6 Essential Summer Tree Care Tips from Earnest Tree Service

Last Updated 6/10/2024Posted in Trusted in Tree Services, Homepage Blog Preview

Did you know that Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer! As the vibrant season of summer arrives, it's crucial to pay attention to the health and maintenance of your trees. Proper tree care during this time can help them thrive, withstand the heat, and contribute to the overall beauty of your landscape. Earnest Tree Service offers some essential summer tree care tips to ensure the well-being and longevity of your trees.

1. Hydration is Key:

The scorching summer heat can quickly dehydrate trees, making them susceptible to stress and diseases. Ensure your trees receive adequate water by deeply watering them. Give a thorough soaking to the root zone, ideally providing 1-1.5 inches of water per week. Consider using a slow-release drip irrigation system or soaker hoses to deliver water directly to the roots and minimize evaporation.

2. Mulching for Moisture Retention:

Mulching is an excellent practice to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or bark, around the base of your trees. Aim for a depth of 2-4 inches, making sure to leave a gap around the trunk to prevent moisture buildup and potential diseases.

3. Pruning and Trimming:

Summer is an ideal time to inspect your trees for any dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Prune them promptly to enhance tree health, appearance, and safety. Additionally, strategic pruning can improve air circulation, allowing the tree to withstand summer storms and minimize the risk of limb breakage. Hire a professional tree service like Earnest Tree Service for expert pruning to avoid unnecessary damage.

Learn more about the difference between tree pruning and tree trimming, and how we can help, here.

4. Pest and Disease Management:

Summer months bring various pests and diseases that can harm your trees. Regularly inspect the foliage, branches, and trunk for signs of infestation or diseases like aphids, spider mites, powdery mildew, or leaf spot. Consult with a certified arborist if you notice any concerning symptoms, as early intervention is crucial in preventing widespread damage.

5. Protection from Extreme Heat:

Extreme heat can cause stress to trees, especially young or recently planted ones. Shield them from direct sunlight and excessive heat by using shade cloths or installing temporary sun barriers. 

6. Proper Fertilization:

Feeding your trees with the right nutrients is essential for their growth and development during the summer. Consult with an arborist or a professional tree service to determine the appropriate fertilizer and application method for your tree species. Avoid excessive fertilization, as it can lead to nutrient imbalances and harm the tree's health.

With proper care and attention, your trees can flourish and provide shade, beauty, and environmental benefits throughout the summer season and beyond. Earnest Tree Service recommends following these summer tree care tips to maintain the health, vitality, and aesthetic appeal of your trees. If you require expert assistance or have specific concerns about your trees, don't hesitate to reach out to our qualified arborists. Happy summer tree care!

About Us:

At Earnest Tree Service, we provide all tree services to include tree removal, tree pruning, emergency tree removal, landscaping projects and more. We also offer stump grinding services to eliminate safety hazards on your land.

We are a fully licensed and insured tree service company. Our job is to ensure the safety and care of your trees and your property. We can improve the health and appearance of your trees or manage them so that they are no longer a threat on your property.

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