There are lots of parts to your landscape. Most homes have several elements that they choose to add some height, texture and balance to the home. The landscape is a big part of the look and the curb appeal of the house. It can also increase the value and ability to sell the house. You want to make sure that you are caring for your landscape properly and that it is given the best chance to flourish. The trees have a huge impact on the yard and can give the eye a place to start. They also offer shade the land below and are a beautiful addition. The other benefit of having a tree is that if they are cared for properly they are long lasting and can continue to change the shape of the yard and the feel of the space. The sun plays a huge part in the growth of all plants but can really create the shape that you want out of your tree. TREEGUY.com outlines what the sun has to do with the growth and shape of your trees starting with what happens if your trees don’t get enough sun.
What Happens if a Tree or Plant Doesn’t Get Enough Sunlight?
All plants including trees require photosynthesis (process in which plants make food) to survive. Without sunlight, a tree will die. Even if trees get some sunlight, it may not be enough for them to thrive. Following are some of the tell-tale signs your tree might be starving from lack of sunlight:
– Stunted growth
– Leaning or bending toward sunlight
– Yellowing or dead leaves
– Lack of flowering
Sun Shapes the Tree’s Crown
The first thing that you want to know is what type of tree that you have and what the size and shape it is intended to have. The tree has a look that it will get overtime when it is given the right sun and water. The sun needs to be able to reach the crown of the tree so that it can reach for the sun when it is in the daylight. If you have a tree that is not able to get the right amount of sun the crown or top of the tree may not get the full look that you were hoping for. It is a good idea to look at your trees and see if they are getting the right amount of sun. If there are other trees that are blocking it from the sun you may need to make some decisions on what you can do.
Trees Get Nutrients from Sun
The tree like any other plant needs to have the right amount of sun. Most plants that you buy at the store has a little tab that tells you the hours of light that it will need. The tree is a large item and you are not usually able to adjust the hours of light that it gets. The great thing is that it is large enough that it can filter out the sun so that it gets the nutrients that it needs. It takes the sun through the leaves and the branches to create the nutrients that it will need to grow.
Pruning & Trimming in Gorham, Lewiston, Brunswick, Saco, Cape Elizabeth & Greater Portland, Maine
If you think that your trees will get the height, look and shape with just the sun and adequate watering you are wrong. The tree has to be trimmed and pruned so that the right branches are left and the excess ones are taken off the tree. This is something that should be done on a regular basis to ensure that the necessary tree growth is able to occur. TREEGUY.com can come out to your house and inspect your trees and then proceed with any tree work that is needed to ensure the health and longevity of your trees. Call us today!