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How to Keep Your Trees Healthy

Trees are the most fundamental and valuable assets in any ecosystem and also the most hardworking. There are many environmental benefits we get from trees, such as improving air quality, preventing direct exposure to UV rays, and increasing the aesthetics of the landscape. Aside from its significant impact on the environment, trees increase property value, giving more reason to maintain healthily. Property owners tend to take on tree care as a DIY project to cut costs, but this leads to further damage if you lack the expertise and tools needed to do the job.

Trees need regular care for their continued growth and health, and reputable tree services can ensure they are in optimal condition throughout the year. Timber Ridge Tree Care has a team of experts with extensive industry knowledge and experience to help turn your lawn into a serene, peaceful space through maintenance. Here are some of the tips we recommend to keep your trees healthy.

Prune Your Trees

Pruning is a great way to maintain healthy trees, especially near buildings and utility lines. Once you detect little sprouts popping up or branches crossing, it is time to get rid of the excess vegetation before the damage becomes more pronounced. Failing to prune can lead to property damage from falling limbs, adding to the overall cost of maintenance.

While anyone can do pruning with little skill and knowledge, some techniques can severely damage the tree. Most people usually result to the typical techniques: lion’s tail pruning and tree topping, which cause more damage than good. If you don’t know the perfect approach to pruning, consult a tree care expert for professional advice and guidance. We have the tools and expertise to prune your trees without risking their health.

Fertilize Your Trees

Trees are like other plants; they need to be fertilized to grow strong and healthy. However, the type of fertilizers used varies depending on the deficient nutrients in the soil. Some commonly used fertilizers contain phosphorus, nitrogen, and other nutrients lacking in the area. Arborists can assess the condition of your trees and test your soil to determine the missing nutrients and appropriate fertilizer.

The time of year you fertilize your trees is another crucial factor since the goal is to enhance growth and development. The best time to fertilize trees is late spring or fall, when most plants come out of hibernation. This time of year is perfect because the fertilizer goes directly on the mulch or soil, allowing for easy absorption of nutrients by the roots.

Mulch Your Trees

Mulching is a common practice for property owners, offering many benefits that keep the trees healthy. If done properly, mulching can protect your trees from pests and diseases and help maintain moisture. When applying mulching material, ensure it is not more than four inches deep to avoid suffocating the roots. A tree service company can ensure you avoid rookie mistakes like mounding mulch more than four inches rather than spreading it.

Proper tree care and maintenance sometimes require an in-depth understanding of tree anatomy, which most homeowners lack. Contact us at Timber Ridge Tree Care and schedule a consultation with our team of experts. We guarantee exceptional tree service at competitive market rates.