Posted on: 11 October 2021
When planting a new tree in your yard, you can best help it grow and stay healthy by ensuring it has nutritious soil, protection from pests and diseases, and a regular schedule of trimming and pruning. Tree care professionals can help establish the best care routines for your new tree and help you catch any signs of trouble early on.
Soil and Root Care
Healthy soil is essential for helping a new tree acclimate to your yard. Before a tree is planted, the soil should be inspected for nutrients and also how compacted it is. Soil that is too compacted can prevent root growth, which can deprive the tree of nutrients and cause weakness or death.
A tree's root system is also important to understand when it comes to placement. Certain trees' root systems can spread far and shallow, which can disrupt sidewalks, driveways, and plumbing. A professional can recommend the best place to plant your tree, or if necessary, suggest alternative species of tree that might be a better and less disruptive fit. Soil can be modified to improve a tree's nutrients and promote healthy root growth, but this should be done before any trees are planted.
Pest and Disease Control
New trees can be particularly vulnerable to pest infestations and diseases as a result of stress and acclimating to a new environment, so catching any trouble early is essential for the long-term health of your tree.
Tree care specialists can help in a few different ways. First, since they will be knowledgeable about the particular pests and diseases in your area and what trees they affect, they can help you set up a preventative treatment plan. Second, they can return on a regular basis to keep up with treatment applications. Third, they can help you understand what signs of infestation and disease look like so you can spot problems on your own.
Trimming and Pruning
Trees are always growing, but the first few years in new soil can be some of the most important years to take care of your tree while it settles in. Having a steady trimming and pruning schedule can help immensely, both by making sure that your tree isn't growing too large too fast and by making sure that any dead branches are cleared away before they have a chance to fall and potentially cause damage or injury.
The best time of year to trim and prune can depend on the age of the tree, the species of tree, the climate you live in, and other factors. Professional tree care specialists will know the best times, and the best ways, to take care of your specific trees. Regular care also has the added benefit of making sure you catch infestations and diseases early. Contact a residential tree care service for more information.Share