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A Homeowner’s Guide to Proper Tree Care Practices

Whether trees are grown in Botanica – Community Gardens or your backyard, there are some general care practices that need to be implemented. As a homeowner, it’s imperative that you learn these basic care practices to ensure that your trees look spectacular all year round.

Regular Waterings

It has become normal practice to water our gardens and lawns. However, do you water your trees along with your lawn and gardens? If you’re like most homeowners, you skip this necessary tree care practice. It’s important to note that mature trees need about 1 inch of water a week while new trees need between 4 and 10 gallons of water a week.

Use Mulch

Mulch is commonly used for flower beds but is often forgotten when it comes to trees. Your trees should have a protective barrier of mulch around them. The mulch will help to trap moisture. It also protects your tree from unintentional cuts from the lawnmower. It’s recommended to lay down about 2 to 4 inches of mulch in the Wichita, KS region. Just be mindful that you don’t cover the base of the tree.

Prune Appropriately

When it comes to pruning, you need to take the life stage of your tree into account. You also need to consider the season. You only want to do major pruning when your tree is in a dormant state. This will protect against any life-threatening damage. When your tree is not dormant, you’ll want to focus on small pruning to remove dead or damaged twigs.

Get Regular Tree Inspections

If you have trees on your property, you should have one of our expert arborists inspect them on a regular basis. They’re trained to spot any early warning signs of disease or pest infestation. This can allow for prompt treatment of these issues so that you don’t end up with a partially or fully dead tree on your property.

Fertilize Yearly

Fertilizer helps to provide your trees with the nutrients they need to grow strong and tall. You should opt for adding fertilizer to the soil when you do your annual pruning. Make sure that you select a fertilizer that is specifically designed for the type of tree that you have.

Trees can provide a boost in value and aesthetics for any residential property. However, taking care of them on a regular basis is necessary to ensure that they continue to grow strong and look beautiful. Be sure to contact Complete Tree Service today to get the professional arbor care assistance that you need for your property.

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