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Now it is the time to do some improvement in your front yard, backyard, butterfly garden, and overall tree and soil service.

Secondly, most of the Tree Service and Lawn Care contractors are under-employed currently, this time of the year. So most likely you will be able to negotiate the best deal ever. They’re job- and money-hungry. So call them for your free estimate, and get the best deal ever from them. Let them know that if they do not like your price, then you have about 15 of them waiting in line outside your doors. True!

 

If you’re like me, and I’m like most folks down here in Atlanta Georgia… I enjoy sitting at the chimenea (Mexican fire pit) burning some wood, and listening to the whispery bubbling of my own waterfall nearby, looking at the starry skies and helping myself a bottle of Corona, or two.  What a wondrous way to relax and recharge!

….Don’t know what to do with all those debris, leaves, sawdust, pine cones, sweet gum fruit, grass, kitchen refuse? Build a three-bin composter and turn the pile of wood chips, and leaves, needles and acorns into a good stuff – compost – to improve your veggie or flower garden soil, lower or raise its pH, grow better and nicer fruit, veggies, and flowers, attract more butterflies and your own cousins and their spouses. Believe me, it works!

Don’t know how to build a 3-bin composter? Call us, we’ll build it for you. 15 yrs in business, fully insured and licensed. We’ll also help you with lawn maintenance, buiding attractive landscapes with waterfalls, fountains, proper drainage, irrigation, and stonework all around your future perfect garden. Need concrete work, pavers, patios, walkways, retaining walls? We’re here to help you!  How about gutter cleaning, leaf clean-up, brush clearing, tree trimming, tree removal, moving out and hauling? Yes, we can do it, too!

Also: Grading, bobcat work, sod installation, pine straw, mulching, leaf blowing, wood chipping, debris removing… Total landscaping and lots of good firewood for your outdoor firepit and indoor fireplace. Want to build a great outdoor fire pit near your own waterfall? No problem! We’re all around yard work guys – call us and be pleasantly surprised how affordable this work can be!

The company’s serving all Metro Atlanta area: Acworth, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Austell, Buford, Canton, Cumming, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Fayetteville, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithonia, Loganville, Mableton, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Powder Springs, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Snellville, Stockbridge, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Tucker, Woodstock…

Build yourself a three-bin composter, portable or stationary. Load the composter with pine needles and pine cones for lowering pH, if you need your compost more acidic. Load the composter with oaktree debris, acorns, and ashes to improve the compost alcalinity, and raise the resulting pH.

There are tons of different ways to turn your wood debris, pinecones, sweet gum fruit, dead and fresh leaves, mulch, and twigs into perfect compost. Three-bin composter is much more effective than an underground pit pile because the pit composting involves anaerobic fermentation process which is a lot slower than the aerobic one that uses the air and oxidizing the compost much quicker and more efficient. Call me if you interested in how you or who can build that composter for you.

The tree was damaged by a lightning strike

An average estimate on tree removal service would give these ball-park numbers:

One standard- size pine tree from $500 to 1000 dollars depending on the tree size and its location relative to the house walls and roof, also availability or potential problems such as power lines, gas lines, other utilities, transportation access et cet.

One average size hardwood tree such as an oak or a sweet gum estimate would be somewhat higher because the wood is harder to cut, the trunk is normally thicker, and there are more limbs and branches to trim before the tree will be hauled away, or disposed some other way, for example used as fire wood for your fireplace. The removal cost might be somewhere between $1000 and 2000 dollars, or more, also depending on the tree situation and location.

Stump grinding cost will depend on the stump diameter (width across the stump in inches) and will be appx 2 to 3 dollars per inch to grind.

Subdivisions, communities and home-owners association serviced or currently contacted for our tree service bidding: Aberdeen Forest in Sandy Springs, Amberfield in Norcross, Amberglades in Sandy Springs, Ashford Chase in Dunwoody, Avocet in Norcross, Bellewood in Dunwoody, Belvedere Gardens in Decatur …. and so on, and so on. We’re all over the place. Literally!

If you think that a neighbor’s tree is neglected, or not properly maintained, so that it could topple onto your property – then talk to your neighbor about this issue, ask him to remove the bad tree or at least, trim and limb it, and if she or he does not listen to you write a letter to him, have it signed and dated, or email it to your neighbors suggesting to fix that bad tree problem once and for all. Also take pictures of any visible problems on that tree such as cankers, pine beetle holes, fungi, lichens, rot, cracks, dead limbs, die-backs, and these pictures will help you prove your case when claiming damages in the Small Claims Court or with your insurer. File your letter, pictures propely so that you could use them later after the disaster happens.

If a deseased, or dead, or otherwise sickly, neglected tree falls over your fence onto neighbor’s property then the neighbors insurer will pay somewhat up to $500 once I pay my deductible. So alright, if it’s my neighbors fault and I pay out of my pocket money to meet my deductible, then it’s not fair? Right? Oh well, if the fallen tree was neglected by my neighbor, and it damaged my property – garage, roof, driveway, my car, my flowers, my other trees, or my family members were injured – and the tree was alive, yes, I will pay my insurance deductible before my State Farm decides to go ahead and shell out some money to cover the rest of damages. And hey! Sky is NOT the limit here. It depends on my policy terms and stipulations – the coverage, the premiums paid, and the size of my deductible.

With all that said, I might want to take my negligent neighbor  to the Small Claims Court and try to sue him for my out-of-pocket expenses for the damages not paid by my insurer adjuster check. The lawsuit will probably ruin my friendly relations with the neighbors, but, at least, I will recoup some of my moneys. And I also will have to pay the tree service company for the neighbor’s tree removal out of the way.

The policy coverage ceiling for this tree removal and hauling job might be between $500 and $1000 bucks, but the tree removal guys will certainly charge me much more for their service, especially when it’s a life-threatening, dangerous, or emergency situation. Who pays the balance? Me. And then I will go ahead and file a lawsuit against my negligent neighbor for not taking a proper care of the uprooted tree and a huge tree-limb that cut through right through my fence or the garage roof.

Now, let’s say the tree was dead from the very beginning – an old dead pine tree, or an oak, or a sweet gum, dead for many years – and suddenly it crashes upon my or my neighbor property, you know, strong high wind, hail, snow, heavy rain, stormy weather – conditions just enough to uproot my deadwood. That’s right – now that the tree is 100% dead, my insurance company has to pay for damages done to my property, or to the neighbors property. Because it’s all my fault now. So I will pay the deductible, then I will receive a check from my insurer which most likely, especially in the case of State Farm policies for homeowners, will not gonna cover all the damages incurred. So I will have to pay cash for the deductible, and then some more. Including my neighbor’s property that I’ll have to pay for the repairs thereof. Well, not good – but it’s because I was negligent and did not maintain my trees properly and in good standing shape, or I failed to remove any dangerous especially dead tree well ahead of the disaster happened.

When a live tree falls down then it is considered a God’s Act. Meaning an Act of God is what you’re not responsible for. It’s God’s Works. You can’t stop the God’s Act, and you cannot prevent it from the happenning – it’s all in God’s hands. However, the insurance company will not pay for all the damages just because the God wanted so. The appraiser will explain you that your coverage is just this much, and your deductible is this much, and the total damage is this much, and that you’ll have to pay for the non-covered balance, and for your neighbor’s damages, too, if they proceed with the lawsuit, or take you to the Small Claims Court. Good luck, then. I think I better remove those hazardous or dead trees, or even trim and limb them now, before the disaster happens, or the lighting strikes my old faithful live oak.

 

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