Posts tagged “Tree Surgeon”

Should I be watering my trees in this heatwave? 
Young trees should be watered regularly; every couple of weeks, and more often in dry weather, for at least two years after they are planted. In times of drought, when it hasn’t rained for a month or more (what we are currently experiencing), even large, mature trees will need watering. 
Firstly, when watering mature/established trees, provide enough water to moisten the soil to a depth of 10" or more and concentrated the water on the areas beneath the branches, not just the trunk. A tree will spread its roots out to the sides, so setting up a sprinkler or irrigation system under the tree branches will give the water a better chance to reach the roots. The best way to water is slowly and for a long time. You don't need to do this often as established trees hold a huge supply of water. In dry conditions, once every couple of weeks should be sufficient.  
Recently planted trees have not got a large network of roots yet, so they will definitely require more watering. Their roots will be closer to the trunk, so it's best to concentrate the water there at the root ball.  
Try to avoid growing plants or grass on top of the root system as they will use up the majority of the water intended for the tree, stopping it from getting to its roots. It's best to mulch the area at the base of the tree, as it retains moisture in the soil. We'd suggest leaving a gap between the mulch and the trees and avoid piling it at the base of the tree to prevent rotting.  
Your trees may show signs that they are thirsty; the leaves will start to wilt / curl up and will look dry. It is possible to recover a tree at this stage by following the steps above as soon as possible.  
April is here along with the beautiful blossom! Prunus (Cherry), Malus (Apples) Magnolia and Rhododendron are some of our favourite tree varieties in Spring. The pastel colours of the blossom can blow anyone’s Winter blues away. 
It's a wet start to the month, but the couple of warmer, sunnier days we've seen, bring us hope for a hot end to the season. 
We personally cannot wait to get out into the garden and get the BBQ sizzling! April is a great time to give your garden the spruce up it may be craving in time for the sun when it finally makes an appearance. We take on lots of soft landscaping throughout the spring and summer, including Turfing/Seeding, Fencing, Planting schemes, Boarder beds, Raised Sleeper Installation, Climbing Frame Installation, Vegetable Patch Beds, Paving, Decking, Water Feature Installation. We would love to help you get your dream garden, as well as keeping the costs down as much as possible. 
Check out our Pinterest Board for some inspiration, then contact us to organise a site meeting with Andrew, who can then offer some ideas and provide a free quote. 
Last week, we were working for Horsell Common Preservation Society, maintaining the trees along the roadside, reducing some over hanging branches and deadwooding, then chipping straight back into the common. We do this a few times throughout the year, to help keep the road safer. 
What a transformation. All finished before 11am this morning by some of our guys in Woking. They've turned a previously overgrown and busy front garden into an attractive and clean looking space, allowing so much more light into the house.  
Job well done Lads! 
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