Welcome to my blog. My name is Sarah, and right now, I can see my favourite tree from my window. A few years ago, it was ailing, but I learned everything I could about tree health and nurtured her back to abundance. In this blog, I plan to write all about tree care, from the basics you can do on your own to knowing when to call a professional. My love of trees grew out of my love for gardening and landscaping, and I may write about those topics as well. I hope that you like my blog and that it inspires you. Thanks for reading!
6 August 2019
It's hard to understand a tree's biomechanics if you are not a trained tree care expert or an arborist. An arborist or arboriculturist is a tree service professional with adequate knowledge in tree diseases, pruning, planting, cultivation, growth, surgery and other practical tree aspects. Arborists not only know how to take care of your trees, but they also know how to care for vines, shrubs and other perennial plants. Pruning is among the critical tree service practices these experts carry out.
20 May 2019
You may not pay much attention to the trees in your garden on an everyday basis; however, if something changes in one of your trees, then you may worry that something is wrong. While some issues, like leaning trees, may be obvious, some problems are more hidden. Sometimes, a tree that looks otherwise healthy shows signs of ill health through its branches and foliage. Changes in these areas may indicate that you need to have the tree looked at.
14 January 2019
If you've had a tree removed but still have the stump to deal with, then you may have decided to have the stump ground out. While some people leave stumps alone, sometimes you need to remove the stump to do some work on that area of your garden. Stump grinding is an effective way of removing an old tree stump. This process also kills any remaining roots left in the ground—with no stump, the roots are deprived of food and will eventually die away.
2 April 2018
Moss is an extremely hardy plant. Unlike most other plants, moss does not rely on a root system, and it can grow in almost any environment. In fact, moss is so resilient that it even grows in Antarctica! If your lawn seems to be fighting a losing battle with moss then, the environment is to blame—not the moss. Although moss does grow in areas where there are no trees, such as in soil with poor drainage or high acidity, mature trees also create moss-friendly conditions.
21 February 2018
There are certain times of the year which lend themselves perfectly to getting new plants into your garden, and autumn is one of these. Even if you have only had your new home for a few months, you should get natives planted now so they are looking strong and drought-hardy before next summer arrives. These tips will help give your native trees the best chance at thriving in your back garden.