tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Getting Your Yard Ready For Landscaping This Spring

Wesley Perry

Your yard took a beating over the winter from snow, ice, and other weather conditions. Now that spring has arrived, it is time to get out there and get everything ready for spring. Some of this you can do yourself, and some you will need to hire a professional to do for you.

Trees and Shrubs

Trees can get damaged during the winter, because it is hard to protect them. Hire a tree service like Atlas Tree Service Inc to come to your home to cut away any dead branches and shape up your trees. While they are there, have them inspect the trees to make sure pests did not hide in the bark to get away from the cold. Some pests can be dangerous to trees and even kill them.

When ice builds up on trees, limbs will fall. There may be leaves leftover from the fall that were frozen on the ground. Remove all of the debris that you see. Prune the shrubs to remove anything that is dead. While you are doing this, go ahead and prune them so they are a nice shape. Hire a landscaper to do this for you if you do not feel like you can prune them properly.

Flower Gardens

If you have an annual flower garden, cleaning it up is easy. Simply remove all debris, sticks and leaves from it using a garden rake until all you see is soil. Once that is done, dump a large bag of compost over the soil, and use either a tiller or the rake to work it into the soil. This gives your flowers nutrients they need.

For perennial flower gardens, it takes a little more work. If your flowers have not come up yet, they will soon. Work around the flowers removing any debris and old mulch. Work up as much soil as you can between the rows and around the flowers. A small handheld garden rake works well, or simply get your hands dirty and work up the soil yourself.  When you are finished, add some compost to the soil. Work it in where you can. Where you cannot, it will work its way down when it rains. Remove any weeds that you see now so you can get a handle on them.

If you have roses, spring is the time to prune them so they will flower beautifully for you this summer.

Get the entire family involved in cleaning up your yard to get it ready for spring. This will help you get this job done much quicker.


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tree diseases and the symptoms to watch for

Do you love the trees on your property? Are some of the trees looking as if they are not as healthy as they once were? Do the smaller trees get enough sun to grow tall? Sometimes, trees can develop diseases or become infested with insects that can cause them to die. If you catch these diseases and infestations early, you can oftentimes save the tree, or the surrounding trees. To learn what to look for on your trees, visit my website. There, you will find a long list of diseases and the symptoms to watch for to protect your trees from destruction.