How to Properly Maintain Trees & Shrubs in Your Garden

Planting trees and shrubs in your garden is a fantastic way of keeping the air around your home clean and clear, and also promotes healthy soil, increases privacy, and increases drainage.

Because of Ireland’s damp and mild climate, trees and shrubs of all kinds flourish here, making them a popular garden choice. While planting and planning your garden is an exciting and fun exercise, it’s important to know how to maintain your greenery so that it lasts for years to come, and doesn’t overtake your entire outdoor space. Here, Scanlon Tree Services will explain how to look after your garden’s trees and shrubs all year round.

Know Your Plants’ Needs
The most important thing to do before planting a green garden is to know what each breed of plant, tree, and shrub needs in terms of light, soil, and watering. When planting a garden, you must ensure that you are planting greenery that thrives outside, and can tolerate damp and mild conditions where light can often be limited. If you’re unsure of what kind of plants would flourish in the Irish climate and want a low-maintenance garden, the best thing to do is stick to native plants and trees such as buckthorn, elder, honeysuckle, holly, oak trees, birch trees, willow trees, horse chestnut trees, apple trees, and more. If you want some more variety in your garden and are willing to dedicate a little more time to proper maintenance, flowers like fuschia, pansies, geraniums, rhododendrons, and more could be perfect for you. If you’re unsure of the type of landscaping that would best suit your space, you can always contact a landscaping and tree services company such as Scanlon Tree Services for more information or recommendations.

Regular Pruning is a Must
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your outdoor space remains neat and tidy is to prune your trees and shrubs regularly. Pruning is a horticultural practise that consists of selectively removing parts of a tree or plant to stop overgrowth. These parts can be branches, buds, roots, damaged parts, dead parts, and otherwise. Not only does pruning stop overgrowth, but it can also help to keep the plants healthy and free from disease, ensuring that water and minerals are transported efficiently to each part of the plant or tree. If you’re unsure of how to prune plants, a professional tree surgeon or landscaper can do this for you. Scanlon Tree Services provides professional plant pruning, hedge maintenance, and garden maintenance to keep your garden healthy and happy all year round. As well as general pruning, we provide crown reduction, tree re-shaping, crown thinning, and other more professional and intricate jobs to maintain the health of your greenery.

Know When to Remove Dead or Dangerous Trees
If one of your trees or large shrubs has become diseased, overgrown, or otherwise dangerous, it’s important to have it removed as soon as possible. Largely overgrown or dead trees can be extremely detrimental to your home and garden and are at constant risk of falling and ruining your garden and home. When removing a dangerous tree, it’s important not to attempt this yourself. Professional Tree Surgeons are experts when it comes to tree felling and stump removal, safely removing the dangerous tree to protect your property and garden in the long-run. Scanlon Tree Services provides professional Wicklow & Dublin tree removal, Dublin & Wicklow stump removal, and total site clearance services for customers who are worried about a dangerous tree on their property. For more information on any of these services along with our general tree surgeon services and garden maintenance, get in touch with the team today.


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