3 Tips For Preparing Your Young Trees For The Spring Growing Season

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3 Tips For Preparing Your Young Trees For The Spring Growing Season

6 March 2018
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As winter comes to an end, you may be anxious to get outside and get some work done in your yard, including taking care of your young trees. If so, use the following tips to prepare your trees for the spring growing season.

Clean Out Any Debris

When you start getting your young trees ready for spring, the first thing you should do is start clearing out any debris both inside and around them. Getting rid of debris such as stray plastic bags or strings inside the trees lets air circulate around the trees and branches. It also keeps anything from wrapping around the branches and cutting into them while the trees grow.

Keeping the ground around the trees clear of leaves, grass clippings, and weeds give the roots air and water they need to grow healthily. Rake the area well, and clear out any grass or weeds that could rob the trees of nutrients.

Place Mulch Around the Trees

After you clear away all of the debris and weeds from around the trees, place a few inches of mulch around them. The mulch will keep the weeds from growing back.

If you make your own mulch in a compost pile, the mulch can also serve as a fertilizer for your trees. The extra nutrients in the compost will run down to your trees' roots when it rains or while you are watering them. These extra nutrients can then produce brighter, greener foliage.

Cut Out Any Dead Branches

Another important step in preparing your trees for the growing season is to cut out any dead branches. If you leave dead branches in your trees, they could harm the trees by attracting unwanted insects or disease. Because your trees are immature, they may not be able to fight off the threats, making the grow sick and possibly die.

Dead branches are also more prone to rotting. As they rot, the deterioration can spread to the trees trunks, weakening them and eventually killing them.

If you are unsure about the health of a branch while a tree is still dormant, wait until the tree starts to produce buds. If no buds are found on the branch, it is most likely dead and can be safely removed.

Preparing your young trees can help them stay healthy during the growing season. However, if you are unsure about trimming your trees yourself, fearful that you may damage them, contact a tree pruning service to have them do the job for you. For more information, contact a company like Ross Tree Company.