Trees are the framework of your home’s first impression. In good times, a well placed tree can showcase the beauty of your home. Unfortunately when damaged or sick, a tree can be a liability and a danger to your home. Regardless, a good arborist is vital to the health of your trees.
Proudly serving Fayette County, 770-Tree-Guy is the best and only choice for a licensed arborist. 770-Tree-Guy is a tree service and tree removal company, equipped to handle any tree related need with the height of professionalism and service. Whether your trees are in need of routine pruning or overall health assessment, 770-Tree-Guy always utilizes the proper arboricultural practices.
With offices conveniently located in Fayetteville and Newnan, our team will attend to your needs efficiently and effectively.
Whether you live in a closely populated neighborhood, along a highway in the country, or somewhere in between, privacy remains vitally important. You should feel like your yard and home are truly your own. Some homeowners choose to use fences to create this privacy. You can also use trees to create a privacy barrier which blends more naturally with your landscaping. At 770-Tree-Guy, our team of arborists has compiled a list of essential qualities of privacy trees and the most popular varieties to help you reclaim your privacy.
Essential Qualities of Privacy Trees:
Easy to Grow
Easy Access to Purchase
Require Little Spacing
Grow Taller Than Eye Level
Most Popular Privacy Trees:
Leyland Cypress—This behemoth of a tree grows quickly, adding several feet to its height each year. This privacy tree definitely fits the bill in terms of fast growth and height. The Leyland cypress is also praised for being hardy in warm and cold climates and not prone to pests. The growth potential is the one drawback of the Leyland cypress that many homeowners are unaware of when they plant the tree. This giant can reach 60 feet in height and 10 feet in width. If you have planted these trees too tightly, you may have issues as they expand. Also, 60 feet may be more height than you really desire for your landscape.
Lawson Cypress—This variety of cypress is also known for being hardy in warm and cold climates. The Lawson cypress is fast growing as well but does not grow as tall as the Leyland Cypress. The growth potential of the Lawson cypress is around 40 feet in height and 20 feet in width.
Arborvitae—The Arborvitae is one of the most popular choices because it is low maintenance, extremely hardy in warm and cold weather, requires little spacing, and grows quickly. The growth potential for the arborvitae is about 10-20 feet in height and 10 feet in width. They can be planted about 5-6 feet apart, however. This is an ideal choice for any size yard to create the desired privacy.
Red Cedar—This hardy tree variety can tolerate warm and cold weather. Thankfully, deer are not a fan of them, and they are not greatly impacted by drought or city pollution. The red cedar maxes out around 30 feet and can be placed 8 feet apart.
Dragon Lady Holly—The dragon lady holly tree is not very welcoming to deer, animals, or people necessarily with its prickly leaves so it does a great job discouraging trespassing. It is an ideal choice for a smaller yard and only reaches about 10 feet in height and 4 feet in width. The dragon lady holly has beautiful evergreen leaves and survives well in cold and warm weather.
If you are unsure about the most suitable privacy trees for your yard, call 770-Tree-Guy for a consultation with one of our certified arborists. We can help you find the perfect tree which will enhance your landscaping and maximize your privacy.
Being pro-active about your tree care will help your trees survive and thrive in the coming summer heat. The spring season is the perfect time to establish a yard maintenance routine to follow throughout the coming months. At 770-Tree-Guy, our team of certified arborists has compiled a list of the best measures you can take to keep your trees healthy and cool:
Say Hello to Proper Hydration—If there has not been rain, your trees will probably need to be watered at least once or twice a week. Your tree could need additional watering if you recently planted it to ensure rapid root growth. Your trees require more water than you probably realize. Dumping a watering can’s worth of water at the base of the tree is not nearly enough. Trees need water to penetrate to the roots to remain hydrated. Set up your hose on a slow setting and you can likely leave it running for an hour during the intensely hot months.
Mulch Properly—We are extremely passionate about the many benefits of mulch. Mulching is the single best thing you can do for your trees. Mulch helps your tree retain necessary moisture, absorb helpful nutrients, prevent competing weed growth, and avoid being scorched by the blazing heat. Make sure to follow proper mulching technique of not placing more than 3-4 inches of mulch. There is such a thing as too much mulch. At 770-Tree-Guy, we make quality mulch in a variety of colors to suit your landscape and nourish your trees at the same time. Call today to schedule your mulch delivery!
Do a Deep Root Fertilization—Many homeowners will put fertilizer at the base of their tree when the roots truly are the part in need. Using an injection process with fertilizer and water, you can directly infuse your trees’ roots. Healthy roots lead to a healthy tree. If you need guidance with this process, reach out to one of our tree professionals.
Avoid Pruning Unless Absolutely Necessary—The summer heat is relentless in Georgia. Pruning your tree could be compared to taking away your tree’s umbrella or sunglasses right when they need it. Leaves on trees provide protection from the sun. Also, freshly trimmed portions of trees could be dwarfed or less healthy due to scorching from the sun. If you must prune, only trim away dead or diseased branches. When in doubt, reach out to us before you start pruning.
Call 770-Tree-Guy for Tree Services—Whether you need help with pruning, assessing tree health, laying mulch, or anything in between, we are ready to help with your tree service needs. Call today to schedule!
Mulch can improve the health of your soil and everything that grows in it. Consider that mulch is the food that your trees need to truly thrive. Since quality mulch encourages quality soil, you will notice a difference in the health of your yard after choosing to mulch. At 770-Tree-Guy, we are so passionate about how mulch can transform your yard that we make our own. Our mulch is made from blends of hardwoods and conifer trees, which have been pH balanced to break down into highly oxygen rich soil. We have a variety of color choices which will improve the appearance of your yard and the health of your soil and plants.
FAQs about Mulch:
Why should I consider mulch over pine straw?—Pine straw has been utilized as a ground covering in landscaping for many years because of its appearance, inexpensive cost, and availability. Although pine straw is better than having no covering as a barrier for your beds, it simply does not provide the same value as mulch. Mulch does far more than impact the aesthetic of your yard. When used properly, mulch can help retain needed moisture, block out competing root growth, safeguard your roots from scorching sun, and combat the impact of hard Georgia red clay.
How is mulch different than wood chips?—Many tree companies will bring a machine to chop up wood chips on site at your home. The wood chip making process is extremely loud and can disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in your neighborhood. Also, wood may not be chopped finely and precisely with this method. Wood chips have not been allowed to sit and decompose to allow the ideal breakdown before applying them to your soil. Because of this, wood chips can deplete nitrogen, while mulch adds it into the soil.
Does using mulch require a lot of work?—Homeowners are often surprised to find out that mulch actually cuts down on their yard maintenance. Once applied, mulch usually does not have to be replaced for about 6 months. During this time, your soil is being fed nutrients from the mulch breaking down so fertilizing is generally not necessary anymore to have good soil. Also, the water retaining quality of mulch minimizes the need to water frequently. Your yard can thrive with little upkeep if you have properly mulched.
How much mulch should be used?—A little mulch goes a long way, so you only need about three inches of mulch, equating to 1 cubic yard of mulch covering 100 square feet at 3 inches. Too much mulch can be problematic because it can retain excessive moisture and encourage rot.
How is 770-Tree-Guy’s mulch different?—Our mulch can be trusted because it is made under the watchful eyes of licensed arborists. We are passionate about creating optimized mulch which not only looks great but feeds your soil. At 770-Tree-Guy, we use a blend of hardwoods and conifers, which have been perfectly pH balanced. Our goal is to provide mulch that transforms the health and appearance of your yard.
If you are interested in our quality mulch, call us and schedule a mulch delivery. We will bring what you need right to your yard. Improve your yard and your soil through the magic of mulch!