The Basics of Seasonal Tree Care
Landscaping your yard may be one of the most satisfying tasks of being a homeowner and can add significant value to your home if you do it right. Yet there is much to remember, especially regarding tree care as the seasons change.
If you aren’t sure where to begin or are not positive how to care for the trees on your property, including when you should prune them, there is help!
Here’s a handy guide to help you throughout each season.
Spring. It is important to inspect trees and shrubs for any chewing insects. If you find them, do not delay — begin treatment to get rid of them right away, as this can harm the tree to the point of no return. If any trees have been damaged by winter snow or wind, schedule repair work. Plant new trees in April, making sure not to place them too close to your home — tree roots can do serious damage to your home’s sewage system or the foundation of your home as the roots grow. Make sure you choose trees native to your region for the best results.
Summer. Summer in the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful seasons, and it brings many people outside to enjoy the sun and warmth. However, the heat can do damage to your trees if they are not properly watered. It is essential to water your trees if you live in a dry area or an area affected by drought. You can place a ring of mulch around the trunks of your trees for nourishment during the spring and summer months and into the autumn as well. This will help maintain the integrity of the root systems and keep your trees healthy.
Fall. Autumn is the time that weather begins to cool down and your trees’ leaves begin to fall. This is the time to trim your trees to prepare them for winter, as heavy, wet snow can weigh down branches and limbs, causing them to break. This can be disastrous to people and property, so don’t neglect this very important task. Not sure how to properly trim or prune your tree? The experts at Inexpensive Tree Care can help provide tips so you can be sure that the pruning does not damage the tree.
Winter. Winter weather can be cold and icy, but with the proper care, your trees can still thrive. If you have trees that are particularly susceptible to disease, such as dogwoods or crabapples, take care to remove fallen leaves from beneath the tree to lessen the risk. Prune any overgrown limbs in the late winter so that they will recover quickly in spring with new growth.
If you don’t feel qualified to take care of the trees on your property, that’s OK. It’s better to leave it to the professionals than neglect the trees or prune them wrongly. Our professionals at Inexpensive Tree Care are tree experts for any season, so you can count on us to help you with year-round issues that pop up with your trees.
Taking care of your trees isn’t simply an aesthetic issue — it is a very real safety issue, as well. If you cannot tend to your trees yourself, it’s essential to ensure that someone does.
If you need expert tree care services in Portland or the surrounding areas, call the most experienced team there is! Our professionals at Inexpensive Tree Care are proud to offer our neighbors the best of the best in tree care and customer service.
Contact us today at (503) 504-4179, and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have or schedule a time to provide a free quote on tree care services.