If you ask me, no garden is truly complete without trees. Trees can provide texture and forest-like charm to the landscape, thus dramatically improving the curb appeal of your home. But beauty isn’t the only thing trees can offer. They also provide cooling shade to lounge under and can protect your lawn from the harsh rays of sunshine. With that being said, there are many reasons why homeowners decide to enrich their gardens by planting trees.
If you too want to enhance the value of your property with the beauty of trees, the best way to do it is to consult an expert arborist as opposed to briskly jumping into action by yourself. Even if you think you know everything there is to know about planting trees, an arborist will make sure that the tree is correctly planted into the ground, giving it the best chance for having a long and healthy life.
What’s more, an arborist can help you choose the right tree by letting you know exactly which species can thrive best in your particular location and the type of soil in your garden. To do so, they check the soil’s pH, minerals and drainage which can only be done using special arborist supplies that aren’t otherwise available to you. After the tree is properly placed in the ground, they can also provide you with expert tips on how to care for it.
Another reason you should consider hiring an arborist is the fact that tree planting, although a straightforward process, can be time-consuming and result in costly mistakes. When you want to plant certain species of trees with roots that are delicate or when your soil is too hard to dig up, you’ll need additional equipment besides a shovel. Professional tree services have high-quality arborist supplies that speed up the task of planting and prevent any damage done to the young and fragile sapling. The arborists can also prevent you from making the common mistake of planting in the wrong location. When planting yourself, you can fail to consider the roots’ growth, which can clash into water pipes or even your home’s foundations. Since you have no way of knowing what exactly happens underground, roots can inflict costly damage to your property.
And finally, if you already have some existing trees that fail to thrive properly, an arborist can inspect their state to find out exactly what’s preventing them. The arborists can even lend their expertise on soil areation techniques that can increase the root’s absorption of water, air and nutrients.