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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.

Four Reasons Why You May Need to Hire a Tree Removal Service

Most people would prefer to leave a tree right where it is. Trees, being what they are, provide shade, give off oxygen for us to breath, hold soil in place, prevent erosion and provide homes for many different animals and insects. However, there may be times when a tree has got to go, and you will need to call a tree removal service.

The Tree Is Half-Dead or All Dead

When something has killed a tree, you know that whatever has done that is a force to be reckoned with. To prevent the disease or the pests moving on to the other trees in your yard, you have to remove the dead tree. Just be sure to have it examined before removal so that you know exactly what caused the tree's death and you can take steps to prevent it from happening to other trees.

The Tree Is Dripping Sticky Sap Everywhere

Some trees just drip sap all over the place. It is the nature of the tree, and there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent it. When the tree and its sap begins causing property damage to neighbor's cars, fences an other property, then your tree has got to go. 

The Tree's Roots Are Causing Major Structural Damage

Some trees have deep tap roots, which can destroy private and public sewer lines and plumbing. Other trees have dozens of surface roots that run several feet in every direction and force everything above them upward, including fences and sidewalks. Ongoing structural damage for foundations, driveways, outdoor patios and swimming pools, and anything else in the way of the tree's roots has to be stopped. The only way for that to happen is to remove the tree.

The Tree Has Been Toppled in a Major Windstorm

Hurricanes, tornadoes, and even overpowering windstorms can push trees to the ground and snap them in half as though they were twigs. If your tree was toppled over or snapped in half by a recent windstorm or other natural disaster, you should have it removed. Without its crown (i.e., all of its leafy greens), the tree will die anyway, and that just invites pesky animals (like raccoons and opossums) and bugs in. There is also an additional chance that a weaker storm could finish off the tree by ripping it from the ground and sending it through the nearest structures and objects, which could be you, your family and your home.

For assistance in tree removal or if you have other questions, talk to a company like Lakeridge Landscaping & Tree Service.