No matter what age your trees happen to be, they need the right amount of love and care in order to thrive. Trees offer aesthetic appeal, environmental benefits, and much more to any property. In addition to being beautiful, they add value to your home and can reduce utility costs in some cases. With so many benefits, it makes sense to maintain the best in tree care all year long. Five Star Tree Services has four easy tips that will keep your trees healthy and lush all year long.
Trimming your hair encourages healthy growth, and the same holds true for trees. Getting rid of old branches and maintaining a healthy shape will encourage even growth and spur new growth as well. Pruning also keeps your trees from brushing against your property or power lines. For moderate-sized trees, you can take care of pruning on your own, for larger trees or multiple trees you may want to call in an expert. If you don’t feel confident handling it on your own, a tree care service can perform seasonal and regular pruning on your behalf.
Perform Regular Tree Maintenance
Chances are you brush your teeth and hair every day to maintain health and hygiene. Trees also need basic care in order to thrive. Regular maintenance consists of fertilizing, pruning, and watering your trees. This will give them the base they need to grow up healthy and maintain strong roots throughout their lifetime. Providing the basics to your trees will also prevent a lot of costly care due to sick trees, root damage, or infestations.
Sometimes trees may not look as healthy as they should despite your best efforts. In these cases, it is a good idea to test the soil around your tree to help identify the problem. If you have a newly planted seedling or have replanted a tree, it is very important to test the soil to ensure it is getting the right blend of nutrients to ensure its survival. Testing also will let you know if the pH levels are balanced or if you need to treat the soil to restore the proper balance.
Checking the soil around your tree for fungus and pests can also be completed at the same time that you test the soil. Professional tree care specialists can test the soil, but you can also do it on your own with easy testing kits. Soil testing kits can be found at most home improvement stores or garden centers.
Water Your Trees
It is very important to water all of your trees, but new trees need the most water. Your trees should get at least ten gallons of water per diameter inch of the trunk. This will ensure that the roots get plenty of moisture to spread to the rest of your tree. As your trees mature, they will also gather moisture from other areas around your landscape, but until then, you must remain vigilant. The larger the tree the more water they will need, so keep that in mind when planting and caring for the trees on your property.
Professional Tree Care With Five Star Tree Services
Trees make a beautiful addition to any property or yard. When you take care of your trees, you can expect them to thrive for years to come. For more information on our tree care in Toronto, give us a call at (416) 990-3355.