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Tree Removal & Landscaping Tips for Beginners

If you’re looking for a compete refresh and upgrade of your entire backyard or jut figuring out where to put a new piece of furniture or lay a patio then it could be beneficial for you to sit down and perform some landscape design before you start on the practicalities of your yard upgrades.

Whilst landscape design and tree removal might seem a little overwhelming, or perhaps you might think it to be a case of overkill if you only have a small garden, then I have some news for you my friend!

It could actually be extremely beneficial, and here are some tips to help you get the most out it.

Firstly, see it as a planning stage. Perhaps you need to create more space in your garden for your children or grandchildren to play. Perhaps you have a long held desire to grow your own vegetables or a specific plant you know requires certain soil conditions or a place in a sunny patch in the yard.

This is your time to plan through these things! Just a few rough sketches of your garden can help you rearrange the layout. That, at it’s most basic and essential, is exactly what Landscape Design and tree removal are all about!

It can also be a great time to rectify mistakes. Perhaps when you moved into your home you tried to grow your favorite flowers but found they just would not flourish in the patch you chose.

Well now, by utilizing landscape design, you can take a step back, evaluate the sun position in your yard during the day, the soil types, drainage, etc and redesign your yard to take into account these variables – and re-plant anything that might happen to be in the wrong place!

By the same measure, it’s also a great time to pre-plan and see off any mistakes before they actually get made. For example, if you’re planning on building a patio, take this time to work it into your landscape design process. As in the above example, study the weather patterns of your yard; use them to ensure you put the patio down in a nice sunny position.

Speaking of patios, it is a good idea to use a focal point (or several focal points!) during landscape design. The intention of the focal point(s) is to provide something that naturally draws the eye and becomes the central focus of the garden. Without this, you risk having a messy garden with too much going on.

A patio, a tree or a particularly bright or attractive plant can all serve as focal points.

For qualified advice on removing trees, I’ve asked my friend Dennis of Wilmington Local Tree Service to share some insight. You can find out more about his company at their website: or by giving them a call if you’re in the area. He did recommend this quick guide as a great source of information as well as his tree services page.

If you want to learn more about Dennis’ home town and get more tips from the pros, you can read about all that and more on their company blog.

Most of all just make sure that you are patient. The whole point of landscape design is that you put your ideas down onto paper instead of throwing them straight into the soil. After all, it’s a hell of a lot easier to ball up a drawing and throw it in the trash than it is to dig up and re-position a tree!