The first day of spring is less than one month away and caring for your trees really needs to be at the top of your priority list soon.
With the first day of spring falling on 20th March this year, its about time you got your tree care plans in place before its too late. Being a tree owner, you will already have certain procedures in place to keep your trees in good health all year round but Arboricultural Services Treework Ltd have some perfect tips to make caring for your trees in spring easier than ever before.
There are so many ways in which a tree owner can care for their trees in spring, but the most important in our eyes is keeping them tidy and their growth areas clean. Although many trees are low maintenance, it doesn’t mean that you can just leave to their own care as certain trees will need specialist assistance throughout the seasons.
Give your trees the clean-up they deserve to start a new season in style with trimming, coppicing and pruning services from our team. After the long winter that could have really damaged your tree’s structure and appearance, general pruning will spruce up your tree ready for a fresh season.
Don’t Forget to Mulch
Mulch is an amazing substance that a lot of tree owners forget about when it comes to repairing and getting their gardens ready for spring with tree management. The first initial layer of mulch under your trees will retain necessary moisture, supress weeds and is crucial in caring for younger trees.
There is no set in stone amount of mulch you should have but a fair layer of wood chips or mulch around the base of your trees is sure to protect and nurture them over time. It is important however to avoid piling the mulch up against the root and trunk of the tree as this can in time encourage growth of disease and warmth for insects to live in.
Feed Your Trees
Your trees will need to be well-watered throughout the whole of spring so its important to start now and set a routine to keep on top of it. It is important to wait until the ground is fully thawed to avoid running water and to keep an eye on the weather forecast as we can still get a lot of wet weather in Spring.
Watering your trees is a huge priority in caring for them properly but be careful not to drown them or leave puddles of water at the base and the roots.
Inspect for Pests and Diseases
Checking your trees for pests, disease and faults is important in the months coming up to spring. Being professional tree arborists, our team know exactly what we are looking for and can advise on the next steps to take to make sure that your tree is in good health all year round.
Inspect your trunk, roots, branches and growth for any potential health hazards or urgent work that needs carrying out. Start to fight back against pests in the warmer months and use professional spray treatments and get in touch with our team for more advice and services.
Planting in Spring
Starting to plant in spring is the best time to get on top of your garden and start shaping it how you want it to grow during the warmer months. Here at Arboricultural Services Treework Ltd in Manchester and Stockport we like to start planting new growth throughout the early stages of spring as the weather really gives the trees the best start in life.
Use spring time to clean out old trees that are no longer healthy and plant new trees ready for the summer months on the horizon.