Even in the heat of summer months, it is essential to keep your landscape looking healthy throughout the year. While there is a common misconception that spring is the primary season for landscape care, it is just as crucial to keep the trees in your yard well-maintained during the hottest months of the year. To maintain the trees of your landscape in the next few months, consider these easy summer tree care tips.
Checking for Pests
It is also essential to perform checks for pest infestations in your trees throughout the summer. Although many insects are not harmful to trees, it is crucial to address any pest or disease issues with trees as soon as possible, so they do not grow out of control in the future. Some common pest issues for trees include infestations of Japanese beetles and spider mites, which can be especially harmful to trees during the summer. If you are unsure of a potential pest infestation in your trees, it is best to call your landscape professionals for a second opinion.
Watering Your Trees
The high temperatures of summer make watering your trees a necessity, especially young or newly planted trees in your landscape design. Be sure to provide your trees with approximately one inch of water per week. As you are watering your trees, deeper waterings enable roots to grow better than shallow and frequent ones.
Preventing Summer Storm Damage
Thunderstorms and heavy winds can be especially detrimental to your trees during the summer. Protect yours from harsh weather by asking your landscape professionals to brace any trees with weak limbs in your landscape to prevent extensive damage to your landscape and property.
Providing the Right Nutrition for Your Trees
Nutrition is equally crucial for your trees so that they can grow. Keeping your trees healthy will also allow them to better fend off diseases and pests throughout the year. Trees that are growing within landscapes of urban or suburban environments, particularly near the road, often require more water and fertilization than those growing in the country.
Mulching Your Trees
The summer months are not too late to mulch your trees! Mulching is a crucial step to maintaining the trees of your landscape over the summer because it can balance your soil temperatures and allow your trees to conserve moisture in their soil. Approximately four inches of mulch should be enough to keep your trees healthy in the heat. To mulch around your trees effectively, spread mulch in a circle around the base of each tree, and ensure that you are not mulching against the trunk, as it can make your tree vulnerable to disease and insects.
Keep Your Summer Landscape Healthy with Paul’s Lawn Service
Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We have an unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
Posted: July 27, 2018