LATE WINTER AND EARLY SPRING TREE TIPS
Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget your trees.
Keeping your trees and landscaping green takes constant commitment and here are some tips to keep your trees healthy.
FEED YOUR TREES
Late winter and early spring is a good time to fertilize your trees. This will ensure that the fertilizer will be in place at the beginning of the growing season when maximum benefit will be realized.
PREPARE TO PRUNE
When to prune a tree is determined by the species, but pruning during the dormant season before the leaves come out is usually best. This is the perfect time to prune young trees for selective structure and to remove limbs that are too low to the ground or too close to the house. It is also a great time to clean your trees from the winter storm damage and remove dead or dying limbs that could eventually harm your trees.
MULCH YOUR BEDS
Trees respond well to being mulched. Loosen the soil around the base of your tree and mulch the area. But remember, more is not better. After you clear the area around the base of your tree add the mulch keeping the thickness down to just a few inches. Be sure the mulch is not up against the tree as it can cause cankers and other ailments including root issues.
REMOVE LEAF LITTER
If the trees in your landscape are susceptible to certain fungi problems removing leaf litter and debris will help reduce this effect.
CALL YOUR ARBORIST
Call your arborist to come out and make an assessment of your tree needs.
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Bill's Tree Service, Inc.
2028 Fleming Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (336) 605-5733
Fax: (336) 605-5772