Remember the cool, rainy spring of 2019 in the Naperville area? May set a record, as The Chicago Tribune reported; “A total of 8.25 inches of rain fell last month, up almost 5 inches from the 3.68-inch May average, according to the National Weather Service.” Overall for spring 2019, Tom Skilling, WGN TV, reports that, “In official Chicago weather records dating from 1871 to the present (that’s 149 springs), the spring just ended was Chicago’s second wettest, with 16.36 inches.” The affects of all that rain can now be seen in our trees and shrubs. If your outdoor landscape looks overgrown, you’re not alone. The quick growth of our trees and shrubs is not only unsightly but can cause damage to houses and other structures on your property. Careful pruning will improve the condition of your landscape material and keep it healthy for years to come.
Tree limbs hanging over your home can break and fall onto your roof. Overgrowth of trees can pose dangers to pedestrians or children playing in the backyard. Trees are also more susceptible to diseases as a result of the wet weather, causing them to be vulnerable to breakage.
Overgrown shrubs can overwhelm other plants in your yard, depriving them of sun. Overgrowth may encourage animals to set up housekeeping in an overgrown bush.
Trees and shrubs should be trimmed to keep their shape, help prevent overcrowding and disease, maintain safety, and allow them to show off their beauty and color. To further protect the health and beauty of landscape material, a layer of fresh mulch around trees and shrubs will help keep soil temperatures steady and allow an even layer of moisture.
Outdoor landscaping is an important investment in our home, providing an entertainment area, family living area and protection against the elements. Keeping landscaping material healthy and maintained will protect that investment. O’Donovan Landscaping has professionals who will prune dead wood and diseased limbs, trim shrubs to maintain proper shape and size, and apply a protective layer of mulch around landscaping beds. We have been landscaping residential and commercial properties in the Naperville area for over 55 years and will keep your landscape looking its best. We can work with you to design and install hardscapes and lighting to expand on your landscape, providing new living space for your friends and family to enjoy for years. Call our Naperville design center at 630-355-3370 or our Plainfield nursery at 815-436-6806 to get started.