Since 2002, Daniel’s Lawn and Tree, LLC have cared for the trees, lawns, and landscapes for residential and commercial customers throughout Wilmington and surrounding areas including Pike Creek, Hockessin, Greenville, and Newark. We’re committed to prompt, professional, and friendly service for all of your grounds maintenance needs.

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Tree Removal

Having trees on your property can be aesthetically rewarding as they provide shade and substance to any yard. No matter how much satisfaction trees may bring, there are often times when they need to be removed. Whether any of your trees are damaged or interfering with other aspects of your landscape design, it's important to find a skilled professional to handle the dangerous task of removing trees from your property. That's where Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC, comes in. Proudly serving the Wilmington area since 2002, our crew will get the job done safely and efficiently.

Reasons for Tree Removal

Perhaps the most common reason for removing trees on a property is due to safety concerns. Dead or dying trees can lead to potentially dangerous situations, especially during severe weather conditions. Regardless of the external environment, decaying trees pose a risk of falling on their own. This can be a serious hazard if they're located close to any outdoor structures, such as your home, shed, utility lines, or a fence. Even if there are no safety issues, damaged trees can be an eyesore for your otherwise pristine landscape, they may interfere with the growth of other flora, or these trees may be in the way of future plans you may have for your yard. Whatever your reasons, we're here to help you to reach your landscaping goals.

Dangers of Removing Trees on Your Own

While you may be tempted to try and remove trees on your own, this isn't typically a good idea. If you don't have extensive knowledge or the right equipment, there's always a risk of serious damage to your property or even injury to yourself or others. This is especially true if you have to work in a confined area. It's important to note that tree felling can be unpredictable at best. Without a proper understanding of the biology of trees, you never know what the interior condition of the tree may be, which can dramatically increase safety risks. Even if you have a basic knowledge or have removed a tree or two in the past, equipment malfunctions, slight misjudgments in cutting angles, and even gravity itself can all play a huge role in the outcome of your project. That's why it's always the right idea to find a professional arborist to deal with this difficult task for you.

Let Us Handle the Job

The team here at Daniel's Lawn and Tree has the experience to get the job done right. Because we don't like to take chances, we follow step-by-step procedures that take into account all of the potential obstacles that can interfere with the safe removal of any trees on your property. You're sure to appreciate the care that we take by laying out mats to protect your landscape before we get down to business. Considering all safety precautions at our disposal, we'll remove affected trees in a precise and effective manner, cleaning up all of the debris when we're through. If you're looking for tree removal in Wilmington, DE, or any of the surrounding areas, contact us today to get started.

Tree Care/Pruning

Proper care of your trees is necessary to keep them healthy and looking their best. Additionally, the right maintenance can help to reduce the risk of potential hazards that can occur as trees mature. Did you know that different methods are required for pruning young trees versus mature trees? Improper trimming techniques can lead to unattractive results and may even irreversibly damage your trees. If you want your woody beauties to look their best and grow to their full potential, tree pruning services from Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC, can be a cost-effective solution no matter where you may be in Wilmington, DE.

Why Do Trees Need Trimmed?

While you may desire to leave your trees alone to allow for a natural appearance, they often need assistance to do so. Branches can become damaged and die, often causing potential hazards to people and property. In order to grow properly, some branches may need to be removed or shortened to maintain the structure and integrity of the whole. Young trees require trimming early on to ensure they receive the proper sunlight and nutrients that are needed during the developmental stages for strength and balance. On the other hand, mature trees are prone to damage or decay, resulting in branches that can fall without notice. When pruned regularly, your fruit trees will produce greater quantities of larger fruit. Regular maintenance by way of pruning can help your arborist detect potential issues, such as disease and insect infestations, in a timely manner. Trimming your trees as the need arises can prevent the possibility of more extensive measures in the future.

The Importance of Hiring a Professional

Even if you have a basic understanding of trimming, there's always the possibility of doing more harm than good, which can lead to the unfortunate necessity of having a tree removed to prevent a dangerous situation from occurring. Without having an understanding of arboreal biology, you may miss the signs that something is wrong with your trees. An experienced arborist has all of the necessary qualifications to keep your trees healthy now and for the future while increasing the beauty of your landscape. If you're ever going to sell your property, effective pruning measures will increase the curb appeal of your home, potentially allowing you to get the most return on your investment.

Get the Most from Your Trees

Daniel's Lawn and Tree is ready to provide you with excellent service whether you have just one tree or an entire grove to care for. With a vast knowledge base of the various types of trees that grow in the Wilmington area, our crew will take the necessary steps to follow innate growth patterns to give your trees the natural look that you desire. Because we love trees as much as you do, we remove as little as possible to prevent damage to their structure and appearance. Would you like to discuss your options further? We'll be happy to provide you with more information about the benefits of tree care and pruning and how we can help.

Tree Fertilization/New Planting

If your trees don't look as lush as they have in years past or production has slowed on fruiting trees, it might be time to fertilize. Fertilization is an important part of the growth and maintenance of all types of trees on your property; without proper nutrients, your trees could become sickly or may even die. Whether you have trees on your property or wish to add some to your Wilmington area landscape, Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC, can provide you with the proper tools to ensure your trees live a

Don't Trees Get What They Need Naturally?

While trees typically get all of their necessary nutrients when they're growing in a natural setting, your home landscape is a completely different story. Nature provides food for trees through decaying organic matter, such as fallen leaves and branches, while certain insect populations can help the decomposition process along. Since you probably like to keep your property in pristine condition, leaves and other organic materials are removed for aesthetic reasons. Using insecticides to reduce harmful bugs may also deter beneficial critters and microorganisms from keeping your soil in top-notch condition. When you take away the materials that are provided by nature for nutrients, it's important to take up the slack with fertilization.

Nutrient Concentrations Matter

Unfortunately, you can't just throw on some fertilizer and call it a day. The need for different types of macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients is based on several factors:

  • Composition of soil
  • Health of your trees
  • Types of trees
  • Maturity of trees
  • Flora and fauna in the surrounding area

A soil analysis and tree inspection should be performed before any fertilizer is applied. This can help your arborist to determine if there are any deficiencies that need to be addressed and to prevent the possibility of over-fertilization. It also allows for the application of the precise combination of nutrients that are essential for the health and longevity of your trees whether they are newly planted or firmly established.

Planting New Trees

Have you always wanted a tree that will provide you with shade and comfort during the summer months? Maybe you've been thinking about purchasing a new tree based on the way that it will look once it's established. Just because a local nursery sells a particular type of tree, it doesn't necessarily mean that it will grow well in your environment. Spacing and placement can be serious matters with new plantings. It takes a skilled arborist to take into account how big the tree will eventually grow, both in height and width, the developing root system of the tree, and if your new tree will even be able to flourish on your property.

Getting Expertise You Can Trust

At Daniel's Lawn and Tree, we pay close attention to the details that can have a dramatic impact on the success or failure of growing trees on your property. Because we're highly versed in fertilization methods, we can determine the proper concentrations and the correct timing for the application of fertilizers. If you're looking for new plantings, we can prepare the soil and help you choose from a variety of trees that have been proven to grow well in Wilmington, DE. There's no need for you to struggle with all of the finer points of tree care when we can come out and provide you with the information and products for exactly what your trees need to thrive. Contact us today to get started.

Stump Removal/Grinding

Whether that old tree stump is in your way of new project ideas for your yard or you just find it to be an annoying eyesore, it's important that you get to the heart of the matter. Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC, offers customers the choice of stump removal or stump grinding services. Located in Wilmington, DE, we can rid you property of intrusive stumps, allowing you to make better use of your landscape and increasing the amount of space that you have to work with. Whether you've had a tree removed professionally or it fell on its own, getting rid of the stump can be a tough task to complete on your own.

Tree Stumps Can Be Detrimental

In addition to being unattractive, stumps can pose a safety risk for anyone who happens to be in your yard. Short-cut stumps and above-ground roots pose a major tripping hazard if you're not paying close attention of if your children are playing enthusiastically on the lawn. These awkward features are often a liability if someone outside of your family gets hurt in a trip or fall. Decaying stumps can also attract potentially harmful insects that can spread to outlying areas of your property and even to your home. Because of the decaying process, fungus or disease can relish in the environment, creating health hazards for both people and pets. If the stump or roots keep growing once the tree has been cut, there's the possibility that roots will continue to extend and damage buildings or other aspects of your property. This makes removal such an important matter to consider when dealing with your old tree stumps.

Stump Removal or Grinding?

There are several factors to consider when choosing between stump removal and stump grinding. Grinding is the less invasive of the two and often provides you with wood chips and mulch that can be used in other areas of your landscape. The base of the tree is chipped out down below the surface of the soil and covered while the roots are left to naturally decompose over the course of many years. This method is preferable if your stump is quite large and very well established. In the alternative, stump removal requires digging deeper to sever the root system and remove the entire base of the tree. You'll need to have the remaining hole filled in as soon as possible as it may be rather deep.

Dump Those Stumps

Serving customers everywhere across the Wilmington area, Daniel's Lawn and Tree has the experience and know-how to tackle your stump removal or grinding job. Because we take safety seriously, you can rely on our team to take the necessary steps to get rid of those unsightly stumps carefully to reduce risk to your property. If you're still not sure if stump removal or grinding is right for your needs, contact us and we'll be happy to come out and have a look to further discuss your options.

Lawn Care/Seeding and Fertilization

There's nothing like the feeling of lush, thick grass between your toes. To get the type of lawn that brings true pleasure, it takes more than just mowing to get it right. The application of lawn treatments and fertilizers are also necessary aspects of regular lawn care that are often overlooked. But how do you know just what your yard needs to flourish? At Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC, we've been serving customers all around the Wilmington area for nearly two decades. We take pride in our ability to listen to the desires of our customers, so we're ready to bring your vision to life.

The Intricacies of Proper Lawn Care

In order for your lawn to grow in strong and healthy, it's important to give your grass the nutrients necessary both above and below the ground. Because each lawn has unique concerns, it can be difficult to determine what exactly your grass may need if you try to go it alone. That's why the advice of a skilled lawn care expert can be invaluable. You'll get the right fertilizers and treatments applied at precise intervals to encourage healthy root growth while deterring weeds from becoming established. For a thicker lawn and natural weed control, seeding can be a great choice that also fills in any bare or weak patches that could ruin the appearance of an otherwise beautiful yard. Aeration loosens up compacted earth and allows air to get down below the soil to the roots for even greater results. A professional lawn care service has the qualifications to determine the best plan of attack to create a vigorous lawn that you'll be proud to call your own.

There Are Often Special Considerations

Outdoor pests can become a real problem, especially in the warmer months. Often spreading disease or causing allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can be more than just an annoyance. Insect populations may become so large that they can begin to invade your home. Larger critters, such as moles, can actually damage certain features of your property. While you most certainly want to get rid of pests to keep your home safe and your landscape looking its best, special care must be taken to protect those most vulnerable in your household: your children and pets. Thankfully, you have options when it comes to controlling unwanted pests, so you can rest assured no harm will come to your beloved family members during the lawn care and pest-control processes.

Take Charge of Your Lawn

Whether you wish for us to come out for seasonal checkups or would rather have us come out on a regular basis, we aim to please. We'll provide you with a detailed plan of our customized recommendations for your property, including plans for the control of a variety of insects and other unwanted pests. You no longer have to spend your time eyeing that patchy grass and wishing your lawn was full and green when our crew can bring you real results that will allow you to feel free to go barefoot. We provide total grounds maintenance services that are designed to bring out the best of your yard. Be the envy of your neighborhood and enjoy that stunning curb appeal you always hear about with lawn care services provided by Daniel's Lawn and Tree in Wilmington, DE. For a worry-free experience, get hold of us at your earliest convenience.

Landscaping/Mowing

The joys of having an impeccable landscape should outweigh the responsibilities that you incur to achieve these results, though this is frequently not the case. Depending on the size of your yard, it can take a substantial amount of time to get the job done, especially if you have other priorities in your life. If you lack the time, motivation, or energy to tackle such a large project on your own, the team here at Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC, in Wilmington, DE, is here to do the work for you. Instead of depleting your limited time dealing with mundane lawn and garden maintenance, you can be spending time doing the things you enjoy while still effectively maintaining the groomed, lush look of a well-manicured lawn.

The Benefits of a Mowed Lawn

You already know that it's aesthetically pleasing for you when your lawn if freshly mowed, but did you know that regular mowing provides additional benefits as well? When grass is kept at a consistent height, it promotes more even growth because sun and water are more evenly distributed to growing blades. In addition, you're less likely to experience pest problems when your grass is kept short. Any fallen cut grass is also reabsorbed into the soil, providing additional nutrients as it decomposes to keep your grass healthy. A neat, trimmed lawn also provides a suitable recreational area for your family to enjoy whether you wish to play games or entertain.

Reasons to Hire a Professional for Landscape Maintenance

While it's true that you may be perfectly capable of tackling maintenance duties on your own, circumstances may not allow you to complete the task as expected. Changes in plans, unexpected house guests, or additional work responsibilities may interfere with your weekly lawn-care schedule. On the other hand, if you're suffering from health problems or disability, this may prevent you from keeping up with the requirements of maintaining a nicely groomed yard. When you hire a professional landscaping service, you can count on the job getting done at a time that suits you the best. If you let your grass grow too long in between cuttings, this can destroy the roots, resulting in a weak, unsightly lawn and giving weeds a chance to flourish. Mulch can blow away in the wind, leaving your garden area looking ragged and bare. In addition, you can enjoy edging services that will keep unwanted grass out of focus areas while allowing them to stand out. A professional landscaping service also has the right equipment, and you won't have to worry about the cost or time associated with maintaining a mower or other tools.

Give Yourself a Break

You can enhance to outward appearance of your home without having to lift a finger. Daniel's Lawn and Tree is a reliable landscaping and mowing service that is well respected all throughout the Wilmington area. We've received many positive reviews from satisfied customers across the region. Because your time is important to us, our crew will arrive as scheduled to get started promptly. No matter how big or how small the job may be, we'll still put in our best efforts to give your property a precision look at a price that won't break the bank. Save yourself some time, effort, and expense by getting in touch with us today.

Landscape Design and Lighting

The appearance of your yard is often seen as a reflection of who you are. The right landscape design and lighting can provide you with an area that is pleasing to the eye while maximizing your available space. If you find your property is hum-drum and could use a little work, turn to Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC. Serving customers in the Wilmington area since 2002, we can turn the ordinary into something extraordinary and unique to suit your individualized tastes. Whether you're starting with a fresh slate, you want to add to what you already have in place, or you'd prefer to renovate your entire property, we can provide you with the advice and support to help you realize your landscaping dreams.

What Do You Want from Your Property?

Before you embark on any landscaping project, it's important that you decide what you want so that you can make a plan to most effectively reach your goals. The initial design plans should take into account how much greenery you'd like and the amount of space you want left available for recreational purposes. If you have both a front and back yard, you can choose to create complementary landscapes, or you may wish to create more of a personalized space in one or the other. Once you make your plans, it's time to implement them.

Should You Hire a Professional?

While you could do some planting and call it good, hiring a qualified landscape design company may be a better idea, especially if the project is large. A skilled professional can help you decide what plants and trees grow well together as well as find ways to emphasize strong focal points while minimizing any areas that could detract from the overall beauty of your property. When you work with an experienced contractor, you may get some amazing ideas that had not previously crossed your mind. With a good landscaping design plan, flooding can be prevented by having rain water directed away from the integral portions of your property. When it comes to upscale hardscaping attractions, such as retaining walls and water features, these tasks are best left to the professionals.

Lighting Matters

Don't forget to take into account visibility concerns if you'll be using your property after dark. If this is the case, landscape lighting will be important for both safety and attractiveness. Providing illumination for walkways and high-use areas, landscape lighting allows you to keep entertaining even after the sun sets. The right lighting allows you to highlight trees or plants that you find especially appealing. Professionally installed lighting reduces the risks of potential shock and tripping hazards that can occur when these features aren't installed properly.

Quality You Can Count On

If a picture's worth a thousand words, what would an image of your property say about you? Daniel's Lawn and Tree in Wilmington, DE, is here to provide you with valuable assistance. From the initial planning stages to the actual installation of your desired features, we can do it all. If you'd like to show your home in its best light, we'd like to hear from you. Let us help you create the outdoor area that you've always dreamed of having.

Firewood

Wood-burning appliances, such as fireplaces and wood stoves, provide essential heat to your home during the colder months. Not only that, they can provide a sense of calm, quiet comfort while adding to the ambiance of your favorite indoor areas. Although having a fireplace or a wood-burning stove can be a great way to stay cozy in inclement weather in Wilmington, DE, getting enough wood to keep the fires burning isn't always so easy unless you get what you need from Daniel's Lawn and Tree, LLC.

All Firewood Isn't the Same

If you think that you can burn just any old wood in your fireplace or stove, you'd be wrong and perhaps dangerously so. While both hardwoods and softwoods will burn, there's a great deal of difference in the quality of the results. Hardwoods are the woods of choice when burning indoors. These woods, such as maple, oak, and walnut, produce a lot of heat; hardwoods also burn longer and cleaner than their counterpart. Softwoods, on the other hand, although cheaper, can produce a lot of smoke and creosote. In addition to leaving that black residue around your heating area, a buildup of creosote can pose a potential fire hazard. If you're going to burn softwoods, keeping up with professional cleaning of your appliance is an absolute must. It's also important to remember that when burned, some woods produce toxic fumes, making them completely unacceptable for using indoors.

Know What You're Getting with Firewood

Purchasing your firewood from a reputable source in the Wilmington area is the best way to ensure you end up with a safe and effective heating solution for your fireplace or wood stove. At Daniels' Lawn and Tree, we'll let you know what we have available so that you have a choice in what goes into your wood-burning appliance. Contact us today to find out more. We'll be happy to explain the differences and give you our recommendations for what will work best in your situation.

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