Here's some practical advice in preparing for winter.
New Tree Installations
Fall is an excellent time to install new trees. Installed properly, they will acclimate to their new environment and will be ready to produce new growth in the spring. Proper installation of a new tree includes a hole at least 50% larger than the root ball and at a depth that produces a slight mounding effect when the tree is put in place. Aerating the surrounding soil is also a good idea, because it allows water and other nutrients to reach the root system. Finally, a fertilization program will supplement existing nutrients and will help your tree get a good start at its new location.
Care for Established Trees
Aerating the surrounding soil, fertilization, and mulching are also important for established trees. This is particularly the case if the surrounding soil is compacted or of poor quality. At McCullough’s, we use an Air Spade which aerates the soil to a depth of 8” – 10” without injury to the root system. We then add natural, environmentally friendly fertilizer in amounts that will produce the best results.
McCullough’s is very proud of its commitment to recycling. The trees we remove are converted to firewood or mulch. We offer firewood for sale at both our Granville and Zanesville locations. We can also arrange a delivery for you.
Snow and Ice Removal for Businesses and Commercial Property Owners
McCullough’s welcomes the opportunity to help solve your winter snow & ice management problems. Why lay awake at night thinking about how to deal with a winter weather emergency the next morning? We’ll implement a competitive plan and will often have your property cleared before the local authorities clear the roads. This will allow your employees, vendors and customers to access your business or rental property under safe conditions. Our team of experts can be counted on to monitor emerging weather patterns and be on the job to service your property when it counts the most!
We would welcome the opportunity to service your property throughout the year, providing you with one resource to maintain your property for tree care and snow removal.