The Basics of Seasonal Tree Care
Landscaping your yard may be one of the most satisfying tasks of being a homeowner—yet there is much to remember, especially regarding tree care as the seasons change. If you’re not exactly sure what to do for the trees on your property and when you should do it, there’s help. Here’s a handy guide to help you throughout the year.
Spring. It is important to inspect trees and shrubs for any chewing insects. If you find them, do not delay—begin treatment immediately. If any trees have been damaged by winter snows, 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. Make sure you choose trees native to your region for the best results.
Summer. 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.
Fall. 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.
Winter. 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.
Lastly, if you would rather have a professional take care of your property’s trees, hire an expert in any season for year-round issues. Again, taking care of your trees isn’t simply an aesthetic issue—it’s a very real safety issue as well, and if you cannot tend to your trees yourself, it’s essential to ensure that someone does.
If you need expert tree care services in the Portland, Oregon area, call the best. We at Inexpensive Tree Care are proud to offer our neighbors the utmost in tree care and customer service. Give us a call today at (503) 504-4179, and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.