A FEW THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR TREES IN THE SPRING
INSPECT YOUR TREES.
Low lying areas where standing water and saturated soil from the wet winter and rainfall in Spring can cause decay issues. When in doubt, hire a certified arborist to determine whether or not you have any high-risk issues. Tree removal or treatments to eradicate these issues may be prescribed.
FERTILIZE YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS:
We recommend applying a slow release fertilizer before the heat of the summer and the peak growing season. Proper fertilization replenishes depleted nutrients and improves the overall health and vigor of your trees and shrubs.
MULCH YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS:
Proper mulching helps to retain moisture on the critical root plates of your trees and shrubs during the hot, dry summer months (No more than 2-3 inches). Do not mound mulch directly onto the woody portion of trees base. The mulch should be no closer than 2 inches from the crown of the stump. As mulch breaks down, it releases both macro and micronutrients further benefiting your plants.
PRUNE DEAD BRANCHES:
By this time of year, all your trees should have fully flushed out with leaves, making it safe to do some spring clean-up of the canopies. Dead branches can easily be observed at this time of year and should be pruned out. Any errant or structurally deficient limbs or branches should be removed as well, before the heat of the summer.