Summer tends to be the time when people care about their garden most. It’s the time when you typically spend more time there, and perhaps invite guests, and you want to keep it looking as nice and clean and tidy as possible. One way to do this, is to get rid of any dead or old plants and trees that are in the way or look in poor condition, and are hazardous or even just a bit of an eyesore to your garden. At Touchwood Tree Surgery, we specialise in professional tree removal, pruning, trimming and more. If you have any concerns within your garden, we have the knowledge, skills and experience to advise you on the correct actions to take, and can also perform these for you.
How you know if a tree is in poor condition
A lot of properties are previously owned by different people in the past. This means that there could be trees in your garden that have been there for a long time, potentially even hundreds of years, and so it is not uncommon for them to become unhealthy and eventually die. It’s important to look out for signs that a tree is in poor condition and to then take action on it. If it looks unhealthy you shouldn’t just ignore it. Leaving it in this condition can have a knock on effect to your garden and property, and so the sooner you get it sorted the better – and what better time to get things looking a bit more positive than summer?!
Knowing a healthy tree from an unhealthy one can be a little foreign to some people, and so we wanted to help you out a bit with some of the more obvious signs. One way to tell of its age is when it loses bark. This is a key indicator that the tree is old and could be on its way out. Furthermore if the bark does not replace itself with a new layer, this means that the tree is unhealthy and beginning to die. Unhealthy trees can also be indicated by growing fungus and infection. Of course, there are lots of reasons why and ways to tell when a tree is in poor condition, however these are some of the more obvious, visual indicators to look out for. If you notice any of these signs, you can get a tree removal service to clear it out of your garden and keep everything healthy and in top condition both practically and visually.
Other ways to clear your garden
It doesn’t always have to be as extreme as having a tree removal. Sometimes all it requires is a little tidy up. For example, some of the trees or plants in your garden may be slightly overgrown and need trimming down or pruning. Not only are overgrown plants an eyesore, but they can also be quite hazardous, like for example if there is a plant so overgrown to the point where it could cause someone to trip.
Why garden maintenance is important
Garden maintenance is a very important thing, but definitely more so in the summer. Keeping it looking clean and tidy is quite beneficial to your property in terms of aesthetics as you want it to look presentable and impressive. However, it also helps to keep plants and trees in good, healthy condition so that they don’t contract any disease or become so unhealthy to the point that they die away.
If you would like some help with keeping your garden clean this summer, please get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help.