Planting New Trees

Plants aren’t just our regular companions but also the instruments which support the life form on this planet. Planting them in your vicinity will not only help keep you calm but also keep the surrounding clean. So, the question is, when exactly should we plant a tree and how to take care of them. If you want to give your plant the best chance at surviving, plant it during the fall. This is because this season offers the optimum time for new plants to settle in before the heat and stress of next summer loops in.

When planting trees, most important thing is the hole that we dig. The size of the hole depends on the root ball i.e. the part of the tree that contains the roots—from its base up to the flare. The hole for the tree should be two inches less deep than the size of the root ball, but two to three times as wide. Fill the hole back up with the native soil. When half filled, pour some water into the hole to block any air vents.

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Fertilizing Trees

Many people have a misunderstanding about fertilizers.  They tend to believe that fertilizers are a type of food for plants and trees, while in reality, it is not a food but a source of nutrient and minerals to them. Fertilizers help trees in strengthening them which will help them in generating food for themselves. They are also not a medicine to plant diseases to cure any ailments, rather they give them immunity to healthy trees.

Fertilizers should be used in right quantity, in the right place and at right time.  Excessive use of fertilizers can give adverse effect to tree growth and can kill them as well. Fertilizers are used to give proper growth to the plants.  They compensate the need for nutrients which are not coming directly from soil or surrounding environment. Ensuring proper nutrients are provided to your trees is the absolute key to making sure that your trees stay healthy for many years.

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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 www.aardvark-tree-service.com so any homeowner should become familiar with these processes if you have trees.

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Relocating Trees

Trees add value to your lawn’s beauty but sometimes they become hazardous and require a treatment or removal.  Mostly, you wouldn’t like to remove a tree even if they a dangerous to your home structure, in such cases the last resort is relocating trees to another location. The tree relocation method is being followed in many countries.  It is always advised to take help of a professional tree relocation experts for this purpose.

You can easily move smaller trees or plants to a short distance yourself.  You should first select the sapling which needs to be transferred. You need to ensure that the soil of destination place should be similar as the origin place of the small tree. You need to dig the place by keeping a radius of 1 ft in circular form.  Now, dig up the tree carefully so that its roots are not damaged.  Place the dislocated plant in the dig hole carefully and then fill the hole with soil.  Give water to the newly planted tree until the soil is well settled.

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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.

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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.

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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.