Keep your trees green and growing STRONG all summer long!
Follow these tips to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful….
While your trees are back in full bloom, now is the perfect time to conduct a proper inspection. Inspecting your trees ensures that they are receiving the proper amount of care and nutrients while avoiding pest damage and disease. Check the condition of the leaves on your trees, making sure they are not an abnormal color or shape. Evaluate the trunk and branches of the tree for visible insects, holes, and irregular growth.
Pruning your trees is essential for their continued healthy growth! Removing unnecessary or damaged branches will relieve your tree of excess weight, spreading disease, and improve its overall appearance.
Mulching around the base of your trees does not only present beautifully in your yard, but it also provides great benefits to the health of your trees. Mulch acts as a barrier for weed growth, regulates the ground temperature in the hot summer sun, and retains moisture at your tree’s base to maintain hydration.
Keep your trees hydrated during the summer heat! Your trees should be getting 10 gallons of water for each inch of the trunk’s diameter. To further boost growth and hydration retention, apply the water deeper into the tree’s base, rather than on the surface.
- Tip: Watering your trees early in the morning or later in the evening will allow the tree to better soak up the water before the heat hits!
If you have any questions regarding tree maintenance or services, count on the experts at Mike’s Professional Tree Service!