Spring is the perfect time to take care of your trees and set them up for a healthy growing season! These simple steps will help ensure that your trees stay healthy, provide shade, and produce fruit for your family this year.
Assess your tree’s overall health.
- Inspect for dead limbs, frostbite, or lesions on the leaves.
- Prune away any dead, damaged, or diseased limbs.
Make sure your trees are well watered.
- Check the moisture level of the soil several inches below the surface once a week. The soil should be damp but not wet.
- Inspect any irrigation systems for leaks or clogs.
- Use approximately 10 gallons of water for each inch of the tree’s trunk diameter.
Check your mulch and replace if needed.
- Use your mulch to conserve moisture. Keep the soil covered with 3-5 inches of mulch, starting a few inches from the trunk and getting thicker toward the outer edge. Placing too much mulch directly against the trunk can cause the wood to rot over time.
Remove weeds and debris from around the trunk.
- Weeds compete with trees for water and nutrients, so take care to remove them.
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