Trees are among the most precious elements in your landscape. They enhance the aesthetic and offer many health benefits. They also take a long time to grow and have a long life span. Some trees have been there for generations, so it is essential to keep them healthy. Caring for your trees regularly and providing them with essential nutrients ensures that they stay strong and healthy. 

Here’s how you can do that! 

Know your trees needs

Every tree has different requirements. Hence, it is essential to know what each tree needs—research their water requirements, soil type, diseases, and more. Consult a professional arborist to help you with your research.

Protect the tree roots

Most homeowners take care of the trunk and branches but ignore the underground roots. However, healthy roots are essential for your tree’s growth and survival. Compacted soil is the most prominent reason for root decay, so ensure that the soil over the critical root zone of your tree isn’t compact and receives adequate airflow. 

Care for the tree bark

The tree bark acts as a protective layer for the internal parts of your tree, so a healthy tree bark increases their disease resistance. Take measures to ensure that your tree bark isn’t damaged. Here are a few preventive measures you can take:

  • Ensure that your lawn equipment doesn’t hit the lower tree trunk or damage the bark when you’re using it.
  • Ensure that the branches are separated so that they don’t rub off each other and cause scarring on the barks while pruning. 
  • Sometimes the lower branches get hit by vehicles, so remove the lower limbs of your trees to ensure that cars do not hit your trees. 

Water efficiently

Most mature trees can survive on their own in the existing environment. However, during periods of extended droughts, you may need to water your trees. If you have trees that require more water, you may need to water them on alternate days during severe droughts. However, most trees don’t require watering during winters. 

Pruning correctly

Pruning is a tree care activity essential to keep your trees healthy in the long haul. Pruning involves removing any dead or decaying branches to keep your trees healthy. Here is the list of things you should keep in mind while pruning your trees.

  1. Crossing branches: Branches entwined together may rub off on each other, causing lesions on the barks. So you should remove the branch with a smaller diameter during pruning sessions.
  2. Remove dead and dying breaches: Leaving dead and decaying branches on your trees invites pests and diseases. So you should examine your trees and remove any such branches during every pruning session. 
  3. Low branches: Removing any low branches allows more light into your landscape so that soil and plants growing under the trees receive much-needed sunlight. It also prevents trees from getting hit by vehicles.

About Marshall Tree Service and Landscaping LLC 

Marshall’s Tree Services should be your one-stop destination if you are looking for tree care and landscaping services in the South Florida region. Our services include tree and stump removal, pruning, installation, landscaping, and pest control. Call (754) 235-1926 or (786) 738-4886 to schedule a free review or learn more about our tree and landscaping services. You can also reach us at melchionnoj@yahoo.com or fill out our contact form to get a call back from us.