How to Get My Trees Ready for Summer
When the summer finally rolls around again, it’s time to get your garden ready for those long evenings spent outside soaking up the sun. The best time of the year to pep up your yard is like the summer approaches. Some trees don’t need cutting every year, but young trees and those that increase are demanding and probably need more help.
How do you know if it is time to trim your trees? Is there anything else you can do to make sure the yard looks fantastic and ready to entertain guests in the summer? Our guide will help you to get the best-looking garden possible.
Conduct An Inspection
The first thing to do is spend a little time going through your trees and working out whether they need some maintenance. If you’re brand new to gardening, you might struggle to know what to look out for, but it is relatively simple. Then, of course, you can get tree specialists for complete peace of mind and allow them to check out your property and all of the trees on your grounds. Then, they will work with you to create a plan of precisely what is required.
When you inspect trees, what should you be looking for? Some of the key considerations are whether or not the tree is growing too high and getting out of control. If you are struggling to see when driving near your house, this can be a real issue.
Other areas to inspect include the tree color and the leaves. Are there signs of infection in the trees or discolored areas? Are there lots of signs of bugs chewing the leaves? These might be pests, so you could find that they cause many issues if left untreated.
Prioritize Tree Trimming
Tree trimming is the first thing to sort out. You can trim away dead areas and leaves that are not in good condition and make new growth. If you have a tree that flowers, you may also do some pruning so that you can get rid of dead flowers from the previous year, which might be clinging on.
If the tree is growing around electrical wires or growing into a position where it could be a hazard to your home or the surrounding area, make sure you get professional help to trim your trees. You can also use trimming as a technique in order to make sure the tree grows in the direction you want.
You can do some basic trimming yourself. Some trimmers are easy to use, and if your trees aren’t too high or have a telescopic reach, you don’t even need a ladder. Trimming is a much bigger job if you have a massive 15ft tree in your yard. Even if this is the case, don’t ignore the fact that you need to cut and maintain your trees regularly.
Don’t Forget The Mulching.
Most gardeners will tell you that mulch is magic! Having a layer of mulch around trees, usually 2-3 inches, will help them grow.
Mulch does a few things for trees. It can provide nutrients and moisture, and it can also prevent weeds from growing around the tree, which can cause competition for the water and nutrition the tree needs. Mulching is also good at retaining moisture and keeping your trees irrigated.
Mulch is relatively inexpensive, but this isn’t a job that you just need to do once. It is a good idea to top up the mulch and rotate to ensure that it isn’t degrading too severely. The trees will thank you for it! Fruit trees especially seem to thrive with a layer of mulch around the soil.
Irrigation is related to how much moisture the trees are getting. It’s not just the system you have in place for watering. For instance, if a tree is by a lake, it is likely to have a good supply of water most of the time.
You need to check the irrigation for trees, especially those you have planted yourself. If you are hoping for solid growth, flowers, or even fruit from your trees, you can make sure there is plenty of water getting to them.
You can even make your irrigation system “smart” in this day and age. For example, there are special hoses that drip water gradually through the day rather than spraying and wasting. You can even set up timers on sprinklers. But, of course, an irrigation system doesn’t necessarily mean doing a lot of work yourself every day!
It’s incredible how much fertilizer can do for trees and their growth. Once again, it is a good idea to think about the tree’s age and the change you are hoping for. Young trees and plants need nutrients to grow bigger and stronger, and you can provide this with some fertilizer.
There are numerous ways to do this. Fertilizer can be homemade compost, store-bought, or even specific compounds and liquids designed to help the soil and allow the roots to soak up everything they need.
Fertilizing is really important, yet many people forget to do it for trees, even though they do it for their plants and flowers. So don’t neglect your trees this year, and make sure you provide plenty of support.
With the summer season approaching, it is essential that you get your trees ready. Set your Tree Care goals and objectives to make your yard a beautiful place. Focus your attention on tree trimming, mulching, inspection checks, and of course, fertilization. We hope you enjoyed reading our tips on how to get your trees ready for summer.
About The Author: Emily from Cacti Landscape is a marketing specialist, having her main focus on developing and implementing various ideas both for online and offline marketing. She is currently being specialized also in content writing, having her main focus on home improvement, maintenance, and real estate issues.
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