3 Basic Steps To Ensure Your Bayonne Trees Get The Care They Need This Spring
While established trees might seem like they are self-sufficient, most arborists agree that healthy trees don't just get that way on their own. While trees are fairly low maintenance, you can't put in no effort and expect them to just thrive on their own. Making sure you stay on top of the seasonal care your trees need is, without a doubt, the best way to ensure that your trees are able to remain healthy and to make sure that your home's landscape is well protected. To help you in this endeavor, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list of three simple steps you can take to give your trees the proper spring care they need and help them get off to a great start in this year's growing season.
Let our Bayonne tree experts at Metro Tree Care give you some tips on tree care:
One of the best things you can do for your trees before the growing season goes into full swing is to make sure that you take the time to clean up around their areas. This includes removing any remaining holiday lights that might have been wrapped around their trunks and you just haven't gotten around to taking down yet. If you either forget about these, or just leave them in place around the trunks or branches of your trees, you risk girdling their growth. This is also the time of year to make sure you remove and protective wraps you may have put around your trees to keep them protected during the winter. After doing this, you will want to rake and gather any debris that have collected around the base of your trees over the course of winter, including small twigs, leaves, fallen fruits, and the like. This is even more important with trees that are susceptible to fungal diseases, as these diseases can basically hibernate on debris over the course of winter.
Adding a layer of mulch around the base of your trees is a great way to help your soil retain moisture and suppress the growth of weeds. This is most important to do around any younger trees that haven't been in the ground for at least 10 years, but older trees can also benefit from mulching around their bases. You want to aim for a layer around your trees that is around 3 inches thick or so, but isn't piled up against the trunk. When it is piled against the trunk, mulch can retain moisture and heat, giving diseases an easy point of access.
It's best to wait until the soil thaws a bit before you tackle any watering chores. If you water while the soil is still frozen, it isn't going to absorb anything, and you will just wind up with runoff. You want to make sure you thoroughly water any areas where de-icing materials were used over the winter, as this will help move any lingering salt-laden materials through the soil and away from your trees' roots. Even though the weather might be cool, you don't want to let your trees dry out. You might have to water them several times if the weather is particularly warm or if you have sandy soil in your yard. This is also the prime time to inspect your home's sprinkler system to check for leaks or clogs of any kind. You will want to be on the lookout for puddling around your trees and adjust your sprinkler heads accordingly. Your sprinklers shouldn't be spraying water onto foliage of any trees that are susceptible to fungal diseases.
For the best results in ensuring that your property's trees have the right care they need to grow strong this spring, it is always a good decision to call in a professional tree service for help with these and the many other tasks that go into ensuring that your trees have all the care they need to grow strong this year.
If you are looking for a professional tree care service in Bayonne, give us a call today at 201-478-3240 or complete our online request form.