Four Tips to Help You Fill the Void in Landscaping after Tree Removal

Posted on: 14 May 2015

When a tree has reached the end of its life, sometimes the best thing you can do is have it removed. The problem with this is that it can eventually leave a void.  There are many options to replace the old tree, which you may want to replant a new tree, change the landscaping design or build something in the place of the old tree. Here are some tips to help you fill the void after you have had a tree removed:

1. Relocating Shade Plants to Shaded Areas

The large tree you removed may have been protecting plants that need shade in your landscaping. When these plants are in direct sunlight, they may not survive. One of the first things you will want to do is locate these plants to a new area where they have the shade they need. If you have a lot of sunlight in your yard. You may want to make a temporary sunscreen to help provide them with the shade they need. This can be done with garden fencing and dense windscreen netting.

2. Replanting a Tree of the Same Species

If you want to have the same tree you had removed, you can often get them from nurseries. You may want to look for a tree that is well established to ensure that you have a healthy tree. Once you have planted the tree, you will want to have it pruned properly to ensure that it grows healthy and does not have the same problems as the tree that you have add to remove.

3. Choosing a Variety of Plants for a Different Look

You may not want to plant trees in the place of the one you had to have removed. Instead, you may want to choose a variety of plants to fill the void. In sunny areas, you may want to use shrubs and flowering plants that do well in the sun.  Small fruit trees can also be a great choice to replant these areas, and they will give you something back in return for your efforts.

4. Using Trees with Faster Growth Rates to Provide Shade

If the tree that you had removed provided a lot of shade for your home, you may find that your home is warmer with it gone. To replace the tree, you may want to have a tree with a faster rate of growth to replace the old tree. It may also be a good idea if you can find a nursery that has trees that are well established to be transplanted for this.

These are some things that can help you with filling the void after you have a tree removed from your landscaping. If you need help removing a tree and replanting, contact a tree service like Robert Jefferies Logging & Tree Service to get the help you need and more advice on filling the void that has been left behind.


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