Understanding Seasonal Changes is Important
The seasonal transition from spring to summer may not be the most drastic when compared to other seasonal changes, but this is an important time for homeowners to keep their trees in good condition. The rising temperatures and seasonal inclement weather can still threaten those trees that have become a staple of your home’s landscape. It is important to be sure they can withstand the heat, storms, and potential droughts that summer seasons can bring. So, for Roswell, GA, homeowners, here are a few facts to know about your trees this summer, provided by the area’s trusted tree removal service pros from Trees of Georgia.
Tip #1: To Prune, or Not to Prune
In the summer months, homeowners may be spending more time outside doing yard work or enjoying the warm weather. If you see a tree that is filled out and possibly overgrown, it may be tempting to grab the tools from the garage and go to town on your trees by shaping and cutting them back. However, this is a job best done by a professional. It can be very easy for a homeowner to make a crucial mistake while trimming a tree, such as over-pruning, which can lead to the trees being less full next year, or worse, they may even die.
Tip #2: Watering and Mulching
Water and mulch are extra important during these hot summer months. But, as with pruning, it is also important not to overdo it since over-watering your tree can be detrimental. While it is true that the water will dry up quicker due to the heat, try not to baby your trees and shrubs. Instead, just monitor the condition of the soil and its moisture level around them, deep into the soil. If the soil feels damp, your tree is probably happy. Despite the wide variety of trees found here in Roswell and their individual watering needs, a typical rule of thumb is to water about 5-10 gallons per 1 inch of trunk diameter.
Mulching goes hand-in-hand with watering since it can make a big impact on moisture retention. Adding mulch, preferably bark or wood-based, around the tree helps protect the roots from the high heat. Spread the mulch around the root zone in a layer that is about 2-3 inches thick and try to avoid piling it up at the base of the tree as the moisture will encourage fungal growth. This will minimize the stress the trees feel throughout the summer.
Tip #3: Check Overall Tree Health
Summertime is one of the best times to inspect your trees for disease and insect infestation. This is also the season when trees should be their most full and green, making it easier to recognize declining tree health. So take note of yellowing leaves, wood dust, boreholes, or leaf dieback.
As always, we highly recommend consulting with a tree removal service and certified arborist when you have any concerns about waning health. Pest infestations and diseases can actually be worse than how they appear to an untrained eye or can be affecting areas of the tree that are difficult to reach.
Trees of Georgia, A 5-Star Tree Removal Service in Roswell, GA
Here at Trees of Georgia, we pride ourselves on employing the best of the best. We have a multitude of tree removal experts who are constantly learning, growing, and teaching. Our staff is trained to help make sure your trees only add value to your property and cause no future damage. On top of a stellar staff, we also provide tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, and more for prices that beat the competition.
Trees of Georgia is licensed and insured so you can trust us to provide safe and quality work. Give us a call at (770) 882-4955 or contact us here for a free consultation.