By: Mitchell Knapp on September 25th, 2014
However, plant life in these places is usually transplanted from another location, so making sure that flora survive after transition should be a priority for homeowners. An article from The Morton Arboretum’s website explained the matter further:
Transplant shock is fairly common in newly transplanted trees. The Arboretum researchers have found that a tree can lose as much as 90% of its root system when it is removed from the nursery. This causes a great deal of stress on the plant as it is tries to reestablish itself. Research has shown that approximately one year of recovery is needed for every inch of tree diameter. Starting a regular plant maintenance and inspection program to head-off problems early, and providing good after-care will help maintain the health and vigor of your newly planted trees and shrubs.
Landscaped sites, especially those that are homes to exotic or rare specimens, need exceptional care to keep plants thriving. For example, pruning, watering, and fertilizing are just some of the immediate basic tasks to be accomplished. The needs of a landscape also vary with the seasons as well as weather conditions, and some plants need to be rotated to maximize exposure. Pest management is a big concern as well since bugs pose serious dangers to plant life if not addressed quickly.
Unfortunately, many—in particular, those with larger properties—simply do not have the time or the knowledge to perform the necessary care and upkeep to keep their greenery flourishing. For those in the area, there are experienced NJ landscapers that offer aftercare services and maintenance to ensure optimum conditions for landscape flora. Industry leaders such as Scenic Landscaping LLC even have their own nurseries and tree farms, which makes them uniquely qualified to handle the whole process.
Trustworthy NJ landscape designers and mindful homeowners know and appreciate the immense value of plant life when it comes to living spaces. With all the positive effects that plants provide, taking special care of them is definitely worth it.
(Source: Caring for new transplants, The Morton Arboretum)