After purchasing a home, you'll likely be thinking of what you can do to make sure that it feels move-in ready and has everything set up how you want. Working on improving the landscaping can be a great way to move forward with taking care of your property, but you could be feeling hesitant simply due to the condition that your trees are in.
Instead of handling the trees completely on your own, you should look into why tree services should be scheduled soon after you've settled in.
If you need a tree removed, it's a good idea to contact a couple of removal companies for estimates. The following questions can help you narrow down your choices.
How Much Experience Does the Service Have?
Experience is important, especially if you have a tricky tree to remove, such as one growing near power lines. Although it's important to consider how many years the company has been in business, you also need to ask about what type of experience they have.
Your trees in your yard are your responsibility. You are the one that needs to maintain and keep an eye on them to prevent them from causing a danger to your house, property, or to anyone in or around your yard. If your tree falls and injures someone, you are liable for that. If your tree falls and damages someone's house or property, you are responsible for the damages. This is why you should keep an eye on your trees and maintain them as needed.
Improper pruning can cause a healthy but overgrown tree to quickly suffer and decline. Although it's important to know how to properly prune a tree, it's also important to know what practices to avoid.
Stubbing is when a stub is left on the trunk after you cut off a branch. Trees can't heal over these stubs easily, so they tend to rot on the tree — which invites all sorts of pests to feed on the stub and eventually invade the tree.
The smaller the tree, the easier it is to trim. Most people can trim a medium-sized apple tree without much struggle. However, the huge oak tree at the back of your property is another story. Does it even need pruning? How do you know which branches to remove? How can you access a high-up branch that needs to be removed? Discover the answers to these and other questions as you read the tips below.