As cooler weather approaches, it’s time to begin thinking about the health of your trees through the colder months. There are many Fall maintenance tasks needed in the early months to prepare your trees for surviving even the harshest Winter.
Fertilization and Subsurface Watering
Early Fall is a good time to fertilize your trees with a slow release fertilizer. This will help to ensure that your trees have the nutrients they need, even through the coldest months. One of the most effective ways to ensure your slow release fertilizer stays in place to use an under the soil injection technique. With the injection technique, your fertilizer will be deep underground where your tree’s roots can benefit most. Subsurface watering uses the same technique, implementing an injection tool to get the water deep next to your root system.
Trimming and Pruning
Fall is a great time to prune and trim your trees, removing all dead branches and limbs. This will prevent snow and ice buildup from causing breaks and cracks that could lead to injury or property damage.
In the Autumn months, many species of insects lay eggs in your trees to keep them warm and dry throughout the winter. Prevent insect infestation in your trees that can cause deterioration by spreading insect repellant around your trees, perimeter, and flower beds. Your local hardware store typically has options that are safe to use around plant life, animals, and children at a fairly low cost.
Cabling and Bracing
The months of Winter bring snow and ice that can settle on the branches and limbs of your trees, causing them to crack or break under the pressure. Prevent breakage of your trees that could cause property damage or injury to your family by using a bracing or cabling system. These systems effective reinforce your limbs and branches to help them stand up to heavy snow and ice weight.
These simple tasks can help protect your trees during the cold winter months and prevent them from malnourishment, dehydration, or physical damage that can inhibit Springtime photosynthesis. When you need Fall maintenance services on your trees and yard, call the experts at Tree Spark to help protect your trees from Winter worries.