If you’re looking forward to the greenery and life the spring season brings to your outdoor area, don’t forget some essential care your property’s trees need to get and to stay healthy.
- Pests be gone. Just as we take shelter during the cold, winter season, pests often look to find a place to hide away, too. Check the trees on your property for insects and for disease or damage from winter storms. Not sure what to look for? We can help with that! An experienced arborist is a qualified expert that can help immensely. If disease is present, they can recommend a course of action.
- Add mulch. The cold temperatures have likely dried out the soil at the base of your trees and their roots. Adding a fresh layer of mulch helps to counteract this. Before doing this, but sure to clear any debris and remove weeds. Keep the mulch near the base of the tree rather than the truck as you don’t want to accumulate moisture on the tree’s trunk.
- Pruning is good. The best time to prune your trees is right before they start turning green. Pruning allows you to remove dead or diseased branches and give it more room to grow by preventing branch crowding. Pruning also increases the production of flowers and fruits and helps to maintain the shape and structure of ornamental trees.
- Boost the health of your trees with a round of fertilizer. It helps them to grow and blossom through spring and summer.
- Water as needed. Trees are thirsty after a cold winter and will continue to be so through hot summer months. Water needs vary from tree to tree, so keep that in mind. Also remember that watering deeply is better than watering frequently as tree roots are 18-24 inches below the ground’s surface.
- Say goodbye to dead trees. Hire a professional for a tree assessment and to remove dead or diseased trees that cannot be saved. You can always plant new and bring the trees of your dreams to your property should they be a fit for the landscape and environment.
We’d be happy to give the trees on your property a proper inspection for health and to even help with pruning and new tree plantings, too. Call the New Castle team at 610-796-7818 or visit www.newcastle94.com.