Planting trees is one of the best ways to increase the curb appeal and the value of your property. The best time to plant trees is in the spring, but it is important to plan properly to ensure your saplings will thrive. In addition to proper planning, the right skills, and the proper knowledge. Five Star Tree Services has put together a few tips that will help you get your yard ready for tree planting in the spring.
Prepare Your Tree Planting Plan in Advance
The right plan will ensure that your trees have the best chance of thriving. Think about where you will plant the trees, how they will be planted, and even what type of tree you will add to your yard. Consider who will be doing the planting as well. Will you do it on your own or will you hire a certified arborist to assist you? The earlier you start your planning the better off you will be.
Pick The Right Trees For Your Property
It is important that the trees you choose for your home fit the climate and soil around your property. If you are in a wet area with soggy soil, you will need to choose trees that thrive in such an environment. For homes in low moisture and high heat climates, a different type of tree will be suitable. Think about the purpose of the trees you plan to plant. Will you plant fruit-bearing trees or are you looking to add shade near your home? Is your area prone to spring frost or area-specific pests? All of these questions should be addressed when choosing a species of tree to plant on your property.
Get Your Land Ready For New Trees
Your new trees will have a better chance of success if the site they will be planted is prepared in advance. Depending on the site this may mean law scalping, garden clean up, weed control, treating planting spots, or even burning leaves. Most people choose the area they will plant in the fall since it is a good time to prepare the ground ahead of the frost. You will also be able to plant your tree early in the spring season if the land is prepared in advance in the fall.
Fertilize Your Tree Soil
Young trees need a lot of nutrients in order to grow up straight and strong. Fertilizing the soil well before you plant the tree will enrich the soil with critical minerals and nutrients. This will help the tree grow stronger and allow the roots to take hold much quicker when a new tree is planted. Post-planting, new trees will need regular fertilizing for at least five years for proper growth.
Get Your Land Ready For Spring Tree Planting Today
Five Star Tree Services offers a wide range of tree and plant care services all over the metro area. If you are interested in getting your land ready for spring tree planting in Richmond Hill, we can help. Our skilled arborists have the knowledge and tools to help you choose trees appropriate for your area and to help you get the ground ready for spring planting. To schedule a consultation, give us a call at (416) 990-3355 today.