Caring for your trees year-round is just as important as maintaining the rest of your home’s exterior and landscaping. As the weather gets cooler, there are things you can do to ensure your trees stay healthy during the fall and winter.
- Check trees thoroughly for disease or invasive insects.
- Remove any trees that are weak or that are in danger of falling.
The month of September is also a great time to plant new trees. Consult with a professional before planting to ensure the tree will have proper space to grow and an ideal soil environment.
- Prune branches that are diseased, dead, or that have the potential of snapping. This gives you less to worry about when harsh weather conditions are present and will prolong the life of the tree.
- Apply fertilizer to give trees the nutrients they need to survive the fall and winter.
- Add 2-4” of mulch to the bases of your trees in order to keep organic matter and nutrients in the soil, control weeds, and retain moisture through the colder seasons.
- Rake fallen leaves regularly, especially on the days before rain or snowfall are forecasted. Leaves left to sit on your lawn under snow or rain offer an inviting home for mold and pests.
- Water any young evergreen trees on your property.
- Brace weak tree limbs that are in danger of falling but were not pruned before cold weather arrived.
For professional help caring for your trees this fall, reach out to the tree maintenance experts at Nelson Tree Service. We’ll ensure that your property is maintained beautifully and safely. Call us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.