To maintain a neat and clean look of your lawn, trimming and pruning are inevitable. Trees, shrubs and bushes, all grow at their own pace and in their natural direction. This can sometimes pose problems with power lines, structures or pools – or can simply look odd and unkempt. Additionally, dead branches are a breeding ground for diseases which can permanently harm a tree. Trimming them properly is the solution to these possible perils. Keep in mind that trimming and pruning is a task that requires some skill and may cause more harm than good if not done properly.
Here are some pointers that you should keep in mind before venturing tree trimming.
The Five D’s of Tree Trimming
While trimming trees keep in mind these Four D’s – dead, dried, diseased, damaged and deranged. Start trimming with the dead branches first and then move on to dry ones. Look further to identify any diseased, damaged branch and if any do not hesitate chop them off. Now, move to the ones that have grown in the wrong direction which may be a hindrance or poses a nuisance. This simple strategy will lead you in the right direction with trimming and pruning.
Remove Old Leaves
After trimming the branches come down to the ground and remove the old, dried leaves from the grass or ground cover. These leaves if kept unattended are a breeding ground for the spread disease. Gathering them with a rake or broom will give the area a nice clean look as well as allow the lawn to grow without being hindered.
Pruning and trimming is a skillful task and involves various tools and tricks. If you are not sure about the process then don’t hesitate to call a professional tree trimming company as they can accomplish the task in a perfect manner without harming your plants in any way.
If not done correctly when trimming the tree branches the tree can become susceptible to further damage. So, choosing the right angle for trimming them is very crucial for their overall growth and health. Remove the branches that cross each other and interfere with natural growth patterns. Also remember not to trim more than one-third of the crown of a tree at a time.
Trimming and pruning is a crucial process to keep your lawn looking beautiful and healthy. It can be done on your own if you have the right knowledge or previous experience. Or else it is wise to leave it to a professional landscaping company. Whatever means you prefer, just remember to keep the above pointers in mind to ensure none of your beloved plants or trees are harmed during the process.