Everyone wants their trees and plants to be strong enough to weather storms and healthy enough to stand the test of time. Many trees that have lasted for generations cause heartbreak when they begin to wither in front of us. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to ensure your tree is healthy and will live a long life. If your trees are sick, it is always best to address those issues as soon as you notice them. Aside from that, Five Star Tree Services has some suggestions to help you keep all of the trees on your property healthy all year long.
Choose the Right Location
Start by making sure that the tree you choose will thrive in your climate and your area. Then, make sure that your tree is planted in the right place. Choose a location that will get plenty of sun and one that offers the tree and roots plenty of space as it matures to its full size. Avoid planting a tree near utility and power lines as it may lead to problems later down the line.
Mulch, Mulch, and Mulch Some More
Mulching helps to protect the roots of your tree from external damage, such as that caused by a lawnmower. It also helps to insulate moisture, which will keep your tree hydrated. Cover the base of your tree with two to four inches of mulch, but avoid the trunk.
Water Your Tree Well
Trees need plenty of water if they are going to live long lives. Depending on where you live, there may not be rain for several months at a time. Watering your trees on a regular basis ensures that they have all they need to survive. Mature trees need at least an inch of water every week. Younger trees, on the other hand, require anywhere from 10 to 40 gallons of water weekly.
Trees that grow in the wild are fed by Mother Nature. However, planted and landscape trees need specialized care. Remove natural materials and debris from around their base and fill that area with fertilizer instead. A slow-release fertilizer will feed the tree nutrients via the soil over time. Make sure to test your soil often to ensure your tree is getting the right mix of nutrients to stay healthy.
Trimming & Pruning
Keeping your tree pruned is the best way to ensure your tree has a healthy structure. Getting rid of deadwood helps your tree to thrive. Try to schedule your tree pruning sessions for the dormant season. Not only will the lack of leave help you see which limbs and branches to trim, but it will also prevent nutrients from leaking out of the tree.
Get Regular Checkups
Call a professional tree care service or a certified arborist to do a health check on your trees often. Just like us, trees need regular checkups in order to maintain their health. If a professional notice a decline or early signs of disease, they can take the proper steps to restore their health.
How Five Star Tree Services Can Help
We care about the health of your trees as much as you do. If you are in need of regular tree care, or if you think one of your trees may be deteriorating, we can help. Give us a call at (416) 990-3355 to find out more about our Toronto tree care services. We look forward to hearing from you.