With spring just around the corner, it won’t be long before the trees around your home will start to wake up from being dormant all winter. When that happens, you will need to start regularly tending to them again, especially if they are young trees that are still establishing themselves. While there is a lot of spring tree maintenance you can do on your own, the staff at Tree Spark is here to help you make sure your home is shaded by strong healthy trees.
Steps For Spring Tree Maintenance
Once the weather starts to warm up and your inner gardener comes out, it is a great time to get outside and tend to your plants, including your trees. Here are some tips on how to complete your spring tree maintenance.
Clear Around the Tree
Clearing debris from around the tree allows for better growth, as well as better irrigation and watering techniques. Clearing around the tree includes raking up all the leaves and debris under the tree, but can also involve taking down Christmas lights and removing any protective winter material.
Mulch is a great way to prevent weeds and grass from growing too close to the base of your tree, it also adds nutrients to the soil. When you add mulch around your tree, you want to lay it about 3 inches thick and keep a few inches away from the tree trunk to prevent the growth of diseases.
Don’t Forget to Water
Water is the most important thing when it comes to caring for trees, particularly young trees. You want to wait until the ground has thawed to water your trees to ensure the water actually reaches the roots.
If you have questions or concerns about spring tree maintenance or care in Fort Worth, TX, give us a call at (817) 717-7737.