The arrival of spring in Houston is notorious for bringing with it severe storms, flash floods, heavy lightning, and strong winds. Although Houstonians can prepare for bad weather and protect themselves from harm, the same cannot be said about exterior parts of a residential property. Even the strongest trees on a property can fall victim to severe weather, but many types of trees can survive storm damage and avoid being removed completely.
Summers in Houston means hot temperatures, high humidity, and added stress for our residential properties. Because the severe summer weather can make it difficult for plants, grass, and trees to thrive, our properties need every bit of help they can get to survive the season and remain healthy and strong. In today's blog post, we'll examine tree pruning services, and why having this service performed now can benefit your trees in the summer.
If you're struggling to decide on the perfect gift for your friends and family this year, consider giving the gift of trees. Although it's not the most trendy or fancy gift possible, a tree can be a fantastic gift idea for families and friends who appreciate beauty and nature. In today's blog post, we'll share three reasons why you should give the gift of trees, and how Embark Services can help give new trees the best start possible.
One of the truths about owning a home is that general maintenance and repairs will be needed over time. For example, homeowners may face leaky sinks, clogged gutters, a broken dishwasher, and lawn and tree maintenance. While most homeowners handle some of these repairs on their own, some are simply too dangerous to be attempted by homeowners. A prime example is a tree emergency, which is when a tree has a severe break or topples over completely, either because of weather, heavy branches, or tree disease.
Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, but during that time most Houstonians only hear about personal preparations for hurricane season, such as stocking up on water, non-perishable foods, flashlights, first aid kits, and other equipment needed in case of power outages. Hurricane experts might also suggest boarding up windows and doors to prevent further property damage, but few actually mention preparing the exterior property for hurricane season, besides bringing in pets and small plants.
Trees in the greater Houston area face a plethora of threats and dangers to their immediate and long-term health. While some tree threats are due to a lack of routine maintenance or poor workmanship from amateur tree crews, a majority of tree threats come directly from Mother Nature. In today's blog post, we take an in-depth look at one of the natural causes of tree damage, which is flooding. We also discuss methods for protecting trees or minimizing tree damages from devastating floodwaters.
Houston sees its fair share of large and destructive thunderstorms throughout the year, bringing with them high winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lightning. Although most people worry about lightning striking people, homes, or businesses, the reality is that the most common victim of lightning strikes are trees. While a tree might be able to survive a lightning strike, they are usually left severely damaged and might require a complete tree removal down the road.
Although trees can grow quite well on their own without much assistance from property owners, many tree varieties benefit from routine tree pruning to help promote health and stability through the years. Unfortunately, overgrown trees that receive little to no proactive tree pruning not only suffer from poor tree stability and beauty, but they can also cause damage to nearby properties. One of the more common types of property damage caused by overgrown trees is roof damage to homes and businesses.
Tens of thousands of trees are found throughout the greater Houston area, although some are in better health than others. Inadequate watering, poor soil conditions, or damages from nearby construction or severe weather have led to problems for some of these trees. However, many others are impacted at the very beginning of their life cycle due to improper tree planting.
Although trees that grow naturally in forests and large parks need little to no maintenance, trees found on residential properties need routine maintenance in order to thrive in their more urban and suburban locations. Unfortunately, some trees get the wrong kind of tree maintenance, and they end up weakened and unable to grow to their full potential. In today's blog post, we look at four bad tree pruning mistakes to avoid to help ensure the trees on a residential property are at their most healthy, stable, and beautiful.