Spring is quickly approaching, and with it comes a few things: warmer weather, new plant life, new animal life, and spring cleaning. You may not think that your spring cleaning needs to extend into your yard, nor that your plants will need any help after the snow melts, but this isn’t true at all. Even your trees need a little help to thrive in the spring, so here are some tips on how to care for your trees this season.
Inspect for Health Problems
Even an evergreen tree may suffer from health problems if things get too cold, so in the spring, you should check your trees for damage and sickness. This is a good time to clear away dead branches, leaves, and fallen debris, and you should also use this time to look for frostbite, dead wood, and lesions. You may even end up finding pests, such as caterpillars, moths, or beetles, some of which may be dangerous to touch, so contact a professional if you need help.
Make Sure There’s Enough Water
If your trees are used to the wet conditions of winter, they will need plenty of water in the spring to keep growing, so don’t forget to sprinkle them from time to time. Be careful not to overwater them, however. The soil shouldn’t be wet, so stop when it gets moist.
Add Mulch and Fertilizer
Mulch and fertilizer are very important things to add to your landscaping each year. The mulch will absorb moisture and prevent weeds from growing, while a slow-release fertilizer will add nutrients and protect your tree from pests, disease, and stress.
Contact Advanced Tree and Landscape Today
If you’re trying to care for your trees this spring properly, we can help. Contact Advanced Tree and Landscaping today to learn more about our landscaping and arborist services and get ready to see your yard thrive.