Spring is an excellent time to give your lawn and landscape an extra boost. As the temperatures rise and the trees start to wake up, they could always use a little extra help. Even though your trees look big and tough, they are still vulnerable to a number of different threats, especially in the spring. Here are a few key spring tree care tips to help your trees prepare for a healthy year.
Spring is the best time to trim and prune your trees. As the trees come out of dormancy, they grow quickly and recover from the trimming and pruning. It’s important to understand that trimming and pruning, while they may seem the same, are two different services used in different situations.
Tree pruning is a precise service used to trim away smaller branches. It’s often used to remove dead or ugly branches and shape the overall look of the tree. Pruning away these energy-wasting branches allows the tree to focus its resources on new growth. Tree trimming, on the other hand, is used to remove larger branches that are either dead, have been damaged, or are a danger. Trimming trees can also be used to lift your canopy by removing lower branches, giving you more space in your lawn to enjoy.
Tree-damaging pests may be the most destructive threat to trees in the country. The infamous emerald ash borer has killed ash trees in the hundreds of millions across the country and has recently made its way into Georgia. Pest control for your trees begins in the early spring. By getting a head start, you can ensure your tree has a stress- and damage-free start to the year.
Many tree-damaging pests attach themselves to the bark and branches of your trees in the full and hunker down for the winter. When spring returns, the pests become active again, eating your tree and breeding the next generation of pests. You can eliminate this first wave of tree-attackers with a well-timed application of dormant oil. Dormant oil coats the tree and all of its branches, smothering the overwintering insects and keeping your tree safe. For better results, pair this with tree pest control services near you.
A really easy spring tree care service to give your trees an extra layer of protection is mulching. By adding mulch to your landscaping and around the base of your trees, you’re doing more than just adding a beautiful pop of color to your lawn. A thin layer of mulch adds a protective layer to the soil and roots of your trees. The mulch protects your roots from extreme temperatures and helps retain moisture, meaning you won’t have to water as often. Additionally, mulch even prevents weeds from growing around your trees, keeping your landscaping and lawn as beautiful as possible.
Give your tree a healthy start to the year with proper spring tree care. The experts at Environmental Turf Management have the resources and services needed to protect your trees and give them a boost. Investing in a tree care program ensures that you’ll not only get proper spring tree care, but you’ll also be consistent care throughout the entire year.
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