Winter & Spring Tree Service Tips For North Bergen NJ
Many homeowners will neglect their trees over the winter. Even though your trees are dormant now, there are certain tasks that need to be done to ensure they stay healthy.
This is the time of year to start taking care of your trees. Winter time is the right time for many tasks in your garden.
Professional New Jersey tree service companies like ours at Metro Tree Care offer North Bergen tree services. We will be readying the trees and beds for healthy spring growth over the next few months.
Here are a few tasks that we take care of as professionals. You'll want to get a good start now so your trees thrive this coming season. Be good to them and they will provide you with the beautiful landscape you've always wanted.
January Tree Service Care Tasks
Water evergreen and broad-leaf evergreen shrubs and trees during the warm spells in January. Spread organic mulch in beds by using leaves, woodchips, Christmas tree branches, or pine mulch. This gives trees a head start in spring as the organic mulch decomposes over the winter when trees are dormant. Prune dead branches and prune trees for formation on summer or fall flowering trees. Fertilize. Inspect for winter damage.
February Tree Service Care Tasks
Prune deciduous trees except for maples, lindens, flowering cherries, and river birch. Cable or brace trees which need help. Inspect existing cabling and bracing to ensure they are in good condition and adjust or replace them if necessary. Remove critical risk trees which are trees in poor condition or in inappropriate locations. Inspect trees for winter ice damage.
March Tree Service Care Tasks
Ensure mulch has remained in place and continue the pruning on deciduous trees. Apply weed premergent to beds around trees.
April Tree Service Care Tasks
Last frost date for the North Bergen area ranges between April 1 and April 10th. When the ground is thawed, you can dig around trees to prepare new beds. Remove organic mulch that hasn't decomposed. Weed beds around trees. Plant trees and replant those which have heaved away from the soil. Re-mulch the beds. Water all new plantings about 2 to 3 times a week, thoroughly for about 30 minutes or more.