Tree & Shrub Planting: How We Evaluate Your Space
While most people think planting is as easy as digging a hole, planting can be very complex. There's a lot of work that goes into tree and shrub planting. At Belles Tree Service, we carefully consider the ground, soil ingredients, sun and water direction and several other factors. We also utilize the expertise of our ISA Certified Arborists. They can help with the planting process to ensure trees and shrubs will receive the optimal benefits from the soil. That way we avoid long term consequences that can damage trees, shrubs and the earth. We also want to save you the headaches of having trees and shrubs that are unsightly and sick. When you plant trees and shrubs that are healthy, they can be aesthetically pleasing to your property and increase the property value by as much as 20%.
At Belles Tree Service, we have over 30 years of experience in proper tree and shrub planting. If you are in the Lehigh Valley or surrounding areas, please contact us for help with all your landscaping needs.
Planning Your Project
When you schedule a free consultation, one of our ISA Certified Arborists will meet with you to outline your expectations for planting your trees and shrubs. During this initial meeting, we will explore the objectives for your property, go over your preferences and also discuss the variables related to your property, water source, and so forth.
Discussion: Our Arborists will also go into detail and discussion with you the budget, desired trees, shrubs and plants that you would like and locations. This is a great time to plan and explore various options with landscaping designs and ways to enhance the curb appeal of your property. You may also find that this is the perfect time to discuss that shade tree you've always wanted in the back yard!
Exploration: As we explore the space that you have, we will consider factors including adjacent trees, sidewalks, entry ways, and building structures. We may also take pictures of the area to better determine and outline how to enhance the look that you would like to achieve.
Evaluation: Next, we may evaluate your soil conditions, perform soil tests, and make recommendations for drainage, sun exposure and runoff. These are all important factors to ensure your trees and shrubs receive ample light and water, and to confirm that they are best suited for the location where they will be planted.
Selection: In this last stage, we will recommend and discuss the types of trees and shrubs that may best be suited for your location. Our goal is to help plant trees and shrubs that are conducive to your environment, temperature year-round and other factors. We want to have the optimal conditions for your trees and shrubs to help them thrive and grow in a healthy setting.
Once we begin planting the trees and shrubs, we will pay careful attention to using proper planting techniques. Our goal is to help promote the strength, health and stability of your trees and shrubs for the duration of their lives.
Following ANSI A300 Planting Standards, we work with our ISA Certified Arborists and tree care technicians to approximate the planting holes, root flares and soil levels of all trees and shrubs. We will then set up a schedule with you on watering and proper protocols to keep the trees and shrubs healthy. We can even use the time to set up routine appointments and checkups, along with fertilization, pruning and inspections for your trees and shrubs.
Contact us for a free consultation today!