Keep Your Trees Extra Healthy With These Tips

 If you want to be able to enjoy summer in your garden, then you need to make sure that you take good care of it. There’s nothing like being able to relax under a tree in your yard, enjoy its shade, and watch the sky go by. That’s not as easy to do if your tree is overgrown, sick, or otherwise not very well cared for. Here, we’re going to look at what you need to do to ensure that your garden only has healthy, happy trees.

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Keep it well-watered

Trees, like all plants, require adequate water. Even though they might seem sturdy with all that bark, if they don’t get hydrated, their leaves can start to dry and wither. Ensure trees receive adequate water, especially during dry spells, to promote deep root growth and overall health. Use smart technology such as automated sprinklers to kick in when it hasn’t rained in a while. If you want to be able to enjoy your yard whatever the weather, keeping it hydrated is vital.

Prune it once in a while

Just like any other plant, trees can start to become a little overgrown. When they do, you want to be careful, as there are good reasons to prune it, but you don’t want to take too much off. With the help of professional tree services, you can keep branches from becoming overgrown and heavy. You can also remove any portions that are showing signs of disease and decay.

Maintain good soil health

Apply mulch around the base of trees to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition. You might also want to use the right fertilizers to supply your tree with the essential nutrients it needs. However, first, you might want to carry out a soil test, as the soil may already have all the nutrients it needs. Fertilizer is only really necessary when there are any deficiencies to worry about.

Keeping the pests out

Trees can make for a wonderful habitat for birds, and sources of shelter and food for creatures of all kinds. However, they can also become infested by pests that do more harm than good. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice biodiversity for the health of your tree, as pests can damage leaves, bark, and can cause growths on the trees that may even make them sick. Get to know the tree-borne pests in your area and how you can prevent them from infesting your tree.

Get it inspected once in a while

Trees are complex living things that have a wide host of their own health concerns that most of us simply aren’t qualified to know about. You might want to have a certified arborist inspect your trees now and then to identify and address any health or structural concerns. This is especially true if you have multiple trees in your garden, as taking steps to treat and prevent disease early can be vital to stop it from spreading.

A lot of people make the assumption that trees don’t need that much care, and then find themselves surprised when problems pop up. Be sure to keep the above in mind so that doesn’t happen to you.

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