When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.
Do you have big, beautiful trees on your property that you hope to preserve so that they'll be around for years? Are you struggling to keep the grass and flowers growing under the trees? Here, you'll find out a little about what you can do to improve the growing conditions under your beautiful trees.
Why won't plants grow under the tree?
Before you begin making any changes, you need to find out why the plants won't grow under the tree. There could be one, or a combination of three things causing the problems –
Bad soil – Take a sample of the soil from under each tree to your local nursery. They can test the soil and help you find the nutrients the soil may be lacking to promote better growth.
Poor drainage – If water is puddling on the ground where you're trying to get grass and flowers to grow, chances are, there's just too much water in that area. You'll need to improve the drainage before things will begin to grow.
Not enough sun – If those big, beautiful trees prevent too much sun from making its way to the ground below, it will make it difficult for the grass and flowers to grow. To improve sun exposure, you'll need to lace the tree.
What is tree lacing?
Tree lacing is the practice of trimming and pruning trees so that their full branches allow sunlight to shine through them. During the lacing process, the dead limbs are removed, as well as those that are becoming too heavy or are showing signs of damage. Once the dead and damaged stuff is removed, healthy stems and shoots are removed to prevent the growth from becoming so thick that the sunlight doesn't shine through.
When done correctly, the tree will look like a lace doily when the sun shines through the leaf filled branches.
Lacing can be done by anyone that can use pole or hand pruners and safely use a ladder, but it can be difficult to keep things even if you aren't experienced with pruning trees. In most cases, it's best to leave this type of work up to the professionals so that they can catch anything wrong with the tree before it becomes a more serious problem.
Hopefully, what you've learned here will help you preserve the trees that you have while gaining the ability to grow a healthy bed of grass below. Contact a service, like Noble Tree Service Inc. , for more help.