Adding a tree or two (or three or four…) can add some extra greatness to your property. You get some more shade, additional privacy, and it even makes your home look a bit nicer than it otherwise would. Trees are also important in creating healthy, fresh oxygen, which are useful in making the entire neighborhood feel brighter and nicer. With this in mind, it’s also important that we understand just how to keep our trees healthy and safe. Make sure you’re always staying on top of these tree care tasks to keep your trees in tip top shape.
Pruning Your Trees
Pruning your trees is an essential element of good tree care. It keeps them healthy, strong, and helps them grow properly. It’s important that you do this to help secure your trees during severe weather events and to make sure that everyone in the vicinity is safe. Otherwise, tree limbs left unpruned can end up causing a lot of damage and are much more likely to break off. All of this aside, pruning is also just a part of keeping your trees looking well-maintained and healthy, contributing to their natural beauty.
Fertilizing your trees can be a big part of encouraging growth, particularly for young or new trees. Figuring out the correct balance between watering enough and applying fertilizer will help encourage the right kind of growth that any tree owner wants to see. If you’re unsure of how much you should fertilize, contact your tree professional or do some additional research into whatever species of tree you’re dealing with.
Branches that are dead, or on their way there, are a serious hazard. In a storm situation, those branches could come flying off and end up damaging your home or, worse yet, seriously injuring someone. Removing those branches before they become an issue at all is generally the best route to take. Keep in mind that in the instance a branch does come down, an insurance company will likely not cover any damages because homeowners are responsible for the upkeep of their own trees. Trimming trees also increases the value of a home in the sense that a well-maintained tree is less of a risk.
Treating Pests and Diseases
When it comes to proper tree care, few things are quite as important as looking out for diseases. It’s not something many of us think about but it’s critical to keeping trees alive. Most trees end up passing away from pests or diseases rather than just dying of old age. Look out for any warning signs and contact your professional tree care service if you notice anything of note.