If you are working with some sort of landscaping design, you will be asked what you wish in the form of various tree and shrub plantings. Of course, this is an important subject when discussing landscaping. If you are lucky enough to have called Open Earth Landscaping, you will definitely be able to utilize their incredible ingenuity and know how with regard to those questions.
First, a good landscaper will opt for trees and shrubs that are well-adapted to the special conditions of your individual planting site. A landscaper that knows the business will be thoroughly aware of the particular soil drainage in your specific location. Too much water drainage and your trees and shrubs won’t grow, but too much water and they will not thrive either. If there is ample water, for instance, the landscaper may recommend water tolerant plants, and the reverse is true for drier areas, of course.
The following is not something that someone who is not involved in landscaping would even consider, but someone such as Open Earth Landscaping will be totally aware of the particular soil compaction rate in your area and plant accordingly. Or they may suggest adding some kind of organic material be added to your individual planting sites. Once more you will have to listen to your landscape designer, for how many of us are knowledgeable about such things as backfill soil, nitrogen content, or the phosphorus or potassium content of fertilizers? Your landscaper from Open Earth Landscaping will know just when to utilize a fast-release agronomic fertilizer and when not to.
Tree and shrub plantings require precise knowledge as to how deeply they should be planted, for instance, so that you have continuous growth through the replanting period. When trees and shrubs are delivered to the site, they come protected to keep from losing the root systems. The protection can include such items as burlap, pinning nails, rope lacing, plastic containers, fiber pots some of which are coated and others are not, but all require knowledge in how to handle each so that the roots are not degraded, or girdled.
A good landscape company will take into consideration the fact that tree and shrub plantings need a certain amount of watering to make them transition well. Your landscaper may suggest various water reservoir devices, or perhaps a drip irrigation system for your new plantings.
Use of mulch is great of course, but your landscaper will know exactly how much mulch and what kind of mulch should be put around your new tree and shrub plantings. Disease prevention as well as stopping rodent problems may be indicated by the kind of mulch you use, but some mulch can create bark abrasion. Your landscape professional should also speak to you about such things as staking of large crowned trees, the use of trunk wrapping and what to wrap them with, and will talk to you about using black plastic under mulch. if using inorganic mulches. As you can see, tree and shrub planting is quite the science and given the cost of such acrutraments it is strongly suggested one seek out the best professional available-Open Earth Landscaping.
With dedication, they consider the above training, and thus know that turf obtains those factors of nutrients, water and air from the soil and thus prior to installation they will of course test your soil. In Vermont, at times there may be too much clay in the soil, or it is tremendously compacted. Those who install roads love this fact, but turf abhors it since water and air cannot reach its roots to enable it to grow properly.
This may help you understand the supreme importance of proper site preparation, as well as any soil improvement that may be undertaken. This is what enables turf roots to penetrate evenly as well as deeply. Now you understand why turf installation is an art, so do contact the artists at Open Earth Landscaping to beautify your canvas!