Just moved to the countryside?  Here’s how to look after your trees

Just moved to the countryside? Here’s how to look after your trees

If you’ve made the transition from living in the city to moving out to the countryside, we know it can be a big change, especially if you’ve never had a garden before.

Generally, it is rare to possess a lot of land when living in a city, so it’s natural to feel a shock to the system when you’re confronted with new surroundings.

If you now have a garden or a larger piece of land, it’s crucial to understand how to look after your trees and plants.

We’re going to focus on trees in this blog, highlighting how to take care of them, as well as how we can help you manage them using our specialist team at Scotts.

Step 1: Ascertain the types of trees you have

It can be common to assume that you have free rein with the trees in your garden, but just like public trees and wildlife, your residential trees can fall into a conservation area, or be protected.

If you haven’t been given this information upon purchasing your property, Scotts can come and identify the trees you have. We also help with council applications for tree removal, as well as providing you with a full survey and report, which recommends the ongoing care and maintenance you should undertake.

 

Step 2: Ensure your trees are cut regularly

Maintenance is key to not only having an aesthetically pleasing garden, but also ensuring that your trees are healthy, instead of being a potential hazard. Contrary to popular belief, there is no issue with cutting a tree when it’s in leaf.

In fact, trees can be cut in the summer months to help reduce their weight, as well as minimising shade in the garden. The summer months can also be a great time to remove any deadwood from a tree, as this is easier to spot when trees are in leaf.

Step 3: Keep a close eye for disease and decay

There are a number of symptoms that your trees can exhibit, and as a homeowner, it is important to routinely inspect them every 2-3 months for any signs of tree defects that may result in tree failure or decline.

Summer is a good time to have your tree inspected for pests and diseases, tree die back and branch failure. If you aren’t comfortable carrying out these checks yourself, a qualified team member at Scotts can regularly ensure that your trees are healthy, as well as pruned, every season.

At Scotts, we undertake all aspects of high-quality tree surgery and aboriculture for both commercial and residential clients. For more information about how we can assist with your specific needs please give us a call on 01293 871016 or email info@scotts.group.

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