Spending time in your garden is great. Planting, mowing, and weeding can be therapeutic, and enjoying the fruits of your labour is highly rewarding. But remember, while there are many things that you can do in the garden yourself, there are some tasks that are not suitable DIY projects. Certain jobs are best left to the professionals.
Homeowners love their own trees, but strangely enough, they don’t always love their neighbour’s trees in the same way. Unfortunately, trees have no idea which side of the fence they are planted on, and nor do they have any concept of boundaries. They just keep growing and growing, albeit slowly, until someone puts a stop to them or cuts them back. But figuring out who is responsible for shared trees always seems to be a thorny issue amongst neighbours.
We all the love the trees in our garden. Unfortunately, every now and then one of them falls over or needs to be felled, leaving you with an unsightly stump on your lawn. Some people like to try and incorporate the stump into their garden landscaping in some way, perhaps as the base of a table or birdbath, but more often than not it is necessary to remove the stump entirely. The best ways to do this is to use a stump grinder, a power tool that grinds tree stumps into wood chips.
We all love the trees in our garden. They shade our houses in summer and provide homes for a myriad of small animals and birds. But trees can also pose a risk to your property. Most homeowners worry about trees falling on their houses during violent storms, or dead branches snapping off and being blown around in strong winds. But what about the threats you don’t see? Are you aware of the dangers that are lurking underground?
You don’t just plant a fruit tree in the ground and watch it grow. Fruit trees need care and attention if you want them to bear fruit, and regular pruning is essential to keep your fruit trees healthy and producing good crops year after year.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nasty little invader that is currently laying waste to all ash trees in its path. Cities, towns and concerned citizens are all doing their best to fight back but the cost of stopping the emerald ash borer is high.
Trees are dormant in the winter but this does not mean that they are unaffected by the cold. Extreme weather conditions that cause temperature fluctuations, frost, ice, and dry conditions can take a toll on trees in your Waterloo garden. The stress caused by the cold weather can damage or weaken trees and make them more susceptible to bacteria, diseases, and insect attacks.
When you have invested time and effort on your Guelph garden and watched your trees grow and flourish year after year, you don’t want to see them destroyed by harsh winter weather. Especially if you know there are steps you can take to keep them safe.
The invasive and highly destructive, emerald ash borer, is laying waste to ash forests throughout Guelph. Originally from Asia, this distinctive jewel green beetle found its way to the shores of the North American continent in solid wood packaging material on cargo ships in 2002. Since then it has spread throughout the continent and destroyed millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada.
Just because your Waterloo garden is dormant in the winter, doesn’t mean you should be too. There are plenty of gardening tasks to keep you busy throughout the cold months and ensure that your garden blooms beautifully in spring. Winter pruning or dormancy pruning, in Waterloo can be cold, hard work but it will pay dividends when the weather warms up again. This is the ideal time to get an arborist to tend to your trees.