As a home-owner it is normal to want the trees in your garden to look their best and stand the test of time in the best way possible. Beautiful, strong and healthy trees can really enhance the overall look and feel of your garden and can even increase the value of your property as a whole.
Because of this it’s important to do everything in your power to take care of your trees in the best way possible. In this article we’ll dive into what trees need to be strong and healthy and what you can do yourself.
Even though you need the help of a professional arborist to perform many of the things a tree needs to thrive, such as pruning, there are things you can do yourself and it’s also important to have an understanding of what your trees need to thrive and be healthy and strong.
Things your trees need
Most of us know the basics of what trees need to thrive. We know they need sunlight and water to be healthy and strong, but we might not know the many other things they need.
It is crucial to have your trees in a spot in your garden that makes sense. It’s important to plant your tree in a spot in which it will get sufficient sunlight and be able to grow to its full size without interfering with the surroundings in a negative way. Try to avoid spots with insufficient sunlight and places close to powerlines, buildings and roads. This can lead to the tree having to be removed before it has reached its full size.
Water is obviously something that is crucial to the well-being of a tree. However, in most places you shouldn’t have to manually water your trees if you live in a place in which it rains abundantly. If there hasn’t been any rain for a longer period you might have to give your trees some water so they won’t get dried out. Find out how much water different trees actually need.
To give your tree the best possibility of living up to its full potential and thrive throughout the years, it is important to regularly perform pruning. This is best done by a certified arborist who knows exactly what your tree needs to be healthy and strong. If you happen to live in Stockholm, Sweden we would recommend a tree-company called Trädfällning Täby.
Tree-pruning is done by removing dead and diseased branches and parts of the tree to make it grow in a better way. Also, branches that hurt the tree, are dangerous for those passing by or the surrounding area, are often removed through pruning.
Let a professional arborist help you
It’s also a good idea to let a certified and professional arborist check your trees to see if there might be anything else that can be done to promote the tree growing in a healthy way. This might be through proper fertilizing (if needed), mulching or other beneficial procedures.