Arborists and landscapers provide the services you need for your garden. Arborists specialize in pruning, trimming and removing trees, and landscapers take care of lawns, shrubs, hardscaping and light tree trimming.
The two trades coincide, but they aren’t the same. How do you know when you need an arborist instead of a landscaper? Here are some tips:
When to call an arborist
Call an arborist or Blackstone tree services company when you need tree removal. You’ll need a professional with the skills and equipment for tree removal, especially if you need to remove several trees on your property.
Tree service experts do the precise work of tree removal. They can control where the tree falls, ensuring that no one is hurt and no property is damaged.
Call an arborist for a large tree that needs pruning. Pruning removes dangerous and diseased branches. Arborists can also diagnose a sick or dying tree.
When to call a landscaper
Landscapers provide services to take care of your lawn, flower beds, irrigation system and small decorative trees. They also offer services of mowing and fertilising grass, applying mulch, weeing your garden and shaping small trees. You can call a landscaper for a single job or regular maintenance.
A landscaping service can help you plan your yard, plant a sapling and perform light trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs. Landscapers are usually not equipped to remove large trees. Falling a tree is dangerous and beyond most landscape companies’ scope.
For many people, hiring professionals for tree and landscape care is the way to go. However, if you are a DIY enthusiast and want to do yard work, you can learn to trim and shape small trees. Light tree trimming and pruning can be manageable, and many books and websites provide information about tree care.