Insight To Help You Improve The Appearance And Health Of Your Yard

Posted on: 25 June 2018

One or two neglected areas of your yard's landscaping can bring down its entire appearance and actually cause your home's value to decrease. For this reason, it is essential to keep up on the maintenance of your yard in its entirety for the best benefit to you as a homeowner. Here are some tips to help you improve the look of your yard and lawn in addition to increasing the health of your landscaping.

Remove Dead and Diseased Tree

One of the biggest alterations you can make to the appearance of your yard is with tree growth. Trees provide a visual interest, provide shade to your yard and create a cool area, and they contribute to the health of the environment. When your yard includes a dead or dying tree due to age, insects, or disease, it can begin to make your yard similar to the setting of a horror movie. Additionally, a diseased tree can put your other landscaping trees' health at risk.

Fortunately, you don't have to deal with removing a tall tree on your own, as you can hire a professional tree removal service. They will use safety equipment and the proper removal process so nearby structures or power lines are not damaged during the removal.

When only the tree stump remains, you can have the stump removed as well. Your tree removal professional can use a stump grinder machine to grind the stump from the ground, leaving only a mixture of soil and wood chips in its place which will break down within the soil over time. This process can actually boost the health of your soil in that area, as the wood mulch provides nutrients to the soil and creates the perfect environment for you to plant a new tree or other vegetation to further improve the appearance of your yard. You can contact companies like Absolute Tree and Stump Inc for more information about tree stump removal services.

Aerate and Thatch Lawn

Your lawn makes up another large area of your yard's landscaping and needs to be taken care of so it remains green, lush, and free of problems. There are many types of pests and diseases that can kill your lawn, and keeping its root system healthy can help protect it from these threats.

You should protect your lawn's root health by hiring a landscaping professional to aerate the soil in the spring or fall every few years as your lawn needs it. Aeration of the soil will help soften hard and compacted soil to allow oxygen, moisture, and nutrients down into the roots of your lawn. When your lawn's thatch becomes too thick, it can create a barrier for nutrients and moisture to reach your lawn's roots. Hire a landscaper to de-thatch your lawn when its thatch builds up too thickly upon your soil.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

About a year ago, I realized that our front trees were starting to look a little funny. Some of the leaves were wilted, but we weren't anywhere near autumn. The bark on the trunk also seemed to be rotting away, which was frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me to call a professional arborist for help. He came out, inspected the trees, and injected some special pesticides into the trunk. Within a few months, they started to look a lot better. Our arborist also trimmed our trees to reduce the weight load on the branches and to improve their shape. Check out this blog for information about tree trimming.