Preparing for Spring
The winter is coming to a close and the 20th of March marks the first day of Spring. This means your trees are reaching the end of their dormant season. Therefore, there are a few things you need to do to prepare them for the quickly approaching Spring.
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Your trees are still dormant which is this is the best time of year to prune them. The lack of leaves on the trees will allow you to get a much better prune and will have much less impact on the visual landscape. Getting pruning done now will give your trees the necessary time to heal before the harsh summer sun is beating down on them.
It’s a good idea to take advantage of the clear visibility of your trees limbs and branches during this time. You can clearly see if there are any infested, damaged or worrying parts of the tree and you can get it seen to by a professional before it’s too late. A professional arborist will be able to tell you what actions need to be taken on your trees to keep them healthy for the upcoming summer. This may mean removing branches, stumps or whole trees that have become a danger.
Spring is a great time to apply some mulch in a circle around the base of your tree. However, you should be careful to make sure no mulch is actually touching the tree. Instead, there should be a 3 to 4 in gap between the tree and the surrounding mulch. Mulch is great for trees because it helps lock in much needed moisture and help deter weed growth which can restrict the nutrients being absorbed by the tree.
Spring is also a great time for fertilising. Fertiliser is beneficial as it adds in the nutrients into the soil that it was missing originally. We suggest testing your soil to make sure the fertiliser you use is having the biggest benefit for you trees.
If you have any other questions about how to best prepare your trees for Spring, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to help and only a phone call away.