A Guide to Regular Care for Your Trees and Lawn

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A Guide to Regular Care for Your Trees and Lawn

20 September 2023
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Keeping a vibrant and thriving lawn adorned with trees can be a demanding endeavor, necessitating dedication, hard work, and a touch of know-how. Here are some of the essential and regular maintenance care your lawn and trees need to keep your trees and lawn looking their best all year round.


Watering is one of the most essential aspects of a healthy lawn and tree growth. Consistent watering is vital to maintain the freshness and lush green color of grass, particularly in hot and dry conditions. The amount of water can vary depending on location and soil type. Make sure you water deeply and infrequently to promote deep grass roots.

For trees, the frequency and amount of watering should vary based on the tree species, soil type, and weather. Trees with deep roots require less frequent watering, while shallow-rooted trees need more. New trees require more frequent and heavier watering in the first year after planting until their roots are well-established.


Fertilization is a vital aspect of maintaining a healthy lawn and trees. It provides essential nutrients that promote growth, strong roots, and overall plant health. For lawns, aim to fertilize a few times a year, in the spring and in the fall. 

Trees, however, require fertilization at specific times of the year, with the timing depending on the tree species. For instance, deciduous trees require fertilization in the early spring before new growth, while evergreen trees should receive fertilization in the late fall before the winter sets in. It's always best to consult with an arborist on the best time to fertilize your trees.

Mowing and Trimming

Regular mowing helps maintain a neat lawn and promotes healthy grass growth. When trimming trees, it's best to remove any dead or dying branches, suckers, or water sprouts to promote healthy tree growth.

Pest and Disease Management

Your lawn and trees can suffer from diseases and pests, resulting in weakened plants that are more vulnerable to additional harm. Regular inspection and management are vital to keep your plants healthy. Identify and treat any diseases early before the infection spreads. Similarly, manage pests with non-toxic methods.

Sunlight Management

Your lawn and trees require the right amount of sunlight to grow correctly. Ensure your plants get the perfect amount of sunlight to thrive and grow to their fullest potential. For instance, trees that require full sunlight should be planted in areas that receive sunlight for a significant portion of the day.

Maintaining a healthy garden, lush lawn, and healthy trees requires a bit of effort. Regularly watering, fertilizing, pruning, managing pests and diseases, and managing sunlight exposure all play a role in maintaining a healthy outdoor space. By following these regular care tips, you will promote healthy and gorgeous lawns and trees all year round. Give your yard the love it deserves, and it will provide you with company, beauty, and peace of mind.

To learn more about tree and lawn care, contact a professional near you.