Here at Best Lawn Care, we specialize in keeping your lawn looking it's best — and that includes keeping your trees healthy! In today's blog post, we're sharing a few professional tips for keeping your trees in tip-top shape, and if you'd rather leave the lawn care to the pros, contact us today for tree services.
Tips For Keeping Your Trees in Tip-Top Shape
Don't Overwater or Over-Fertilize
Trees don't need as much water or fertilizer as you might think. In fact, overwatering and over-fertilizing can do more harm than good. When you overwater, the roots of your tree can actually start to rot, which can kill your tree. And when you over-fertilize, the excess nutrients can actually burn your tree's roots, causing damage.
Know Your Trees and Your Diseases
Just like any living thing, trees can get sick. But the good news is, there are many diseases that can be prevented with proper care. Start by getting to know your trees — what kind of tree do you have? What does it need to stay healthy? Once you know that, you can take steps to prevent disease. For example, if you have a maple tree, you might want to avoid planting it in an area that doesn't get enough sunlight, as this can lead to problems like maple wilt. If you have questions about tree care, contact us for tree services!
Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your trees. Mulch helps protect tree roots from extreme temperatures, keeps moisture in the soil, and prevents weeds from growing. We recommend mulching at least once a year, but depending on your climate and tree type, you might need to do it more often.
Pruning is another important part of tree care. Pruning helps remove dead or damaged branches, which can help your tree stay strong and healthy. It also helps improve the tree's appearance and can even increase fruit production. When pruning, be sure to use sharp, clean pruning shears, and make sure you're not removing more than one-fourth of the live branches.