Trees and shrubs native to the Ontario area are able to handle the most severe weather that winter has to offer. On the other hand, when spring rolls around they could use some help. To ensure that your greenery is healthy all spring and summer long, a small amount of maintenance is all you need. Here are some tips from Five Star Tree Services that will help your shrubs and trees thrive during the warmer seasons.
Get Rid of Winter Debris
Even if you clean up your yard in the fall, chances are winter will leave behind its own mess. When there is decomposing debris lying around, it can make it harder for the surrounding vegetation to absorb nutrients. Hauling away old twigs, branches, and leaves will promote a healthy environment where your plants and trees can grow.
Pruning your trees not only helps keep your yard neat, but it also helps keep your trees healthy. Cutting away damaged or dead branches help to regulate its size and reduce the chances of harmful bacteria entering into healthy areas. Make sure to always use clean shears to prune your tree and don’t cut more than a quarter of its branches.
Dead or sick trees can pose a danger to the surrounding vegetation. Old stumps are equally dangerous. They are more prone to becoming infested with pests, diseases or even fungus which may spread to other areas of your yard. Take time to grind any old stumps that may be lurking on your property. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it will also leave you with a pristine yard that will flourish all summer.
Sick Tree Removal
As we just mentioned, sick trees also pose a hazard to a healthy yard. If you have tended sick trees that didn’t respond to pruning or treatment, it may be time to let them go. The tree removal of sick trees is the best way to eliminate the hazard they pose as well as maintain a stimulating environment.
Trim Your Hedges & Shrubs
Spring presents the ideal time to trim hedges and shrubs. You will be able to catch them ahead of their growth cycle which is the optimal time to cut. Get rid of old and broken branches, trim dead leaves and shape them according to your yard’s aesthetic. When it comes to bushes and shrubs, make sure that you remove no more than 30% of the plant while trimming.
Speak With a Professional
Not everyone has the knowledge and the tools to maintain their yard on their own. If you need help with your spring cleanup project for your yard, Five Star Tree Services is here to help. Our certified professionals are on hand to help with trimming, tree removal, shrub pruning, stump grinding and more. We have a comprehensive range of yard services to fit all of your needs. To find out more about our packages or tree services, give us a call at (416) 990-3355 today.