The chanticleer pear is a tall, narrow ornamental tree that flourishes with white flowers in the summer. The tree has a lot of visual interest since it never goes completely bare. The white flowers lead to red, purple, or orange leaves in the fall, which give way to naked branches that showcase the remaining hard, round, reddish fruits. Chanticleer trees are great for yards with little space or that need edging trees along a road or median.
If you have waste from yard clippings, trimming trees or other garden chores, it can be difficult to decide what to do with the materials. If you put them on the street, they go directly to the landfill where they consume space and contribute to pollution. To deal with your tree and garden waste in a green way, you may want to consider some DIY projects to reuse the material, such as using a wood chipper to make mulch, ground cover and compost.
Overgrown trees can pose a danger to both themselves and to others. This is because a tree that is producing bad growth patterns is more likely to split or drop branches, which can result in injury to a person or damage to property. The poor growth and subsequent damage can also result in fatal injuries or leave the tree open to later disease or pest issues. The following can help you avoid three of the most common types of dangerous growth patterns.
Trimming your own trees gives you control over the look and style of your backyard. It also helps you feel like a tough homeowner who can handle their own problems. However, there are a variety of dangers you need to consider whenever you trim your trees and many of these dangers are serious enough to be deadly. Thankfully, it's easy to avoid them if you take a few simple precautions.
If you've just had a tree stump removed from your lawn and are planning to add new plants to that area, start planning ahead now because it may take some time to make the site ready. Removing an old stump often leaves you with what looks like a big expanse of bare soil just waiting for new plants, but the stump removal has side effects that need addressing first. Here are three things to know about planting on the old stump site.