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February Pruning and Lawn Care – What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 07:02 PM  posted by admin

We all love our trees, plants, and lawns. Fortunately for residents of Dallas and surrounding communities, the weather should be somewhere between 50-60 degrees for the entire month of February. This allows residents to get plenty of exercise out in the yard if they so choose. While we think there’s no one who can care for your trees as a trained arborist will, we admire anyone who wants to spend time in the yard to keep their property looking fit and healthy. When the job gets to be too overwhelming, give the experts a call.

Keep the following in mind for February tree, shrub, and lawn care.

  • Planting – Evergreen shrubs, shade trees, and fruit and nut trees do well when planted during this time of year. If you’re planning on spending a little time in the garden; asparagus, beets, carrots, lettuce, radishes and turnips are excellent choices.
  • Caring for Plants – Beautiful plants mean that you’re likely to have a beautiful yard. There is an infinite supply of sources that can help you put together a plant-caring program. If the job gets difficult, you can always consult with the experts.
  • Pruning – Tree pruning should always be left to the experts who know everything there is to know about proper tree care. They know each tree species and the best methods for safe pruning. They can remove dead wood, address tree infestation and help improve tree structure. They also have the equipment and knowledge to ensure the work is done safely and effectively.

Trees may offer the most economic benefits. According to the USDA Forest Service, a million trees can generate up to $162 billion worth of environmental benefits over a 50 year stretch. One million trees can also provide oxygen for up to 4 million people each day. Trees also hold the soil in place and serve as wind barriers.

Tree pruning consist of the following:

  • Crown Thinning – This involves removing dead, dying, diseased, or weak branches. Arborists will also remove branches so that trees will have access to more sunlight and air movement.
  • Crown Raising – This involves raising lower branches to a certain height.
  • Crown Reduction – Removes the longest portion of a tree limb back to a lateral.

There are a number of benefits in hiring a certified arborist. They have an expert level of knowledge in the science and art of tree care. They’re always up on the latest tree care techniques. While the certification doesn’t indicate to ability, it does indicate a degree of knowledge. At Wauson Tree Service, we make sure that all of our employees have the knowledge and experience needed to give trees the attention and care that they need to remain healthy. We’re insured, family owned and we’ve been in the business for nearly 50 years. As such, we like to think that we’re experts in the field. When we arrive, you can expect the job to get done properly. Our reputation depends on providing excellent service.

Our pricing is also highly competitive. We offer tree pruning, stump removal, tree root fertilization, cabling and bracing. Keeping your entire yard looking beautiful is a good thing. However, it your trees require work and attention beyond your ability, don’t hesitate to call and ask us about our services. Call us today at 214-450-8720 or email at