The health of your trees is essential, and proper maintenance helps to keep them in great shape all year round. Now that fall is right around the corner, now is the right time to get your trees ready for the colder weather. Here are a few tips you can use to get your trees in shape for autumn.
Prune your trees while it’s still warm
It’s good practice to prune your trees as fall approaches. Contact a professional tree trimming service to help get your trees in shape. Tree trimming is not only important for the trees’ wellbeing but also benefits the surrounding property, lawn, driveway, and road.
Summer tree trimming and pruning help to remove any dead, damaged, or diseased tree limbs that could negatively impact your tree’s overall health and weaken the tree even more once fall and winter arrive. By trimming away dead branches, you can encourage healthy and heart growth and reduce the risk of fallen branches.
Water your trees
It’s recommended to water your trees on a regular basis during the late summer and early fall. This is especially true for younger trees with less advanced root systems. Once fall officially arrives and the temperature starts to drop, avoid watering your trees as frequently. Watering during the cold can cause your trees’ roots to freeze, which can do more harm than good. Even when temperatures begin to warm up again, the ground may still be frozen. Reach out to your tree service team at Freedom Tree Service for a professional opinion on how to take care of your trees during the colder months.
Prepare for Mulching
One of the best ways to prepare your trees for the colder seasons is by mulching. Prepare a shallow mulch pit by introducing a clearance around the tree for the mulching process when the leaves start to fall. This mulch pit should be made around the tree trunk at least a foot from the trunk. The falling leaves can then be swept around the trunk as mulch to protect the tree from the winter cold.
It’s important to take good care of your trees all year round. Planting trees strategically can help to reduce total energy costs by up to 25% and well-maintained trees and shrubs can even improve your home’s property value by up to 14%. If you’re looking to take great care of your trees, be sure to contact tree care providers you can count on: Freedom Tree Service. We offer tree trimming services, tree inspections, crown reductions, and tree removals when you need them. For more information or the learn more about our tree services, contact Freedom Tree Service today.