The crisp, cooler smell of fall is in the air. Between pumpkin carvings, apple picking, hot cider, and hayrides, don’t let the cooler temperatures and shorter days full you. Fall is the prime-time to concentrate on trees and shrub care, and believe it or not, perfect for planting new trees. Here are a few fall tree care tips to help you give your trees a boost before the winter.
For already existing trees, it’s crucial to get them prepared for winter. Environmental Turf Management applies dormant oil to the roots of each tree to wipe out any last remnants of disease and insects. We also use a slow-release shrub and tree fertilization agent to promote future springtime blooms.
Like other plants, trees need fertilization. Unlike traditional tree fertilizers that stay on the surface, Environmental Turf Management uses a method called deep root fertilization. Deep root fertilization uses a machine that injects water, fertilizers, and insecticides under high pressure, deep into the root systems of the trees. This assists in the nutrients and water being absorbed much faster. It also helps aerate the soil and prevent compaction.
Looking to spruce up your landscape? Fall is the perfect time for planting new trees. While the hot and dry summers in Georgia make it hard for newly planted trees to survive, the cooler temperatures of fall allow them to grow and thrive with less stressful conditions. Late fall is the time of year trees and shrubs go dormant, meaning growth above ground stops or slows down. Waiting until this time allows plants to focus their energy underground on root development. Even when the leaves are off the trees in late fall, as long as the ground isn’t frozen, root activity is taking place. By planting in late fall, the roots underground that collect water and nutrients will have three full seasons to get re-established before dealing with summer’s hot, dry season.
Trees provide many benefits, including shade, oxygen, value to your property, and a decrease in stress. They can, however, also involve maintenance and cleanup. Certain flowers, fruits, and seed pods attract deer and other wildlife. Before planting your new trees, Environmental Turf Management can help. Our experienced technicians will work with you to determine the best placement for your trees factoring in details such as sunlight, soil moisture, and ground fertility. Listed below are a few tips to consider when planting new trees, no matter what the season.
While these fall tree care tips will surely help you, there’s no replacement for hiring a professional. At Environmental Turf Management, we care about your trees. Contact us to learn more about our six-application process for trees and shrubs, our tree spraying, or tree fertilization. Call 770-466-0234.