Tips For Keeping Your Tree Healthy

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When I bought a house with a cherry blossom tree in the front yard, I couldn't wait for that first blooming season to see the tree fill out. I knew that the tree needed care, but I wasn't sure how I was supposed to treat it. I called my local tree service and had them show me what it needed to keep it strong. I took all of the information they shared with me and everything else I've learned and created this site. I hope that the information here helps you take care of your blossoming trees so that you can enjoy their beauty every season.

Tips For Keeping Your Tree Healthy

30 August 2017
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If you are wanting to care for the trees that are scattered around your property, you will need to take a more active role than you may have previously anticipated. Without following a few basic guidelines and working with a tree service, you will find that keeping your trees healthy and lush will be more difficult than is necessary.

Inspect The Tree For Disease Or Damage

On a regular basis, you will want to visually evaluate the tree for disease or damage. Trees will have a vast array of branches and limbs, and it can be possible for disease to spread from one of these branches to the rest of the tree. Each month, you will want to take a few minutes to observe the branches and trunk of the tree for signs of potential disease or damage, and if you find these issues, you will want to have them treated as soon as possible so that the diseased or damage will be unable to severely compromise the overall health of the tree.

Have A Soil Test Performed

The soil around the base of your tree will play a critical role in determining its health and ability to grow. It can be common for the soil around the trees to lose many of the nutrients that the tree will require to grow. Furthermore, excessive erosion can be another problem that can afflict the roots of your tree. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to notice these problems, but soil testing can help you to quickly determine whether this is a problem that your soil is experiencing. Once you have these results, you will find it is much easier to make decisions about the fertilizers that you will need to add to the soil to keep your trees healthy.  

Consider Installing An Irrigation System

Just as with your other plants, your trees can experience serious health problems during periods of low rainfall. In fact, you may find that your trees start to lose their leaves during periods of particularly intense drought. For those living in areas that can be prone to droughts, it may be worthwhile to install an irrigation system for your trees. When installing these systems, you should opt for a drip irrigation system rather than sprinklers. A conventional sprinkler system can put the trunk of the tree at risk of developing rotting. Avoiding this damage and the higher water efficiency ratings for drip irrigation systems will make this the superior option for most homeowners.