Keeping tabs on your tree and protecting it from infection and infestation is an ongoing, year-round effort. However, as much as we look forward to the beauty of Spring and our trees waking up from their long, winter slumber – Spring can be a treacherous time for trees as it’s during this time of year that they’re most susceptible to disease and infection.
We get a wide range of customers at our business – from the grizzled, hardened amateur arborists who only call us for the super important stuff to the newbie who’s just trying to get a handle on what they have in their yard with hopes of being able to take care of more landscaping issues on their own.
For those of you who fall into the later category, this blog is for you.
There’s no better cure for the winter blues than seeing tree buds bloom in the Spring. But when – precisely - does this begin and when will your tree begin to blossom again?
When you think about the kinds of things you need in order to live as a human being, they basically boil down to three things: Air, water and food.
As such – the same applies to the trees and plants that make up your landscapes. While arborists usually focus a lot on keeping your tree watered and fertilized, many folks forget that giving your tree the proper amount of space to breathe is just as important. While trees mainly grab much of their air from the Co2 in the atmosphere via photosynthesis, they also need space and air near their roots to survive.
One of the essential ingredients to selling a house – or even merely increasing its value – is its curb appeal. The Spring and Summer are prime selling seasons and the earlier your house looks good from the road, the more time you have to sell it. So this week’s blog is about that very thing – four things you can do to boost the curb appeal of your house in the spring.
There’s no doubt about it – the weather has been a little weird lately. It will be 20 and frigid one day, 60 and sunny the next. While no one’s complaining about the warmer weather – especially here in New England – it’s a very different story for your plants.
Plants are on a very specific cycle relative to the weather and when unusual events happen like they have this year, it can mess up those cycles and put your plants in possible danger of being infected, infested or potentially killed altogether.
So what are some things to consider and think about as the weather seemingly flip flops back and forth? That’s the subject of today’s blog. Here are a few things to consider when dealing with unseasonably warm (and cold) weather.
As the spring begins to rear its head, you’ll have some work on your hands getting your trees prepared for their peak-growing season. One of the most important tasks you’ll take part in – is inspecting your trees for pests and diseases, to make sure they’re coming back from those harsh, winter months as strong as possible.
Simply put, the winter can put a real beating on trees and as such, many may become weak and vulnerable to a number of issues. But don’t stress out. As long as you’re proactive, you can make sure your trees remain strong through their peak growing seasons.
Below, we’ll answer a few common questions about pests and diseases you should be on the look out for this spring:
Everyone loves the trees in their yard – from the life and vibrancy they give to your surroundings to the color they add to your curb appeal. But sometimes, those branches get a little too long. Sometimes, their branches droop a little too much. Sometimes, the branches begin to grow over your property line.
No matter which direction they’re growing in, it’s important to know what to do and when to take action when those limbs get a little bit too close for comfort.
As the snow melts and the weather warms up, it quickly becomes one of the most important times for any tree aficionado. Springtime is the time to get the most out of any potential tree growth.
Not only is your usual maintenance important, but it’s also time to protect against and look for the kinds of things can that hold your trees back; things like diseases, infections, pests and the like.
Getting off to a good start in the spring is essential. More specifically – it’s most important to get a start to the start. And as such – that’s what we’re here to discuss today. Imagine it’s day #1 – it’s a balmy, bikini weather-esque 55 degrees out. You’re emerging from your winter tree loving hibernation. It’s time to get to work.
Here’s what you should be doing first:
Needless to say, we’re in the midst of peak snow season and with it comes the spreading of salt, sand and all sorts of other minerals that get flung all over the ground in order to prevent ice from freezing, snow from accumulating and the like. All in all, this is a good thing – but it’s also worth noting that these substances can do a real job on your trees.
This week’s blog lets you know what to look for and how to protect against this kind of damage.