Spring is one of the most important seasons for many plants. After being dormant during the winter cold months, trees and vegetation in your landscape will require a few maintenance projects to maximize their health, growing potential, and durability. By caring for your trees you can keep them healthier longer and help them survive extreme weather, insects, and diseases. With that in mind, we at Milam’s Tree Service would to relate a few things you can do for your trees for spring.
Spring Tree Care
– Tree Pruning & Trimming. Most trees need a good pruning and trimming just at the beginning of spring and the beneficial gain of the trimming is exceptional. However, there are some species of trees that require pruning in late summer or fall. If you are uncertain ask for professional assistance. Just before the trees begin to bud, trimming the limbs that didn’t survive the winter is priority; late winter or early spring are ideal. Before all the nutrients are wasted on a limb that is unsalvageable, this can ensure that the rest of tree is getting the much needed nutrients to stimulate growth and strength. After all the essential tree’s limbs have been trimmed, giving them their shape and balance follows.
– Dormant Oil Spray for Evergreens. Apply the dormant oil to your trees once the temperatures have consistently stayed above freezing for at least four weeks, but before the trees begin to bud. The dormant oil will kill the harmful insect and mites that might be infesting your trees, but timing is crucial. If the oil is applied too early or too late, it can be extremely harmful for the trees. Applying the dormant oil can kill harmful insects or mites.
– Remove Winter Care Wraps. The younglings that were wrapped or encased with additional support systems to help them endure the cold months and extreme weather, need to be stripped down at this time. Trees that are left wrapped for too long can have their growth hindered as well as reducing their health. During winter, the wraps absorbed much of the condensation from any rain and hail. The wraps are now housing too much moisture which is the perfect harbors of mold and arboreal disease as well as contributing to root rot.
– Putting Mulch Around Trees. Just as spring begins its season, apply your first layer of mulch and fertilizer. Mulch is often a step maybe tree enthusiasts forget, but the mulch is a perfect resource for your root system’s health and strength. A common mistake is that people will lay plastic sheeting before applying the mulch and fertilizer; the plastic will suffocate your tree’s roots, which will ultimately kill your trees.
– Spring Tree Planting & Transplanting Tips. If you are eager to add trees to your grounds, spring is the best time of year to plant the younglings. Most species are only beginning to arouse and are mostly dormant, giving them the opportunity to acclimate to their new environment and soil conditions. The ice and snow has melted, providing a perfectly moisturized location and the soil will be easily loosened. Be sure to include compost and fertilizer in the loosely compacted soil when plotting them into the ground.
Tree Trimming, Pruning, Removal & More in McDonough, Jackson, Jonesboro, Fayetteville & Hampton as well as Fayette, Clayton & Henry Counties in Georgia
If you need help pruning and trimming your trees, or have a few that didn’t survive the winter and need to be removed, contact Milam’s Tree Services and let our experts perform trimming, pruning, or removal services to get your landscape ready for spring and summer.