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landscaping for the fun of kids

My name is Amelia - welcome to my blog! I am the mother of four very active boys ranging from 9 years to 3 years. When I am making improvements around my home and my property, I try to focus on how I can make those improvements while keeping things fun for the kids. This past year, I worked with a landscaper to create an outdoor environment that was fun for the kids, but looked nice from the road. I wanted the landscaper to design some elements into the yard that the kids could limb around on and let their imaginations run wild without having to worry about things getting destroyed in the process.

Latest Posts

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Retaining Wall Care ~ What Every Owner Needs To Know
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Landscape Privacy Solutions For Tricky Situations
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Tree Trimming Dos And Don'ts For Every Homeowner

Even if you're far from being a self-proclaimed arborist, chances are, you can handle a little tree trimming from time to time. And if you have trees on your property, you definitely should be taking the time to trim and prune them as needed. Before you get started with tree trimming, however, there are some important things you need to keep in mind.

Trim Throughout the Year

First of all, understand that it's a lot easier and more practical to trim your trees a little bit here and there throughout the year rather than waiting until they've grown out-of-control. It's simple: if you see a dead or dying branch, go ahead and snip it off. It takes a few seconds of your time, but it's better for the tree to be trimmed a little bit here and there rather than all at once.

In fact, if you wait until the tree gets overgrown and then prune back many branches at once, you could actually put the tree at a greater risk of disease and damage.

Don't Let Trees Grow Too Close to Homes

It's also important to keep an eye on how close trees and branches are growing to your home or other structures. This is true for a number of reasons. For starters, a large tree that is near your home or driveway could pose a serious risk of damaging your property in the event that it falls over during a severe storm. Furthermore, if you have a house with exterior siding, tree branches growing too close to the home can actually damage your siding and house. Be sure to keep tree branches trimmed back so that there's clearance between them and your siding and/or roof.

Invest in the Right Tools

If you plan on taking on a tree trimming job yourself, make sure you have the right tools on-hand to get the job done correctly. This means having not only a set of pruning shears, but a hacksaw or portable circular saw for larger branches. Furthermore, be sure to keep your tools clean by wiping them off before and after use. This will help to reduce the chances of spreading disease to your trees. 

By keeping these things in mind as you prepare for tree trimming on your property, you can keep your trees in excellent health. If at any time you feel overwhelmed, however, be sure to contact a professional tree service. 

For more information, contact a company like Mead Tree & Turf Care Inc.