Trees are a beautiful aesthetic to any property, with their beautiful leaves and blissful shade. But while adult mature trees don’t need a lot of maintenance, younger trees do so that they can grow healthy for years to come. What can you do to keep your trees healthy?
Trim Them Regularly
One thing you can do to keep your trees healthy is by trimming them regularly. Trimming your trees helps them to grow. By trimming away the dead branches, you allow room for new branches to grow. Trimming your trees also allows light to reach the base of the tree. However, it would be a good idea to trim your trees every year during their dormant season (winter) when the bugs that would transmit diseases to the tree are also dormant.
Another thing you can do is water your trees regularly. Even mature trees can sometimes not get enough water. You can tell if a tree isn’t getting enough water if its leaves are yellowing and curling at the ends. Trees prefer to be watered deeply so that the roots have enough water. To do this, water slowly with a sprinkler under the tree. You can check and see if the tree is getting enough water by seeing how damp the soil is. If the soil is dry, the tree isn’t getting enough water. If it stays super soft and soggy for days, the tree is getting too much water. Trees need plenty of water, but they will also suffer if they’re overwatered.
To keep your trees healthy, it’s also important to mulch them regularly. Mulch is important because it conserves moisture and cools down the soil around the tree, which is especially important in warm summers. When mulching, don’t mound it in a volcano shape or have a thick layer of mulch as that can be bad for the tree. A few inches should be enough mulch for the tree to help it gain the necessary nutrients it needs to grow. Mulching should be done carefully, but it has many benefits for your trees.
Your trees need good quality care, which includes trimming and watering them regularly and using mulch to moderate temperature. Even though trees can do well on their own, a little tender loving care can help a tree stay healthy for a long time.
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