Proper tree care can keep your trees healthy and support proper growth. Regular maintenance by a tree care professional can help spot pests and diseases early while also preventing accidental damage. The regular Toronto Tree Care packages at Five Star Tree Services offer trimming, tree mulching, tree risk management, tree pest, and disease control, pruning, soil aeration, and deep tree root fertilization. These are all important services that can keep your trees healthy, but only if they are performed correctly. Even if you plan to care for your trees on your own, it is important to understand what is best and what should be avoided when it comes to tree care.
Tree Care You Should Perform
Pruning your trees regularly is a task that will help keep your trees healthy and safe. It can prevent damage ahead of a storm and stimulate proper tree growth. Pruning also helps to prevent diseases and insect infestations. When you prune, try to target the early spring season for the best results. Remove dead and weak branches and any that may be growing too close to utility lines.
Mulching is also an important part of regular tree care. It helps to enrich the soil and make sure that your tree has all of the minerals it needs for healthy growth. It also keeps the soil around the roots of the tree moist and cool.
Checking your trees for disease and infestations is also critical. Both can cause a lot of damage or even tree death if left unchecked. Early detection can help make treatment more effective and prevent the need for total tree removal.
Watering is another important aspect of regular tree care. In addition to your trees, all of the plants on your property need regular watering. On hot days, make sure to give your trees extra water around the base.
Tree Care You Should Avoid
Fall pruning should be avoided unless it is to correct the damage caused by a storm. Pruning triggers tree growth, so fall pruning will cause your tree to become active during the winter. Of course, if your tree was damaged it is worse to leave it untrimmed, just make sure to mulch and cover your tree during the winter for extra protection. On the topic of pruning, limit the number of times you prune your trees each year. They do take time to heal and too much pruning can actually harm your tree.
If you need to have a tree removed, make sure you call in the professionals. Large trees need special tools and training to be safely removed from your yard. Not only can cutting down a large tree cause damage to your home, but it also has the potential to cause physical harm as well.
Don’t overwater your trees. In the summer it can be tempting to give your trees a lot of water, but overwatering can drown the roots. Regular watering is best because it will give your trees the moisture they need without promoting the growth of disease or pests.
Proper Tree Care With Five Star Tree Services
If you are interested in learning more about taking care of your trees, we can help. Give us a call at (416) 990-3355 to find out more about trees or to set up a regular tree care program for your yard.