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Seasonal Tree Care Tips: Summer Edition

As summer kicks into full gear, trees in your yard require special attention to stay healthy and vibrant. As a trusted tree care company, Driscoll Tree Service provides routine inspections and maintenance to protect your yard from the scorching heat. Here are some essential seasonal tree care tips to consider this summer.

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Watering Wisely

Trees need more water during summer to cope with the heat and potential drought. Tree service experts recommend watering deeply and less frequently than the usual shallow, frequent watering. This encourages more profound root growth, making trees more resilient. It is advisable to water early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation. This ensures the roots get the proper moisture and mitigates heat damage or premature tree removal.

Mulching for Moisture

Mulching is a fantastic way to conserve soil moisture and regulate temperature. Apply at least a 2 to 4-inch layer of organic mulch around the base of your trees, but keep it away from the trunk to prevent rot and other complications. Mulch retains moisture, suppresses weeds, and improves soil health as it decomposes. If you prefer a more professional approach, arborists can recommend a suitable mulch material for your yard and refresh it as needed throughout the summer.

Pruning Practices

Summer pruning should be done with caution. Tree pruning aims to remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches to maintain the tree's health. However, DIYers often need to pay more attention to over-pruning, increasing susceptibility to pests and diseases. You can avoid such issues by hiring a professional tree service provider to handle the heavy lifting. Experts focus on trimming small, overgrown branches to improve air circulation and sunlight penetration. This goes a long way to prevent fungal growth, health issues, and tree removal emergencies.

Fertilization and Soil Care

Healthy soil is the foundation of strong trees. Hire a tree care company to test your soil and determine the nutrient levels and pH balance. We can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to provide essential nutrients based on the results. If you opt for a DIY approach, avoid over-fertilizing, as this can cause excessive growth that the tree cannot sustain.

Preparing for Storms

Summer storms can cause significant damage to trees. Therefore, routine inspections can help you detect weak or overhanging branches, ensuring timely removal to prevent breakage. If there are large trees near your home or power lines, let professionals handle inspections and maintenance. Proper tree care reduces the likelihood of storm damage and poses less risk to property and safety.

Encouraging Wildlife Habitats

Trees are vital habitats for various wildlife. By maintaining healthy trees and providing additional habitat features like birdhouses or insect hotels, you can encourage birds, insects, and small mammals. This supports local ecosystems and helps with natural pest control and pollination.

Scheduling Professional Inspections

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While regular at-home care is essential, scheduling an annual inspection with a certified tree service expert can identify potential issues before they become serious problems. Professional arborists can offer expert advice tailored to your specific tree species and local climate conditions, ensuring your trees thrive in summer.

Following these seasonal tree care tips ensures your trees remain healthy, beautiful, and resilient during the summer months. Contact us at the Driscoll Tree Service and schedule a consultation with our experts to access proper care and mitigate summer challenges for a healthy yard year-round.

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