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The Benefits of Using Mulch for Your Garden

The Benefits of Using Mulch for Your Garden

According to Wikipedia: Mulch is “a layer of material applied to the surface of the soil. Reasons for applying mulch include conservation of soil moisture, improving fertility and health of the soil, reducing weed growth and enhancing the visual appeal of the area.” So why are Jim’s Trees arborists discussing this stuff? Well, Mulch is made out of organically occurring materials, and it turns out one of the highest quality mulches available is produced from trees and their bark. This is why when Jim’s Trees remove a tree, it endeavours not to waste this valuable material, as it can provide such incredible benefits to gardens across New Zealand. Much has some powerful benefits for modern gardens. Firstly, spreading mulch over an area increases the soil’s ability to retain water. A further benefit is that high-quality organic mulches (like mulches produced from tree felling) naturally start to decay over time; this process creates vital plant nutrients that act as natural fertilisers. This process is especially helpful for soil with poor fertility. Depending on the type of wood the mulch chippings have been made from, the mulch may even provide some protection from pests by repelling common irritants like gnats, fleas and ticks. If your garden currently has some unsightly weeds then using mulch can be an incredibly useful way of preventing those weeds from germinating and spreading throughout your garden. This will not only remove the ugly devils but also stop them from sucking moisture and other nutrients away from your beloved garden plants. Some weeds can also cause damage to gardening equipment such as lawn mowers, so reducing their...
Jim’s Trees Complete Guide to Tree Felling

Jim’s Trees Complete Guide to Tree Felling

What is Tree Felling? Tree felling is the process of cutting down the tree from the ground using specialist arboreal equipment and techniques. Tree felling can be a perilous task, particularly when performed on taller trees. Unless you have the expertise, you should never attempt any tree felling on your own. Tree felling is more than just cutting down a tree. Many factors require the judgment of someone with training. Factors such as the slope of the tree, level of the ground, weight distribution, and strength of the trees foundations all influence how to optimally perform a tree felling operation. What is the purpose of Tree Felling? Although complete removal of a tree should be a last resort, sometimes it’s entirely necessary.  It’s inevitable that occasionally trees will become sick or develop in such a way that they become too large for their weak foundations, becoming a significant risk to the surrounding environment. When it does become necessary to remove a tree, you ideally want to cause as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. You want to ensure you’re extracting the trees without causing damage to their surrounding environment or any nearby property. It’s also important to identify whether any particular trees on your property are likely to become hazardous and take the appropriate actions to ensure future safety. How should you choose the right company for Tree Felling? It’s necessary to go with fully qualified, professionally trained arborists, but what else is there to consider? You shouldn’t only judge a company by their arborist certifications. Other certifications are also necessary to be 100% sure that whoever...

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