The Spring storm seasons has started here in Metro Detroit, high winds and strong rains have been causing damage across Michigan. Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on homes, cars or other trees leaving homeowners in need of emergency tree care. Dealing with these situations can be dangerous and should be left to trained professionals to remove, to prevent further damage to the surrounding area. Our tree care experts are ready to assist you in an emergency, we can also help by providing tree hazard evaluations.
Tree Hazard Checklist
Consider the following questions:
Have any branches fallen from the tree?
Can you see dead branches in your tree?
Are there detached branches hanging from the tree, or wedged between other branches?
Does the tree have any rotten wood or cavities along the trunk or in major branches?
Are there cracks or splits in the trunk or where branches were previously attached?
Has the trunk developed a strong lean?
Have the roots been broken, damaged or injured in anyway?
Have any adjacent trees fallen over or died?
Has the area around the tree recently changed in grade or soil level?
Has the area around the tree been changed by construction?
Are mushrooms present at the base of the tree?
Have the leaves prematurely developed an unusual size or color?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, than it is highly suggested that your tree should be evaluated by a professional. A certified Arborist can provide treatments that can help not only increase the trees safety, but also increase the trees health and possibly its longevity as well. Our Tree Service team is fully insured and uses modern well kept equipment to ensure our services are preformed with integrity and professionalism. When a Berns Landscaping team member comes to your home, they will share their knowledge with you in explaining what services are required.
Mulch is an essential part to landscape design and Spring landscaping practices. Mulches are protective materials placed over soil to help retain moisture and improve the overall soil conditions. When properly applied, this application is very beneficial to plants, trees and shrubs. Mulch also gives landscapes a very polished well maintained appearance. When improperly applied, mulch can do the reverse causing harm to plants instead of providing protection.
Mulch is available in both organic and commercial forms. Different mulches offer different benefits and vary in the amount of maintenance needed. Before making a decision, research the different variations and decide what is best for your specific needs. Mulching a garden that is going to house fruits or vegetables will have different needs than landscape with only trees and shrubs.
BENEFITS OF MULCH
Protection – Layers around trees and shrubs can help prevent damage from lawn equipment (such as weed whackers or lawn mowers).
Better Moisture – Mulching helps retain moisture in the soil, which leads to less evaporation of water from the soil. This ensures your plants are kept hydrated longer and reduces the chance of them drying out.
Weed Control – Prevents weed germination and growth.
Improved Water Flow – Improved aeration, structure and drainage
Landscape Health – Protection from specific diseases, while also improving the soil fertility.
Temperature Control – Temperature regulation of your soil by cooling in the summer and warming in the winter.
Overall Appeal – A proper layering of mulch gives a well maintained polish looked to the landscape.
Trimming healthy trees or removing dying ones can be an intimidating task, that is best left to the professionals. Here at Berns Landscaping we have licensed ISA certified arborist who can evaluate your trees and let you know all of your options. Tree’s add beauty to any yard and it is important to keep up on their maintenance with proper tree care.
Benefits Of Proper Tree Care
Shade to provide comfort and protection from summer sun.
Seasonal beauty for your enjoyment throughout the year.
Privacy from unwanted signs and sounds.
Safeguards against storm damage and the danger of falling limbs.
Increased value of your property and outdoor pleasure.
Why hire a professional Arborist? Professional Arborist are trained in the care and maintenance that is specific to each tree. Trained professionals can easily determine the necessary cuts required for future growth and the health of individual trees, both young and old. By hiring a professional Arborist you are ensuring the proper equipment and practices are used to maintain the integrity of your trees.
Berns Landscaping offers tree care services too residential homes and commercial businesses in Michigan. In need of professional tree services, that are done by professionally trained Michigan Arborist? Call the experts at Berns Landscaping Services, Inc. today (586.756.1145 East / 248.835.3000 West) for a free estimate or fill out our free estimate form online.
Each spring here in Michigan home owners put away the winter snow equipment and bring back out the lawn mowers, fertilizers and other lawn equipment. Spring is an important time for landscaping as it sets the tone for the rest of the season. Below are some helpful spring landscaping tips to get your landscape ready this Spring.
Clean out fallen debris, such as branches and leaves left over from autumn and winter storms.
Check your irrigation system, ensure your system is working and check each sprinkler head individually to make sure none of them need to be replaced.
Fertilize, spread granular, slow-acting organic fertilizer. Slow-release fertilizer is more beneficial to your plants than fast-release fertilizer. Fast-release fertilizer can encourage excess growth which can make your plants more susceptible to insects and disease, they can also disrupt the life in the soil below.
Mulch, mulching offers a wide variety of benefits and is highly recommended to protect and insulate your beds.
Weed, clean out your flower beds and check your lawn for any weed growth.
Prune your trees and shrubs as necessary. Pruning helps keep your trees and shrubs healthy by removing the dead, damaged and infected parts allowing for new healthy limbs to take their place.
Sharpen your mower blades, having a sharpened blade helps to cut grass clean so the grass can recovery quickly.
Aerate the lawn to treat compacted soil. Aerating your lawn helps oxygen, water, organic fertilizer and nutrients get to the roots of your lawn. By doing this you are helping them grow, which will make your grass greener and easier to maintain.