We liken tree pruning to giving your landscape a haircut. Doing your pruning work now – as we’ve eluded to in the past – is probably the best. If you really want your yard to pop – it’s not a bad idea to hire a certified arborist. They’re able to see nooks and crannies that others don’t see – and they can swiftly identify problem branches, eliminate safety concerns – and most importantly – make that tree look good.
Fertilize your trees
Even though trees look like they’re dormant in the winter (and to a degree that’s correct) – they’re still feasting on nutrients. Fertilizing trees before the ground freezes will give your trees more than what they need for the winter. Once spring rolls around, those trees start growing and blooming – and most importantly – wowing – right away!
A word to the wary though – whenever it comes to fertilizing trees – we recommend you use a pro – especially in environments like we have up here in the northeast. Different fertilizers do different things and can also have positive and negative effects on the surrounding plants. So be sure to get a pro who knows what they’re doing for this part.
Give your lawn a proper tune-up
Just like you need to get an annual physical at the doctor’s or it’s good to take your car to the shop for a tune up, you should always do your annual walkthrough your lawn to see what needs help and what doesn’t. We’ve given some check lists to you in the past, so thumb through those, but like the previous two words of advice – having an arborist walk through with you can help identify issues before they become problems – and even save you time and money on things that aren’t as pressing.
Mulch is good
We’ve gone over the benefits of mulch a million and one times in the past insofar as the health of the tree is concerned, but purely from an aesthetic standpoint, mulch makes trees look great. It will space out your trees neatly, and greatly clean up the appearance of your lawn in no time.