Trees of Georgia, Your Roswell, Ga, Tree Service Professionals Ask, Are Your Trees Ready for Fall’s Colors?
It’s almost that time of year again when the trees begin to change colors and leaves cover our lawns. Cooler weather means finally getting to escape the air-conditioned refuge of our homes and to once again comfortably embrace the outdoors. Although Fall is always a welcomed sight, it means we become more observant of the trees aligning our neighbor’s yards. Everyone wants to have those beautiful, healthy trees in their yards that produce the perfect foliage for Fall photo backdrops, but it can require plenty of attention and nurturing to maintain healthy trees, year-round. So, what can be done to help the trees in your Roswell, Ga, yard shine this Fall? Below, Trees of Georgia, your most trusted tree service, will walk you through a few tips and recommendations to ensure your trees are in tip-top shape for years to come.
Want to Add Trees?
Where you live in the U.S. determines how early in the Fall you need to plant additional trees on your property. In North Georgia the best time to do so is typically between the months of November and December. Fall tree planting allows the new trees to establish adequate roots before going dormant which in turn will be able to provide plenty of water come Spring and Summer. If planted and cared for properly through the coldest months, the new tree is almost guaranteed to last.
- Of course, with a proposed addition to the yard as big and impactful as the tree, plenty of planning needs to be done prior to planting. Make sure that the area where you want the tree is able to accommodate the size and needs of the tree being planted. It needs to allow for the right amount of sunlight, be able to provide sufficient room for the fully-matured canopy, as well as having ample soil volume that lets the roots spread and grow.
- Before digging, be sure to check for any underground utility lines that you may come in contact with – this should be done prior to digging for any project by calling 811. Similarly, make sure that any overhead power lines will continue to stay away from the tree’s branches as it grows, and that the tree is not planted too close to a physical structure that will impact either the tree or the structure itself.
- Now that you have assured that the space will accommodate the tree for years to come, it is time to look at what needs to be done when actually planting your tree.
- Dig a hole that is two or three times wider than the root ball/container/bare roots and make sure that the top of the root ball, or first lateral layer of roots, sits about an inch or two above the soil.
- Now that the tree is in the hole, double-check that it is standing straight before beginning to firmly repack the soil, ensuring that there are not any air pockets.
- Once filled in, review your tree’s specific watering needs and follow them carefully. Your soil and the chosen location may require slight adjustments to the watering schedule and volume. But, generally, trees need to be watered deeply and infrequently. Typically, a deep watering about once a week should be sufficient.
Remember before you plant your newest tree addition, you need to make sure the area is right for tree growth now and in the future. Be sure that in full growth, the tree will not overshadow your home or other landscaping. In some cases, it might be a good idea to have an experienced Roswell, Ga, tree service come out and perform some tree trimming or even removal of dead trees and limbs.
Check Your Soil
Soil quality and type will inevitably vary by region, but can even vary from yard to yard. Trees can easily prosper in forests and such while proving to be temperamental in a yard. That is due to the richness and nutrients that are found in those different soils – trees in the woods grow out of healthy, rich soil thanks to a protective forest floor and decaying plant matter which naturally fertilizes the sapling. The goal is to recreate those optimal conditions for the new tree in your yard. This can be done by making sure the soil does not stay too damp or get too dry, applying appropriate fertilizer(s), and adequately mulching over the roots.
Clean and Prune
So, your new tree is now planted, happily watered, and fed, and has plenty of room to stretch and grow. Next, the ground around not only the new tree but the entire yard should be kept clear of fallen leaves as the decaying leaves can suffocate the lawn and trap excess moisture in the soil leading to mold growth and, possibly, disease.
Fall is also the best time to do any tree trimming and pruning that needs to be done. While almost all of these tips and suggestions can best be handled by industry professionals, it is highly recommended this particular task be undertaken by an experienced and trusted local tree service. If you are located in Roswell, Ga, or its surrounding communities, Trees of Georgia is your go-to source for tree care services. Pruning and trimming medium and large limbs, especially when out of reach from the ground, is a dangerous job that can lead to serious injury or damage to your property.
Inspect Existing Tree Health
As Fall progresses and your trees lose more of their leaves, you are able to see more and more of the tree itself. For that reason, this is the best time to examine it, checking for diseases, pest infestations, dead or dying limbs, and anything else that may threaten its overall health.
However, once again, this job can be quite tricky as disease and insect invasions are not always noticeable to novice gardeners. Many subtle signs require a trained, skillful arborist to spot and identify exactly what is affecting a tree. It is always a wise choice to contact a tree service professional that knows their stuff to come inspect the trees on your property and nurse them back to health, and keep you and your family safe from would-be falling limbs.
Caring for Your Trees This Fall With The Most Trusted Tree Service in Roswell, Ga
Tree care is vital, yet is often overlooked or ignored by many households. From planting new trees to removing dead ones, a professional tree service like Trees of Georgia will give you peace of mind and provide your property with vibrant, strong, and beautiful trees year after year. Servicing the Roswell, Ga, area and beyond, we have become a trusted name in the tree service market since 2007, and have a proven track record to show it. We want to see your trees and property thrive through every season just as much as you do. Our expert team will confidently take care of any of your tree needs with quality services and prices that beat out the competition.