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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Overgrown Trees On Your Property? Tips For Trimming Them

by Addison Washington

If you have overgrown trees on your property, you need to trim them. Below are some reasons why this is important. You will also find some tips on trimming the trees yourself or hiring a tree trimming service to do it for you.

Reasons to Trim Trees

One of the main reasons to trim trees is for safety purposes. A tree that is too tall can fall if the tree is not in good condition. The tree may be close to your home or a power line. If a tree has broken or dead branches, it may fall and injure someone or cause damage to something. 

Trimming can also keep your trees healthy. This is because thinning the crown will help with airflow and allow rain to get through the tree better. If the tree is infected, you can trim away diseased limbs and branches to prevent the infection from spreading. If there are branches that are crossed, they should be trimmed away as these branches may fall. 

A tree that is overgrown does not look aesthetically pleasing, especially if you have a lot of trees that need to be trimmed. Trimming in the right way can make the trees look more pleasing to the eye. 

Tips for Tree Trimming

Never trim a tree when it is in the dormant season as this can cause damage. If you are not sure when your trees are in dormancy, talk with a professional tree service to learn more. The exception to this is if the tree is a safety hazard. You should only trim small branches. Large branches can be dangerous if you are not an experienced tree trimmer. Instead, hire a tree trimming service to do this for you. Trimming younger branches is much easier when compared to trimming older, larger branches. 

If all the trees are fully grown, a tree trimming service should be hired to do all the work for you. They will have the knowledge to know when it is the best time for trimming and how to do so. They will also have equipment that is needed to trim properly. If the trees are very tall, they have a truck with a lift to get them higher so they can trim the crown. 

A tree trimming service contractor can give you much more information on how trees are trimmed, and give you some tips on keeping your trees healthy.