with low branches. Trees that drop fruit can be a problem if they are planted near pools or water features. And don’t forget potential interference with power lines if your tree is a tall-growing tree. The kind of tree you plant near utilities should be well thought and researched to avoid disappointment in the future if the two ever tangle. If you’re not sure what trees to plant or want to get an idea of how certain trees will grow in your area, take a walk around your neighborhood at various times of the year. Look for trees that are thriving regardless of the season, as well as any seasonal tree changes that might make you want to reconsider your plan