Arbor care begins with landscape design

Arbor care goes far beyond just planting and pruning trees. Caring for your trees is an important part of your overall landscape design and maintenance.

Proper arbor care starts with your landscape design. Your design should not only take into account what you want it to look like now but also what it will look like many years down the road.

Trees are a long-term investment, and, depending on the tree, it can be an expensive investment. You want to protect your investment and ensure a beautiful landscape for years to come.

Palm trees, in general, are popular trees in the Naples and Fort Myers, FL area, and many of the varieties have a lifespan of 100 years. You may not be planning for 100 years but you should consider potential impacts down the road.

You need to choose the right trees for the right locations. It may sound simple but there are several factors that should be considered when choosing your trees. That’s why it’s best to consult an expert. An arborist will be able to help you.

Arbor Care starts with the design

You know you want a beautiful landscape that includes gorgeous trees. How do you pick the right ones? Here are a few factors to consider:

  • What kind of tree grows best for the location?
  • What tree types fit best with your overall landscape design, including color, height and appearance?
  • How much sun does the area get now and will it get in the future? As other landscape grows, will other trees and plants block the sun?
  • Are you trying to add shade to an area?
  • How much water does the area usually get and does the water drain well?

As we previously mentioned, it is important that your design is pleasing and functional today and that you’ve planned for well into the future. Let’s say, for example, that you plant a Coconut Palm next to your driveway. As the tree gets bigger, you could end up with a coconut dent in your new car. Of course, proper trimming and tree care would likely prevent that but you get the idea.

Everyone has had tree sap, leaves, or bird droppings on their car. You don’t want that kind of mess on the outdoor space you use regularly. You want to avoid it if you can.

Continued arbor care

Once you have the right trees in the right place, you need to take care of them. A lawn maintenance company may be able to trim your trees but be sure you use a company that actually provides arbor care. Arborists will know what kind of care is needed throughout the life of your trees.

Different trees require different care. The care varies by the time of year and by the age of the trees. An arborist will be able to make sure you are maximizing your landscape value and beauty.

Tree problems & removal

Throughout the life of your trees, you want to make sure they are healthy. A proper arbor care company will be able to identify potential problems and they will have the expertise to handle any issues. They may be able to save trees that others would just remove rather than try to rehabilitate.

Some landscaping companies only address trees when they become a problem. It can be too late for the tree at that point, and it could impact the rest of your landscaping.

Proper arbor care can extend the lifespan of your trees, improve the look of your overall landscaping and save you money in the long run. It’s worth the investment to consult an expert and ensure your landscape is thriving year-round for many years to come.