Firewood Drying Techniques to Help First-time Campers Make the Right Choice


A campfire is an essential part of your camping experience. It is like the family room for you and the rest of your camping crew, enabling you to cook and spend some quality evening time. While there are other sources of heat energy that you can use when camping, firewood is one of the best. Firewood makes your camping experience more nature oriented, unlike a case where you tag along with modern heating appliances from home (like portable gas cookers).

10 October 2016

How to Protect Your Property from Marauding Tree Roots


Above ground trees often serve to beautify yards and neighborhoods, even adding value to the properties they share the space with. Below ground however, depending on the species, the root systems of those majestic trees could very well be about to cause untold damage to your property. According to Colorado State University Extension, tree roots can spread to occupy an area two to four times the diameter of the crown. 

21 July 2016

Various Ways Tree Lopping Is Beneficial


If you have trees on your property, it is recommended to enlist tree lopping services from time to time. Tree lopping refers to the process of pruning away unhealthy parts of your tree such as shattered boughs, dead branches and more. In addition to removing these affected areas, tree lopping can also be employed to enhance the aesthetics of the tree by reshaping it into different designs. Some homeowners may opt to engage in tree lopping on their own as a DIY project.

13 July 2016

Easy Stump Removal Methods


If you have recently had a tree cut down on your property but the stump has been left behind, you will more than likely want to have it removed as well.  A stump can not only be an eyesore and detract from the curb appeal of your home, but it can also be an attraction for insects and make it more difficult for your lawn to be maintained. If you are looking for an alternative to digging up a tree stump, there are a couple other stump removal methods that are not quite so labour-intensive.

11 March 2016

4 Common signs that you need a tree removal


Having trees on your yard has a lot of advantages. Other than climatic advantages, trees can increase the value of your property as well as providing beauty. However trees could develop problems, and when this happens you may be faced with the difficult reality of having to remove them. If a tree poses no danger of falling on people or your property, it can be left to die out without any intervention.

26 February 2016

Some Important Questions Property Owners Might Ask About Tree Removal


Having a tree removed from a property may be necessary if it's dead or diseased, or you might choose to do this to enhance the view from your home and plan new landscaping. Whatever your reasons for considering tree removal, you need to consider a few important questions about the process first. This will ensure you know everything involved with tree removal and have only healthy trees on your property.

28 January 2016

Saving Money In Retirement: Make A Vegetable Garden That Won't Break Your Back!

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One of the nicest parts about retirement is not having to get up to go to work every morning, but then there is also the loss of income to make an adjustment for. There are a number of ways you can reduce your living costs so your pension stretches further, and one of these is to grow your own vegetables at home. However, before you start pulling the spade out of the garage, there is an easier way to grow your vegetables that will not be labour intensive for your back.

25 January 2016

Basic Facts about Tree Lopping


Tree lopping involves trimming different parts of a tree. Many people use tree lopping for safety reasons and to improve the appearance of their home landscape. If you want to pursue tree lopping services, read on to understand what tree lopping is all about. Forms of Tree Lopping The first type of tree lopping involves the removal of the whole tree. Removing a tree from its position may be done for safety, to make way for the development of a new tree or because the tree being removed is dead.

25 January 2016

Four Items You Need to Take Great Care of Your Trees


Trees add value and beauty to your property, and if you want to make the most of your trees, you need to know how to care for them. While pruning is important, it isn't all that you should do, and when buying tree care supplies, you need to invest in more than pruning shears. Here are four things that can help: 1. No Parking Sign To safeguard the roots of your trees, you don't want to park your car on them.

19 January 2016

DIY Tree Lopping: Six Safety Tips Before You Lop Your Own Trees


If you want to do your own tree lopping, you need to keep safety in mind. Cutting high branches with a sharp and heavy saw can be a relatively hazardous endeavour. To keep yourself as safe as possible, keep these tips in mind: 1. Keep Both Feet Planted Firmly When tree lopping, you need to be as stable as possible. Ideally, both of your feet should be planted firmly on the ground.

13 January 2016