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Prepare for Summer with Our Helpful Tree Care Tips

tree canopyAs summer approaches, there are certain steps you can take to maintain the health and attractive appearance of your trees. As your arborist in Cincinnati, we are available to provide a full range of services to promote your trees’ wellbeing. Here are a few tips on how you can prepare for summer.

  1. Mulching – Mulching is an effective way to prevent weeds, conserve soil moisture, and stabilize soil temperature. It’s best to mulch in a donut shape around the tree without mounding the mulch against the trunk, which can lead to insect problems and disease.
  2. Fertilization – Before summer, consider fertilizing your trees so that they have the right nutrition to support continued growth.
  3. Pruning – Summertime pruning may be necessary if you have dead branches or trees that flower in the spring.
  4. Irrigation – On average, trees need about an inch of water per week. Especially if you have young or newly planted trees, you’ll want to make sure they get an appropriate amount of water.
  5. Pest Inspections – It never hurts to check for pests before they lead to major problems; your arborist will identify any threats to your trees and recommend any needed treatments.