Landscapers with Arborists

Do You Mix Landscapers with Arborists?

If you do not have an idea of the services of landscapers and arborists and you are mixing up their jobs by hiring the wrong professional for your desired service then here you can have a precise view of which services are offered by a landscaper and when is it apt to hire a certified arborist in Mumbai. Landscapers and arborists belong to different professions. Though they both take care of natural surroundings, each of them specializes differently.

Landscapers handle horticulture as their specialized field of activity. They take care of your land by designing and reshaping natural features on the land and by installing man-made fixtures. This management of landscape and hardscape is the proficiency of landscapers. Additionally, landscapers install a sound irrigation system for the land to be cultivated. Ensuring an appropriate water drainage system is part of their job as well. Whatever is involved in preparing and maintaining garden beds like insulating soil, mulch cover, pruning of shrubs, etc., comes under the responsibility of your hired landscapers.

On the other hand, arborists offer plant health care services. They are like doctors for trees and possess skills and expertise to assess the health conditions of plants and trees. Accordingly, they advise tree care solutions to the caretaker of the tree. If asked, they can also do the needful to improve the health of the trees on your property. As against landscapers, arborists are equipped with tree pruning techniques and transplanting trees and can do the same for your trees if required after tree risk assessment done by them. You can rest assured about safety with them because they are trained in climbing trees and are well versed in the technicalities and the procedure involved in the process. Also, they have the tools required for the purpose. Furthermore, they grind stumps and clear the debris for you after the pruning or transplanting the trees thereby, reducing your hassles involved in the whole process. Furthermore, a tree arborist in Mumbai can also do the cabling of vulnerable branches to support trees from decaying. Pest control and injection of fertilizers are other tasks performed by an arboricultural consultancy in India to maintain trees in good and healthy condition. Arborists not only maintain your existing trees but also give species selection and planting advisory so that you can add aesthetic value to your property by planting beautiful trees that can grow and survive healthily in given weather conditions.

Thus, the role of both the landscapers and arborists is distinguished and you should hire the one depending on the type of service you desire.

How to Reduce the Cost of Landscape Maintenance?

How to Reduce the Cost of Landscape Maintenance?

Financial highs and lows are often faced by everyone. During financial highs, undoubtedly, you increase your expenditure everywhere. You are likely to increase your expenses on landscape maintenance as well so that you can ensure good health for your loving plants and trees alongside adding aesthetic value to your premises. In the case of financial lows, similar to cutting down other expenses, everyone will look for reducing the cost of landscape maintenance. It is a real challenge to handle such a situation. However, an arboricultural consultancy in India like ours can take up the challenge and accomplish the goal with our creative solutions and out of the box thinking.

Following are some of the basic steps with which we begin while reducing the cost of landscape maintenance:
Conversation with the client: A client looking for low landscape maintenance costs can take an appointment with certified arboriculture specialists like us and have a face to face meeting with us. This helps us to understand their priorities so that we can plan our course of action such that the health and beauty of plants can be maintained without burning a hole in the pocket of the client. Favourite plants can be given preference if desired by the customer.

Reducing labour cost: The labour cost involved in watering the landscape, cleaning it, improving soil quality, health check-up and treatment of trees and maintaining the landscape during various seasons can be reduced by planning urban tree experts visits accordingly or defining the right plan to the customer or installing watering system or similar other equipment if needed.

Use of pest control products: Instead of taking pest control/defoliators control services in the spring season which is supposed to be the peak season of damage from pests like caterpillars and other defoliators, injectable products can be used on your trees in preceding seasons. This will not only reduce the cost for you by spreading the workload of spring season of our tree arborist in Mumbai and other cities but will also save your trees from damage during fall.

Ensuring healthy trees: It is very essential to ensure good health of your tree because healthy trees require less care and you will have to allocate fewer budgets for their maintenance. Plant growth regulators can help your trees to grow healthily with stronger defence compounds and with changes in the physical composition of leaf material such that the new leaves have thicker cuticle. A thick cuticle makes the tree less vulnerable to threats faced by trees. Thus, choosing plant growth regulators may reduce fungicide applications, thereby saving cost. We suggest preventative plant health care measures rather than therapeutic care because therapeutic care is likely to be expensive than the prevent plant health care services.

Cutting a Tree Near You

Are You Sure About Cutting a Tree Near You?

Are you unable to decide whether a tree in your property should be cut or not? It is a common dilemma faced by many of us. One can easily overcome this dilemma either by hiring a certified tree arborist agency in Mumbai to assess it for you or by analyzing the following aspects about the tree under consideration to help you decide on the life of the tree:

Species: The species of the tree should be apt according to the environmental conditions of the place, else, it will not survive for long. If the species of the tree under is a threat to other lives around, then it may not be wise to keep the tree. A tree can pose threat to other lives around if it belongs to an invasive species family or due to its size which may reach more than the level desired by surroundings or due to extensively long roots or if it is a pest prone species or similar other reasons belonging to the nature of that particular species.

Health: When you want to retain a tree on your premises, it is very essential to ensure that it is healthy. A declining tree is likely to fall any day and hence it would be better to remove it as soon as possible. Pests around the tree, thin canopy, falling leaves, sprouting roots, fungus on the bark, split in the trunk, etc. are some of the symptoms of a declining tree. Even after looking at these symptoms, it might be difficult for a layman to diagnose the health of a tree. In such cases, the guidance of tree health care services can prove useful to figure out that whether the tree is unhealthy and irreparable and shall be cut or it can be retained as it can be cured with care and medication.

Leaning trees: A leaning tree is certainly a threat to men and materials in the near vicinity of the tree especially if the tree has developed a sudden bend. This is a clear indication of its weakening roots and thus it needs immediate attention. The arboricultural consultancy in India can do the tree risk assessment for you to give you the perfect solution according to the situation. If the tree’s bend is natural because of the characteristics of the species, then merely adding some support to the tree can save it. However, if the tree is leaning due to damaged roots then tree pruning techniques can be adopted by the arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai.

Excavation activities: Such activities around the tree can cause severe damage to the roots of the tree and whenever such damage is experienced by a tree it gradually declines. The urban tree experts can professionally suggest if such a tree can be saved or needs to be cut.

It is essential to remember that a tree if cut, will be irreplaceable.  So, the final decision of cutting a tree must be taken after an astute assessment of the overall condition of the tree. A tree arborist in Mumbai can help to do the needful before and after cutting a tree.

Do You Want to Miss Sun Exposure for Your Plants?

Do You Want to Miss Sun Exposure for Your Plants?

It is a treat to watch lush green plants and trees whenever you look around. All those who have planted a tree once in lifetime know that a plant needs a lot of care not only at its young age but also as it grows old. While caring for plants, factors to consider are watering plants in the right proportion, providing necessary nutrients to the soil, trimming of the plant, plant health check by a certified arborist service in Mumbai, etc. Exposure to Sun is another very important factor to consider if you want to take good care of your plant. Ideally, you cannot miss sun exposure for your plant even if it is an indoor plant because plants cannot photosynthesize (cook their food) in the absence of sunlight. However, the requirements of sun exposure of every plant may differ. Some plants are hard to withstand direct sunlight for a prolonged duration. On the other hand, many plant species cannot survive under the scorching sun rays falling on them for a long duration especially at their young age.

You may also have experienced that the tree you planted fondly did not survive for long either due to limited or excessive sun exposure, probably because you were unaware of the plant’s requirements. Tree health care services can guide you on the apt duration of sun exposure for your existing plants. Even when you want to buy new plants seek the advice of tree planning consultancy services in advance because they are the best people to assist you with trees that can survive in the weather conditions of your area. So, they will not let your dream of nurturing plants break due to inappropriate sun exposure.

Categorizing broadly, plants fall under three main categories as per their requirement of sun exposure viz. Some plants require full sun meaning at least six hours of sun exposure every day and the others may do with the partial Sun and partial shade which implies nearly 4-6 hours of sun exposure for the plant. There are full shade plants also available which can manage with two hours of sunlight every day.

To know more about sunlight exposure or to know about your plant health or for species selection and planting advisory, it is the best to hire services of an arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai because they are well trained and equipped in helping you grow healthy indoor and outdoor plants. So, under the guidance of urban tree experts go green, enrich your garden with strong, healthy, fruit and flower bearing plants. Additionally, decor your indoors with plants and add aesthetic and environmental benefits to your indoors.

Watering Plants and Trees: Save or Take Plant's Life

Watering Plants and Trees: Save or Take Plant’s Life

As we all know that water is an essential resource for plants to cook their food, we cannot deny the importance of water in a plant’s life. With appropriate watering, a plant also stays healthy and stress-free. Here, focus on the word ‘appropriate’ is essential because if we will not water a plant appropriately then the plant’s health condition deteriorates and over a period the plant even dies. For watering a plant perfectly not only the amount of water but also the time of watering should be taken care of. For knowing watering requirements in detail of the species grown at your premises, you can seek the advice of plant health care services. Till then, here are some basic general tips which will help you water your plants following which your plants will grow in good condition:

Time of watering: The morning and the evening time of the day are the best to water your plants because most of their water evaporates during the hot afternoons.

Frequency of watering: How frequently you should water your plants in a day i.e. whether you should water it once a day or twice a day or once in two days depends on the size of your plant, weather and soil conditions in which the plant is grown. Your hired arboriculture services in Mumbai can tell you the daily water proportion for every plant in your garden. Besides the advice of a certified arborist in Mumbai, you are the best judge to decide for the time and frequency of watering as every day only you can check the soil condition of the plant. The idea behind watering plants is to keep the soil moist and not soggy. You can also use a garden trowel to a depth of 2 inches to check soil conditions. Dry soil indicates that the plants need water. In winters also, the same way can be adopted for judging the watering requirements of the plant.

The quantity of water: In order to decide on the quantity of water needed to be poured in the soil at one go you can either seek the help of an arboricultural consultancy in Mumbai or decide it by yourself after monitoring the moisture in the soil for a day or two. If you can arrange for drip lines, it would be the best as it will ensure the slow and deep watering of the plant besides evaporating minimal water.

Consistency: in keeping the soil moist by appropriate watering is an essential step in the process of watering a plant.

Remember that newly planted trees need more water because their root establishment process has just begun.  Choosing the right tree species according to weather conditions of your region is also necessary because different

Determine The Right Spot for Your Tree

Determine The Right Spot for Your Tree!

Every tree has its requirements. We may spend a lot of time in choosing a pleasing tree. Our choices are often driven by the beauty of tree but we forget to consider the conditions which are best for a tree to grow and survive. If we want to ensure good health and long life of our tree then there are certain things we should keep in the mind while choosing the right spot for planting our tree, some of which are listed below:

  • As we know all plants and trees requires specific kind of climate and soil. Also, overall atmosphere effects the growth of the tree. So, we should only select the species which can grow in available location and weather conditions. Tree planning consultancy services give worthy species selection and planting advisory.
  • Foremost, with the help of an arboriculture consultancy in Mumbai, we should find a spot in our premises for planting a tree such that it receives sunlight at least for six hours in a day along with considering the amount of shade it gets from nearby structures and trees.
  • Next essential factor is to consider the drainage and water logging near the tree. Depending on the moisture requirement of a given species and drainage and water conditions available at the premises under consideration, we can decide on a place for that species on the premises. For this also, a certified tree arborist agency in Mumbai can guide us using their skills, experience and techniques.
  • Hardness of soil is one of the most crucial aspects for a tree to grow healthy. Soil test from a tree healthcare consultancy is always beneficial in determining soil chemistry at a given spot. An arborist in Mumbai also educates users about what kind of amendments will be needed for healthy growth of a tree.
  • One may also have to keep in mind about the BMC tree permission which is required if the tree is planted beneath power lines. Such trees would require regular trimming and may also need pruning if overgrown. Tree risk assessment report can be prepared by a certified arborist in Mumbai as it may be needed to submit to BMC for seeking permission of growing trees at crucial spots. As trees are equally or even more spread out below the ground, we should also consider what is there under the ground before planting a tree. Furthermore, trees require more space than you can imagine so always consider sidewalk, powerlines, underground plumbing and drainage. Ask your agriculture consultant in advance about the height at maturity and horizontal spread size of a given tree before approaching BMC for permission.
  • Falling leaves and fruits should also be considered while finding the perfect location for planting a tree so that mess can be avoided in the future around the areas of trees.

Foresight and an expert advice from tree planning agency will always help you to avoid problem and challenges related to planting, growth and health of trees in the present as well as in the future.