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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Top Three Signs That You Have a Dangerous Tree

Have you recently moved to a new house that has trees in the yard? Do you know how to tell if your trees are a danger to your house or your neighbors' houses? Some signs are obvious, such as the tree starting to lean at a precarious angle, while other signs are less obvious. But some of the less obvious signs may be just as important as the obvious ones. Here are some things to look for that you might not have previously considered.

Woodpeckers: Almost every tree will have the occasional woodpecker visit. Since woodpeckers don't have the ability to see through tree bark, they may have to make at least a few experimental taps to confirm whether or not there is anything tasty hiding in your tree. But if woodpeckers keep returning to a tree over and over again within a relatively short amount of time, it may be infested with termites or other insects. If these insects are allowed to continue unchecked, the tree could fall or could drop large limbs and cause property damage or injury. Your first step, if you fear that woodpeckers have become obsessed with your tree, should be to call an insect exterminator. Once they have finished killing off the insects, a tree-trimming service can remove any dead limbs or may even need to remove the entire tree for safety reasons.

Mushrooms: Mushrooms that grow in the middle of your yard are probably nothing to be concerned about. Mushrooms that are growing on your tree or near the base of it are something else entirely. Mushrooms that grow on trees can be a concern for two reasons. In the first place, most mushrooms will only grow on dead and decaying wood. If you have mushrooms growing from your tree, that can be a sign that at least some of the tree is starting to decay, making it potentially dangerous. Secondly, there are mushrooms that will grow on a living tree and that will eventually kill the tree. A local tree -rimming service can tell you which kind you have and whether removing just part of the tree will save it or if it all needs to come down.

Hollows: A hollow area in a tree can be difficult to spot, especially from the ground. But if you get your trees pruned regularly, which you should, the tree-trimming service can tell you if they see any hollows in your tree. A small hollow area may be nothing to be concerned about and may not be a sign of any sort of rot infesting your tree. However, a large hollow area is a sign of severe rot or decay and may mean that you need to have the tree removed before it can weaken and fall. 

Call a company such as Williams Lawn Care & Landscaping, Inc. in order to bring out a professional to look at your trees.