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Keeps your tress healthy with these tips

Trees, even though they’re big parts of the landscape, share the soil with turfgrasses, shrubs, and other plants in the area. All the plant roots mix together and compete for water and nutrients. The roots of a mature tree can even extend into your lawn or flower beds.

Every treatment you apply to your lawn can affect how a tree looks and how healthy it is. And, treatments you apply to a tree can also affect how your turfgrass underneath looks and how healthy it is. Taking care of each plant in your landscape can impact the health of every plant in your landscape.

Proper plant health involves monitoring and using preventative treatments to make sure your trees stay healthy. Discolored leaves, dead branches, or early leaf drop can all be signs that you need to call in Todd Pate’s tree service for help with tree healthcare.

Why plant health leads to better tree health

Homeowners should contact a local tree company when they see symptoms such as discolored leaves, dead branches, or early leaf drop. The cause can be a minor problem that is easily explained and corrected, but other times the problem can be more complex, with several underlying causes and a remedy requiring treatments extending over several years.

Trees and other plants in your home’s landscape, including turfgrasses and shrubs, all share the same soil and compete for water and nutrients. It’s important to note that even the roots of a single mature tree can extend into your lawn or flower beds.

Moreover, it’s crucial to understand that every treatment applied to your lawn can impact the appearance and vitality of your trees. Similarly, treatments applied to your trees can influence the appearance and vitality of the underlying turfgrass. The care of each plant in your landscape can significantly affect the overall health of every plant in it.

If you need assistance with tree healthcare, Todd Pate’s tree service is here to help.

Some ways to keep your trees healthy

Healthy trees increase in value with age and increase property values, beautify surroundings, purify air, and save energy by providing cooling shade from summer’s heat and protection from winter’s wind.

Water your trees

Trees need water to grow and stay healthy. While this may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many people forget to water their trees. When watering, make sure to give the roots a deep soaking so they can absorb as much water as possible.

Tree trimming or pruning

Todd Pate’s tree service can assist you with tree healthcare. Pruning is crucial for maintaining the health of your trees. It involves the removal of dead or diseased branches, as well as those growing in undesired directions. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Trees in urban areas or near houses require regular maintenance to ensure their overall health and structural integrity. A comprehensive maintenance program, including regular inspections and necessary follow-up care such as mulching, fertilizing, and soil management, can identify and address issues before they become severe.

Pruning older tress

  • Pruning is often desirable or necessary to remove dead, diseased, or insect-infested branches and to improve tree structure, enhance vitality, or reduce risk.
  • The removal of live branches creates a lasting wound; therefore, no branch should be removed without a reason.
  • Pruning large trees requires special equipment, training,
    and experience.
  • If pruning requires climbing, the use of a chain or hand
    saw, or the removal of large limbs, personal safety
    equipment is a must.

Mulching around your trees

Mulching is a fantastic way to shield your trees from annoying weeds, pests, and crazy weather. Plus, it keeps those roots in tip-top shape by giving them the nutrients they need. Remember to apply a layer of mulch that’s about two to four inches thick every year. Just be mindful not to pile it up too high near the tree trunk, as that can cause some issues. 

Fertilize your trees

Trees need nutrients to grow and stay healthy. If you live in an area with poor soil, it’s important to fertilize your trees on a regular basis. You can either use commercial fertilizer or make your own compost. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package, as too much fertilizer can damage your trees.

Protect your trees from pest

Insects and diseases can threaten tree health. As soon as you notice an abnormality in your tree’s appearance, you should begin a careful examination of the problem and contact an arborist to help identify the specific symptoms and try to diagnose the problem and select an appropriate treatment.

Healthy trees are happy trees

Healthy trees add value to your property, enhance the surroundings, purify the air, and save energy by providing shade and wind protection. In cities or near houses, regular maintenance is necessary to ensure their health and structural integrity. With an effective maintenance program including inspections and follow-up care like mulching, fertilizing, and soil management, problems can be identified and resolved before they become damaging. 

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