Caring for and protecting your investment in your home's landscape is important. While proper lawn maintenance is key, it's equally important to care for your trees and shrubs during the early spring months.
Neglecting your trees and shrubs most commonly results in stunted growth or insect damage, but can lead to permanent damage or loss of the tree or shrub.
To stay ahead of these issues, we've identified a couple tips for your trees and shrubs this spring.
Don't Forget to Prune. Depending on the type of plant (spring or summer blooms), you'll want to pay attention to the season and prune them before they start growing, or right after they are done. For a list of the types of shrubs and ideal pruning times, check out this Better Homes and Gardens article.
Apply a Dormant Oil Spray. During the winter, insects seek shelter by boring into several species of hardwood trees and plants. When you apply a dormant oil treatment to your trees and shrubs, you prevent these insects from emerging in the spring and summer months. You'll also protect your trees from further damage later in the season as they look to multiply and feed off your trees.
Fertilize with a Deep Root Process. Fertilizing your plants and trees using a deep root process gets much needed food into the root system as spring begins to pop. Trees and shrubs have a couple growth spurts during the spring and the biggest growth spurt in late March to early April, depending on the weather.
With proper spring-time care, your trees and shrubs will easily transition to the summer months. If you need help applying the dormant oil spray or deep root process, let us know and we can give you a free quote.
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