How to Get Your Trees Ready for Summer

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    Inspection is key

    When was the last time you hired a tree expert to inspect your landscape? Lack of inspection can lead to tree removal Toronto when diseases and insects have attacked the tree making it unsalvageable. Those beautiful green lawns that you admire on magazines and calendars come at a cost. You must dedicate time to inspect your landscape and watch out for signs of tree damage or insect/disease infestation. If you ever suspect that your trees or shrubs have been attacked by insects or infected by a disease, contact an arborist immediately.

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    Understand common summer tree problems

    There are certain landscape issues that are quite common during summer. For instance, the trees might experience drought stress if proper watering is not done. During this season, trees are prone to pests such as summer aphids, chinch bugs, borers and Ips beetles. Borers particularly thrive in drought-stricken trees and can feed on the inner bark of the tree interfering with water supply flow to the branches and needles. Your local arborist Toronto can help you to address these common summer landscape problems and maintain the good health of your trees.

Summer is one of the harshest seasons for trees and shrubs. With proper care, your trees will maintain their strong and healthy state throughout the summer. We’ll show you how to prevent the summer storms and disease-causing organisms from weighing down on your trees.

Getting rid of those dead, diseased and unsafe branches from your trees and shrubs is very important. When you prune the trees during summer, it helps to form the structure and promote proper air circulation which encourages healthy growth of the tree.
It’s not too late to start mulching in summer if you didn’t get to do it in spring. Mulching provides various benefits such as preventing weed competition, stabilizing soil temperatures and conserving moisture in soil. Mulching should be done right. The rule of thumb is to cover the tree 3 to 4 inches of the mulch. You need to form a donut shape around the base of the tree when mulching. This ensures that the mulch is not too close to the trunk of the tree hence keep insects and diseases at bay.
The dry and hot summer weather can really take a toll on your trees. You need to consider proper irrigation methods especially for the newly planted or young trees. Most trees need one inch of water per week. Some have higher water demands. Choose deep watering which can be done fewer times than frequent shallow watering which can hinder growth.
The trees need to be adequately fertilized just in time for summer. Fertilization ensures that the tree gets just the right nutrition so that the leaves and shoots can grow as they should. Fertilization also helps to keep off pests and diseases. If the tree is growing in a high-stress area, call in a tree service Toronto to ensure all its fertilization needs are met.

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