Spring is a time to get your trees in shape and looking their best. The trees are responsible for your garden’s growth, color and stability. Servicing them will improve the aesthetics of your property, but it can also help keep your trees healthy and productive. Here are tree service tips for spring.
Spring Tree Service Checklist
You should initially examine the tree for any dead branches. These are very easy to spot. They will be dry and brittle, and they will snap off when you try to bend them. Also, check the branches that pests or insects have damaged. These will be covered in holes or other signs of infestation. If any branches need to be cut down, now is the time to do it.
Now that you’ve cleaned up the area around your tree, it’s time to remove any remaining leaves. Large leaves can be thrown into a compost pile, but you should be careful. You want to make sure that the leaves do not become wet or moldy, which will affect their ability to decompose. Put them in a plastic bag or use a different container so they can dry out before being thrown away.
When you are done pruning, it’s time to inspect your tree roots. If any have grown into the soil, pull them out and brush away dead leaves and debris. You should also check for any pests or diseases affecting your tree. If you find any problems, take the necessary steps to control them. This includes watering your lawn and garden so as not to harm the tree, fertilizing it properly (and avoiding over-fertilization) and treating any pests or diseases with appropriate solutions.
After pruning, you should inspect the trunks of your trees to make sure they are not rotting. Take the necessary steps to treat and save your tree if they are. If not, you can remove dead branches to give the tree a healthier appearance.
Prune Dead Branches
Dead branches should be removed to keep your tree healthy. If you do not prune, the branches will become too heavy and could cause damage to the tree or even cause it to topple over. If you do not prune, the branches will become too heavy and could cause damage to the tree or even cause it to topple over.
Plant New Trees
If you want to plant a new tree in the same spot, ensure that your soil has good drainage. When planting a small seedling or baby tree, make sure that its roots are at least an inch deep and spread out, so there is enough room to grow into their intended shape and size before they become too large for their root system to support them.
Mulch Your Landscape
Mulch helps keep weeds down in your yard and helps the soil retain moisture. Many mulches, such as hay, straw, pine needles and even compost, can be used. You can purchase pre-mixed mulch or make your own by mixing shredded wood chips with dirt.
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