Caring for the trees on your property is extremely important. This is because trees that are not properly cared for can pose serious threats such as causing property damage to your home or a neighbor’s, fostering pest infestations, and more. Here’s how to begin caring for the trees on your property to ensure that these threats are avoided:
- Water and Mulch Weekly: Watering the trees on your property is important and they cannot continue to stay healthy without it. The amount of water that your tree needs depends on its age and the time of year. The older the tree, the more water it needs, for example. Also, more water is needed in the summer than other times of the year. You also need to be sure that you provide the tree with mulch in order to control weeds and to keep the soil surrounding the tree moist.
- Prune Regularly: Pruning the trees on your property is another important step to take regularly. Be sure that you are using sharp tools to do this to ensure that branches are cut evenly and without having to saw them off. Also, only remove branches that seem to be wilting or are already falling off. By pruning the tree regularly, you are not only increasing curb appeal, but you are keeping your tree healthy and preventing the tree from becoming overgrown. Overgrown trees attract many pests that will eventually make their way into your home.
- Know When to Prune: Knowing when to prune is important because you want to be sure that you are doing it when it is easiest and best for the tree. For most trees, this would be between December and March when their leaves have fallen off and you can see the structure of the tree better. However, for flowering trees, it is better to prune after the flowers have bloomed and fallen off, which can be at different times of the year depending on what kind of flowering tree you have.
- Hire Professionals: Hiring professional arborists, such as MML Tree Service, to care for the trees on your property is best if you aren’t sure how to prune them properly, or if the job is too dangerous and poses a safety risk to you or your neighbors.
By knowing how to properly care for the trees on your property, you can avoid a number of problems, such as pests, property damage, and much more.