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How Important Is It to Fertilize My Trees?

September 1, 2017 5:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While it is common knowledge that vegetables, flowers and other small ornamental plants require frequent fertilization, many tree owners assume that these arboreal giants are perfectly capable of securing their own food. While in the context of a pristine, natural forest this may be true, the front yard of your home or property is simply not capable of providing your tree with the nutrients it needs to survive. Tree fertilization is an extremely important practice that should never be overlooked! Tree fertilization is one of the most important steps that a tree owner can take to ensure that their investment... View Article

What Is Tree Cabling, and Why Should You Do It?

August 15, 2017 6:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your home is a huge investment, and since you may be living in it for several years or even decades, you need to protect the property’s value, appearance and health—both inside and outside. Like many homeowners, you are proud to own trees for shade or that enhance your landscaping. Trees are living things and require maintenance and care to ensure they grow strong, and do not fall over due to a weakened trunk, being too top-heavy or due to a powerful storm. Looking out the window at your trees right now, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea... View Article

Top Benefits of Pruning Your Trees in the Summer

August 1, 2017 6:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A good rule of thumb to follow is to prune a tree when it’s dormant. This rule, however, is flexible depending on factors like the tree’s species, growth patterns and physical condition. For example, damaged trees and many types of fruit trees will likely benefit from a summertime pruning session, and summer is also an ideal time for tree shaping. The first thing you should do before pruning your trees is gather information pertaining to the trees on your property. Don’t just hack away at established branches and young limbs with reckless abandon! Take a hard look around at the... View Article

Call Your Tree Service to Avoid Overwatering

July 17, 2017 9:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to watering, it is possible to give a tree too much of a good thing. Overwatering is a common issue discovered by any tree service, and Allan’s Tree Service is no exception. It is a good idea to consult a specialist if you are uncertain of how much water to give to a tree, or if you introduce a new species to your yard. Taking those precautions prevents the following five hazards of overwatering: Disease: When you water a tree, the soil should be slightly damp but not soaked. If there is pooling, or you feel you... View Article

Keep Trees Hydrated This Summer with These Tips for Tree Care

July 3, 2017 9:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer is not an easy time for tree care. Warmer temperatures demand you keep trees hydrated, but this can be challenging as temperatures rise and there is less precipitation. However, if you water trees too much, you can face other problems. There is no doubt that this is a delicate balance. If you would like to keep your trees thriving through the summer, here are five care tips to keep them well watered: Water in the morning: The best time to water trees is early in the morning. Lower temperatures create less evaporation so the water reaches the roots rather... View Article