The weather is finally warming up bringing in the promise of spring! There are several things to do to make sure your trees and shrubs are healthy and ready to thrive this spring season!
- Check out your trees and shrubs.
The winter can be brutal on your plants, with the rain and constant freezing. Many trees encounter problems with severe weather or pests and bugs that have burrowed into the trunk and branches. It’s important to inspect your trees for any signs of damage, and if there are any, contact an arborist immediately to assess the situation and get your tree healthy and thriving again.
- Time to prune!
Spring is a great time to prune away any dead branches from your trees. Dead branches can cause stress on the healthy branches and prohibit new growth. There are proper ways to prune your trees for optimal health and growth, and for any questions, contact a gardener or an arborist.
- Plants new trees.
Spring is the perfect time to plant new trees in your yard. Plant trees in a good location with plenty of sunlight, not too close to other trees, and make sure to water and feed your new sprout. Planting trees is not only great for the environment, but more trees on your property can increase the value.
- Mulch your landscape.
Mulching new plants and trees anchors and supports them for healthy growth. It traps in moisture that the trees needs and can help against unwanted plants stealing important nutrients.
Replace the nutrients that your plants may have lost during the harsh winter by adding organic fertilizer to the ground around your plants and trees. This will help nourish and protect your plants from bugs, fungus, and extreme weather.
How do you plan on preparing your yard for the spring?