If your upcoming garden project requires the removal of a tree, you should follow these tips.
Ensure the tree is removed before you do any other work on the garden
Whilst you might not find the idea of preparing for and organising tree removal work to be very exciting, it is best to tackle it first, before moving onto the more creative parts of this process. When an arborist fells a tree, that tree will usually compress and make an indentation in the soil on which it lands. If you get this tree taken down before you've done anything to this soil, then this won't be a problem. However, if you get this done after you've already spent hours painstakingly aerating this soil and sowing seeds or transplanting shrubs into it, then its compression by the tree trunk (and the inevitable damage this would do to the seeds or shrubs) could be an issue, as you would have to remove the ruined seeds or shrubs, aerate the soil again and then plant the replacements.
It's also possible that you could reuse the debris created by the tree removal (such as the branches or the trunk) to make something for your garden. For example, you could wrap fairy lights around the loose branches, pop them in an outdoor vase and use them as a decorative light source. You could also cut off a piece of the trunk and turn it into an outdoor seat.
Come up with a plan to fill the gap in your garden that will be created by the tree removal
When planning your garden project, you'll need to take into account that the tree removal will leave you with a fairly large empty gap, that you'll need to fill if you want your garden to look fully renovated. If the circle left behind by the tree trunk's removal is going to be quite big, you could build a circular fire pit in this area that you could sit by when it gets chilly during nighttime garden parties. Alternatively, you could buy a large, round planter, whose diameter is about the same as the round patch, and place a few pretty shrubs in it.
If you make this decision before the arborist takes down the tree, you can then gather the supplies you'll need to fill this gap and get started on this task as soon as this professional has taken away the debris.
For more information about tree removal, contact a local removal service.
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