Research shows that 117 million Americans garden. However, when it comes to spring planting most people overlook tree care, especially with established trees.
With the endless to-do lists such as laying mulch and identifying pests and diseases, it can be hard to find time for tree maintenance. As the weather gets warms your trees and shrubs will need a little care…
Otherwise, fungal diseases and other issues could affect the health of your trees. No one wants to stroll in their garden and find a dead tree, right?
So, follow these spring tree care tips to avoid any disasters and prune your trees!
How to Establish Care for Your Trees in Spring
As winter comes to end and melting snow disappears from the ground it’s time to dig out your garden boots and get busy in the garden. Despite the odd high winds, it’s the perfect growing season.
But, before you can plant new trees you should look after your established trees first.
1. Spring Clean
Cleaning in spring is proven to boost your mood and give you a fresh start for the rest of your year. Yet, when people think of spring cleaning the first thing that comes to mind is emptying your wardrobe.
However, tidying up your garden is the first tip for looking after your trees. You can start by pruning tree diseases and getting rid of dead branches. Normally, after winter you’ll find a lot of debris lying around.
Therefore, you should clean the area. If this is your first spring as a gardener then you need to inspect the tree for diseases or insects. Any branches with broken, cracked, or dead branches need to be cleared.
In addition to giving your space an upgrade, you can shape shrubs and cut back perennials. This is the time to start making your plants and trees look pretty again!
If the sun is shining you want people to notice their beauty so giving them some love will help them grow and improve your garden design.
2. Feed Your Trees
Not only does winter damage the structure of trees but it can also cause a loss of nutrients. A great solution to this problem is a Bio-Stimulant treatment.
This will provide nutrients to your tree and help it out of the cold winter. Having a Plant Health Care technician out to your property for this treatment can also give them the opportunity to inspect your trees for any sign of flood damage, pests, and mushrooms.
Often, trouble lurks in small spaces on your trees so it’s good to have a trained eye looking out for any worrying signs.
Top Up Soil
Soil is a prominent source of life for trees so you have to ensure that it’s in the best condition. Spring is a great occasion to check pH balance and add more soil to the root of your tree.
Our technicians can also look for soil compaction as well. Plus, using mulch to top up the soil is another simple trick to increase nutrients to your tree. The mulch will prevent weeds from growing and retain soil moisture.
Just remember to add 3-4 inches of mulch and leave a little space between tree trunks so they don’t suffocate and produce other diseases.
Finally, you can also prevent your trees from reaching a point of decline by having our Environmental Specialists on your property for annual inspections. And, you won’t need to worry about damaged trees by the end of spring.
4. Other Yard Tasks
Once you’ve looked after your trees you can do some general maintenance for your lawn. The grass has probably not been cut since the start of winter or at least several weeks so the first task is cutting your grass!
Every plant and tree in your garden has been through a tough winter so they all deserve some attention.
You should also clear the weeds in your garden as this could affect the health of other plants and shrubs. To avoid weeds growing in the future you can spray a herbicide on the land.
That should do the trick and get rid of weeds.
Benefits of Spending Time With Your Trees
Taking five minutes or a couple of hours on your day off caring for your trees and pruning will improve your well-being as well as the health of your plants. Being outside will give you some time away from other work obligations.
And, you can spend time out in nature!
If you need to take some time out then doing these activities for your trees will reduce stress levels and help you sleep better. Now that you have all the information you need for spring tree cleaning you can start right away.
Alternatively, if you don’t have the time to care for your trees then why not hire a tree service? RTEC Treecare has you covered.
For people looking for tree trimming, tree removal, tree maintenance, or other tree problems the team will give you a professional service for an affordable price.
There’s no reason to spend your precious time doing tasks if someone else can do them for you! That way, you can sit back and enjoy the spring sunshine in your garden.
Give Your Trees the Care They Need Spring
Spring is the time of rebirth, chocolate eggs, and sunshine. However, it’s also the time to look after your established trees and give them the makeover they deserve.
You don’t want to miss out on the good weather when summer comes around because you didn’t clean up your garden…
Thankfully, RTEC Treecare can take care of your tree maintenance if you need some help. You won’t find a more dedicated and experienced team of people who truly love what they do.
Take a look today and give your trees a little TLC!