Keep Your Trees Healthy

In some cases, when growth of the tree ends up plainly unmanageable then it may harm your property or the electrical cables on the nearby road. Honestly, neglecting the trimming work will result in the growth of undesirable branches and these branches may eventually break and cause a disease to the whole tree.

You may need to guarantee that the tree does not develop to become unmanageable, when the procedure of tree development is going on. Of course, one of the main reasons for tree trimming is that it makes the tree aesthetically pleasant & attractive as well.

Trimming becomes important for the tree and for you too on the grounds that a well-developed tree looks incredible in your garden or backyard and it indirectly increases the value of your property as well. Apart from that it will likewise help in various ways to keep your home protected from harsh weather, like extreme heat, winds and snow.

Many experts say that it’s a big disadvantage to lack in knowledge about nature, especially trees, and to improve your knowledge you can hire a professional arborist. An expert arborist can help you to know the things that are best for your trees. Remember, every tree is unique, so an arborist can tell you how it will grow and at what speed it grows.

Once in a while, a few parts particularly branches and all die. So, it becomes crucial to expel them on a regular basis. If you fail to do that then the branches can break and fall leading to accidents. Likewise, if there are children playing under the tree, then you should be cautious because dead branches might fall of and cause mishaps or severe injuries.

One of the most important things to consider here that the structure of the tree is strong and stable since your trees will not only face just one type of adverse weather they may have to deal with heat, cold, heavy rains, windy weather, and hail or even snow etc.

Soil Problems and Solutions

Clay Soil

Too much clay in your dirt will come with some problems. It hinders water penetration, or at least slows it down dramatically, which means that tree and shrub roots cannot get adequate amounts of water. Unfortunately, it takes anywhere from 5 to 10 years to completely do away with this problem, but start by removing 6 inches of clay, and then filling the bottom with a few inches of quality compost soil. Then continue by planting your tree or shrub on top. This helps to creates new top soil.

Compacted Soil

Not only does soil compaction reduce the structural integrity of your dirt, it prevents adequate water penetration. It is often caused by constant pressure over the years from heavy objects like sheds, playgrounds, and concrete patios, as well as, repetitive foot traffic and motor vehicles. To relieve this problem, increase the frequency of hollow tine aeration. If your case is severe, you may need to rip up the soil. Once you have a new foundation of fresh quality top soil to work with, consider installing pavers or flagstones to relieve heavy traffic.

Hard-to-Dig Soil

Extremely hard soil is very difficult to cultivate. If you can’t dig up enough to create a suitable hole for planting, you can’t plant anything at all. To help ease the struggle of hard-to-dig dirt, you may need to have a secondary irrigation water stubbed into the yard, followed by installing a temporary hose bib into the stubbed secondary water. If this is not possible, culinary water practices may be your best option to moisten soil.

Rocky Soil

The only thing worse than soil that is too hard or compact is soil with too many rocks. Although suitable for plants and trees, it can be very hard to work with. Digging, cultivating, and more are all made more difficult when there is a presence of excess rocks and gravel. TO help this problem, you can choose to use raised garden beds or add a new level of fresh top soil (at least 6 inches for best results).

LED Garden Lamps

Types of Garden Led Lamps.

· Solar LED lamps, these are mounted outside with a built in solar panel that harnesses and stores light energy from the sun at day time, and at night the light up the place. These sorts of lamps can be used for both general purposes and security reasons.

· Electric low voltage lights, these LED bulbs utilize approximately 12 volts of energy from a transformer connected to the main power grid and are used to illuminate gardens and parks as well as entrances.

· Battery LED lamps; they have their source of power being a battery that can be recharged whenever they are drained off energy and example is a LED lamp candle. They are usually small in size and are placed on the tables surfaces or hang from the wall.

· Motion sensor LED lights. These are commonly security bulbs fixed with a motion detector device in them such that they switch on at the slight detection of movement. They are set on garden entrances or at areas that require security.

Tips to consider when shopping for LED lamps for a garden.

· The type of fixture available, different garden fixtures can be used and they, include tree hanging, wall mounting, or rope installations.

· The direction and purpose of lighting, different angles can be employed such as down lighting and unidirectional lighting. For security reasons, directional illumination is best while for ambiance purposes, any form is best as long as it creates the desired scene.

· Weather or the surrounding conditions, LED lamps are widely used in both extreme and normal conditions and thus its best to have lights that can handle outdoor conditions like rain and sunny conditions.

Coontail

MECHANICAL CONTROL

There are typically two ways of controlling Coontail or Coontail Moss, it can be done via manual control mechanism or by chemical control options,
Manual option of removal includes cutting and raking from within the pond. The plant’s tendency is such that it can regrow from the remaining roots or spill over seeds.

Another option is to use pond Dye which is usually used to restrict sunlight from entering directly inside the pond. The reason of controlling sunlight being that the photosynthesis will not occur and hence the growth will also be shunned.

CHEMICAL CONTROL

Use of herbicides and chemicals is yet another effective medium to curb the growth of Coontail or hornwort. Read some of these tips to control the growth of Coontail:

Use of a seasoned herbicide like Aquacide Pellets will curb the growth of Coontail and other common pond weeds that can be troublesome.

1. Use a comprehensive contact herbicide, that can instantly kill Coontail. Also, it’s important to note that one may have to repeat procedure of the treatment as it does not stay in the water body. Hence, multiple application is a must.

2. Another effective herbicide is Clipper, it actions fast and controls rough hostile and nuisance plants.

CHEMICAL APPLICATION FOR BEST RESULTS

Before applying chemicals, one must follow certain set rules for the treatment of weeds and algae.

• Divide your pond in sections and treat it one at a time. First apply herbicides in half of the pond’s bottom and then in the second half of the pond area. During hot and humid temperature, and while treating substantial growth of plants, remember to treat only ¼ of the pond at a time and wait until 15 days before reapplying it. This helps in reducing the risk of fish loss during extreme humid and hot weather conditions or while treating the heavy growth of plants.

• You will notice that the weeds have changed their colour to brown and once they die, pull these plants with the help of a weed cutter & rake and remove as much dead material as possible. This process will help prevent build-up of dead plant stock and muck.
• Think proactively and keep the muck at bay- Include chemicals which can make your pond look great at all times.

These are some of the tips to reduce Coontail or curb its growth. Chemicals controls are the easiest and most effective methods of prevention. In case you need more information, you can call us and our representative will come at your doorstep to give you right guidelines of effectively managing it.