When you prepare a landscape for the holiday season, it’s ideal to start as early as possible. As the temperatures fall, it becomes harder to find a professional willing to work in the cold weather. Also, as your holiday preparations increase and your schedule fills up, you may forget to complete certain landscaping tasks. Here are several ways to prepare your landscape for upcoming visitors.
Storm cleanup services include the removal of fallen trees and plants that are cluttering the yard. This service is mainly performed after a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado. But it can apply to any type of storm that results in severe winds. The main task is to remove fallen trees and large branches that have littered the yard.
Holiday guests who arrive at your home will be unimpressed by the appearance of a lone tree stump in the yard. It’s as sad as having an old, broken swing set in the backyard that no one uses anymore. Along with improving the appearance of your property, stump removal promotes the optimal health of the tree’s roots, soil and nearby plants.
Another option is stump grinding if you’re not planning to grow another tree in the same space. A grinding machine uses a rotating blade to tear into the wood and reduce the stump to shreds. The remaining pieces can be used as mulch or fertilizer.
A diseased or damaged tree stump is unsightly and unhealthy in your yard. Pests, especially termites, may enter the stump to invade and infest surrounding areas. Eventually, they can reach the inside of your home and cause further damage. So, if you’re not planning to remove the stump, you should have it ground down right away.
Most homeowners find trees too tall or too big to care for on their own. They want to leave the task to professionals so that it can be done right. Maintaining your trees may include trimming the branches, mulching, fertilizing, and watering the soil. An arborist may be called in to review the tree’s health, diagnose its condition and suggest a plan to repair any damage.
A tree may be obstructing the view from a window. This issue often persists for years, but it doesn’t seem like a problem until you have important guests planning a visit. The solution is to hire a service provider that uses specialized machinery to remove the trees from your yard or cut back the encroaching branches.
Make Your Yard Ready for the Holidays
The work of landscaping begins well before the holidays. You need to review the condition of your yard and figure out the types of repairs, installations, and maintenance services you need. Think like a landscaper would, and hire a professional to handle any type of extensive project. Call our tree care company, Stump Stomper, to obtain a free estimate.