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Ask a Tree Surgeon: Care for your garden In 2019

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

Care for your garden

If you are looking to make positive changes to your property in 2019, January is the ideal time of year to begin, and it makes sense to ask the experts. This is the month where everyone attempts to make a fresh start and even though you may not want to spend too long outdoors in January, you can create a platform that will ensure your garden area looks fantastic for the rest of the year.

Make sure your garden area is safe While most of us are keen to have a garden that is stylish and looks very appealing, it is best to start with ensuring the garden area is safe. This is an area where a qualified tree surgeon would be able to provide you with a lot of guidance. Just because trees in your garden look in good condition to the untrained eye, this may not be the case in the inside of the tree. A qualified tree surgeon would be able to examine your tree and provide you with guidance on whether the tree was safe or not. If your tree isn’t safe, you could be placing yourself, your loved ones and your home at risk, therefore, it is best to make changes that will help you feel confident about the safety of your home.

Prevent tree problems from occurring While a tree surgeon is the ideal professional to call on to make review the health of your trees, they are also the people to call on to prevent problems from occurring with your trees. It is far better to be proactive than reactive, and a consultation with a tree surgeon can help you look after your trees for many years to come.

Develop more protection and insulation at your home An issue that a growing number of homeowners are looking for at their home is to have more privacy. Landscaping services can alter the layout of your garden and the placement of your trees can have a huge impact on your home life. Well-placed trees will ensure your home is properly insulated, which can save you money on your energy bills.

You will also find that well-placed trees can shelter you and your loved ones from prying eyes. Of course, if you are going to move trees, you want to make sure you do so in a safe and effective manner. This is why it is helpful to have a tree surgeon in place to help you move trees around safely.

Be aware of your tree’s status There have been many stories across the UK of late about homeowners getting into trouble for disrupting trees that held protected status. If your tree is subject to a Tree Preservation Order, a TPO, any work carried out on this tree needs to receive approval from your local authority. A failure to do so could result in censure or a fine, so it is best to speak with a tree surgeon who can advise you on this matter.

If you’re looking to make the most of your garden area in 2019, speak with a professional tree surgeon who can properly advise you. At South East Trees, we are pleased to say we have helped many homeowners feel confident about their garden and we look forward to assisting you.

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