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The Basics of Tree Care


Whether you have a beautiful yard that you’ve started from scratch or you’ve bought a house with an established lawn, you will need to know the basics of tree care. Knowing the essentials is the easiest way to keep your lawn looking as excellent as it can be.

If you’ve got trees in your yard, here’s our handy guide on how to look after them.

Maintain Healthy Soil

Healthy soil is essential for all plants and trees, as it allows your garden to grow at a faster rate while fighting off pests and diseases. To maintain healthy soil for your trees, make compost from fallen leaves or fruit and vegetable scraps and add this to your tree’s soil on a regular basis.

Water Your Trees Regularly

It’s crucial that trees are watered on a regular basis, particularly in the hotter months as water is lost from the soil and through the tree’s leaves. As the tree grows, continue watering around the base of the tree to ensure the water reaches the tree’s root system.

Don’t Forget to Fertilise

Compost may not be enough for some trees, and you may decide to supplement your trees with commercial fertiliser. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are all great nutrients for your trees. Depending on your tree type, your local nursery or arborist will be able to suggest the right fertiliser for your tree.

Prune When Necessary

Pruning your tree is best left to the experts. Pruning at the wrong time of year can encourage fungal growth and other diseases. Pruning large trees can also be dangerous, particularly when removing deadwood and large branches. Pruning is helpful to enhance flowering and to promote healthy growth and should be done regularly, but carefully.

Keep an Eye on Pest and Disease Problems

Despite your best intentions and care, pest and disease problems in your trees still might pop up. It’s important to keep an eye on your trees to identify any potential issues early. This way, the tree can be treated before the disease causes too much damage or spreads to other plants and trees.

Find the Best Professional Arborist in West Auckland

If you’re looking for a professional arborist who knows all about tree care in West Auckland, get in touch with Heaven Contracting. We have the latest tools to offer you premium tree care services. With more than 25 years as specialist arborists in Auckland, we know how to manage even the toughest jobs.

Whether you need hedge trimming in West Auckland or tree pruning in the North Shore, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us on 027 475 2445 with all your questions and queries, or to organise a service. You could also request a quote online or call a regional branch closest to you.

Tree Removal North Shore:            09 442 5350

Tree Removal Central Auckland:  09 629 2640 

Tree Removal West Auckland:      09 833 7187

Tree Removal East Auckland:        09 577 4260

Tree Removal South Auckland:     09 268 7910

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