To many Georgia homeowners, trees are an integral part of their landscapes. They don’t just provide shade and boost curb appeal, but they can actually increase the value of your home. We usually don’t think much of tree care since trees seem to be able to take care of themselves, but without proper maintenance, trees can become vulnerable to a number of issues such as pests, disease, and stress from the environment. Effective tree care in Georgia starts in the early spring. To ensure that your trees remain healthy, here are some helpful spring tree care tips.
One of the first things you should do in the spring is trim or prune your trees. Trimming and pruning are essential in maintaining tree health. Trimming is the cutting off of dead or low hanging branches. Trimming is also necessary if your tree has taken any damage from wind or storms.
Pruning is a more precise technique that requires smaller tools to cut smaller branches and encourage tree growth. Pruning unnecessary branches helps transfer nutrients to other parts of the tree and allows sunlight to reach smaller branches so they can fill in.
Pests are a major threat to trees in Georgia. Tree-damaging pests can cause massive amounts of damage not only by feeding on your trees but also carrying deadly diseases that severely damage or even kill them. Without proper pest control precautions, your trees remain vulnerable to a number of different tree damaging insects.
Most of the time, tree infestations occur when pests overwinter on the trunks and branches of your trees. When warm temperatures return, the adults and the eggs they laid before winter, will hatch and start feeding on your trees. This feeding frenzy can leave your tree vulnerable to destructive tree diseases. An application of dormant oil before the insects emerge from hibernation can protect your trees from stress and damage.
Traditional surface fertilizers are great for your lawn and garden, but trees have much deeper roots which means it takes a lot longer for fertilizer to actually start working. During the time it takes the fertilizer to reach the roots much of it has been lost to soil leaching and competition from other plants. Deep root fertilization is a unique targeted process that involves using high-pressure to inject a mixture of customized fertilizer and nutrients directly into the root system of the tree. This method encourages tree and shrub health throughout the year. The benefits of deep root fertilization last much longer than surface fertilizer.
Your trees are valuable assets to your property that should be enjoyed for generations. At North Georgia Lawn, our tree care experts will ensure that your trees are well taken care of. Our tree and shrub services are designed specifically for the growing season in Georgia.
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