Cutting Down Seedlings Cluttering Your Yard

Cutting Down Seedlings in Your Yard

Do you have seedlings popping up all over your yard? If so, you're not alone. Many homeowners deal with this problem, especially in the spring and summer. While seedlings may be cute, they can also be a nuisance. If left unchecked, they will turn into full-blown trees. If this is something you are trying to avoid, here are a few things you can do to get rid of these pesky plants.

Removing Seedlings Without Harming the Environment

If you have young trees starting to sprout in your yard, the last thing you want to do is disrupt their natural growth cycle. But, how can you get rid of those uninvited seedlings

without using harmful chemicals or cutting them down? Fortunately, there are a few eco-friendly methods choices for you to consider. Adding mulch, or similar materials, around the base of the seedling can act as a growth barrier allowing gravity and water pressure to prevent further growth. In addition, if your soil is nutrient-deprived, adding fertilizer may also help keep seedlings from returning after pruning.

Identifying Tree Types and How to Remove

Before attempting to remove any tree from your property, it is important to take the time to identify what kind of tree you are dealing with. Identifying the type of tree that is growing in your yard requires a combination of first-hand observation and research. As you stand back and survey the size, shape, and overall profile of the tree, make note of these characteristics as they can be used to narrow down the list of potential tree types. From there, use online resources such as tree identification guides and foliage comparison charts to further hone in on the species. It may take some patience however you will reap great rewards with a greater understanding and appreciation for your lush backyard neighbor! If you have difficulty identifying a tree or would like assistance, contact a local expert arborist to assist.

Learning the species of the tree is essential since some trees are more susceptible to disease or insect damage than others and knowing what kind of tree you're dealing with can help you determine the best way to safely remove it without causing collateral damage to nearby wildlife, structures, or plants. Once you have a positive identification made, take the time to research some of the best ways that removal can be done based on your particular situation. By investing a little time in advance, you can drastically increase your odds of removing a tree successfully and in a responsible manner.

When to Call A Professional

Removing a tree from your property can be a complicated and hazardous job. It may be necessary to bring in the help of an expert if you find yourself not being able to cope with the task for any number of reasons. Professional arborists are available to get the job done right, providing the expertise that comes with experience and skill. They will have all the right tools and equipment needed to safely complete the process. Contacting a professional should provide you with peace of mind knowing that your tree is being removed quickly and efficiently by those knowledgeable in this form of work.

If you have seedlings growing in your yard, it's important to take care of them so that your yard looks its best. Identifying the tree, researching your options, and contacting a professional, when necessary, will ensure that your yard and other plants and wildlife will stay safe and healthy. Call us at (888) 744-0155: or contact your local Monster Tree Service to schedule a time with a professional arborist.