Spring Tree Service and Maintenance Checklist
February 15, 2021
Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings. After spending winter dormant, trees, shrubs, and other perennials emerge from the defrosted earth and fill in the landscape with rich tones of green. In order to ensure the health of your garden for many years to come, it’s important to stay on top of its maintenance. Each season comes with its own necessary maintenance chores — and spring is no different.
If you want to take charge of your home’s tree and shrub maintenance this spring, heed the following tips and you’ll be in good shape!
Visually Inspect Your Trees and Shrubs
Just as the snow begins to thaw, you should take a walk around your property. The spring season is typically wet and rainy, so you’ll want to key an eye out for standing water or flood damage. Pests may also start to emerge in early spring. If you notice any signs of standing water, flood damage, storm damage, or sections of the tree without new growth, you should consult a tree service company about removal, pest management, and other treatment options.
Trim and Prune Dead Branches and Overgrowth
Proper pruning and trimming are the secrets to healthy trees and shrubs. Proper pruning keeps your tree protected from storm damage, high winds, and disease. It also keeps them aesthetically pleasing, enhances your tree’s natural shape, and protects your home and surrounding electrical wires from fallen branches. For more information, check out our Springtime Tree Care Tips from The Pros.
Enhance Your Landscape with New Trees
If one of your favorite trees died recently or you are looking to add new trees to your property, spring is the ideal time to plant. Over the spring and summer, your young trees will have time to get established so that they can be hardy enough to withstand the low winter temperatures.
Mulch and Fertilize All of Your Trees, Shrubs, and Plants
Mulch helps control weeds and keeps the soil moist for plants. To some people, it may seem like an unnecessary step, but your plants will thank you. In addition to mulching, it’s always a good idea to add a slow-release fertilizer to ensure your trees and shrubs have access to the nutrients they need to resist disease, pests, and withstand weather conditions.
As the spring season approaches, take a walk around your property and take a look at your trees. If you notice any signs of rot, disease, or no signs of growth, it’s a good idea to consult with a tree service company to find out all of your options. For more information about our services, don’t hesitate to contact our team today!