Four tips for summer tree care from your Denver tree and lawn care specialists

With summer in full swing, you may find yourself spending a lot more time outdoors. While you may be tending to your lawn and garden frequently, you may be forgetting about another essential part of Denver landscaping - tree care. While a healthy tree does not require much additional attention in the summer, there are a few things you can do to keep it healthy and thriving. To learn a few easy ways you can keep your trees in tip-top shape, check out our summer tree care tips below!

Water wisely

High summertime temperatures and dry spells mean your Denver tree may need a little extra water to stay healthy this season. While this may seem like a challenging task, watering your tree is easier than you may think. Begin by watering at your tree’s drip line, or the outermost area of the tree’s canopy. Be sure to water slowly and deeply, saturating the soil to a depth of around 12 inches. Continue this process in multiple locations around the drip line to ensure all root areas have received enough water. If your tree is in a non-irrigated turf or certain watering restrictions are in effect, water trees 2 to 4 times a month (depending on size).

Be mindful of pests

Although it is normal for trees to house a few critters, keep an eye out for pests this time of year. While it is unlikely a healthy tree would be infested, remaining vigilant is a great preventative measure. Keep an eye out for leaf discoloration, black or sooty mold, unknown sticky substances, and suspicious white spots, as these may be signs of infestation or disease. If you spot these or notice the health of your tree declining for an unknown reason, always call an expert arborist (like the ones at Growing Green) to inspect the issue.

Mulch and fertilize

One of the easiest ways you can keep your trees healthy this summer and beyond is by consistently mulching and fertilizing them. By fertilizing your trees in the summer, you can ensure they have ample nourishment to support healthy growth and keep pests at bay. Once your tree has been fertilized, mulching your tree properly is a great way to regulate soil temperatures and preserve moisture.  To properly mulch your tree, avoid mulching the immediate base. Instead, form a donut shape around the area.

Prevent damage from storms

With summer comes the potential for heavy winds and thunderstorms. Keep your family, home, and tree safe from these events by bracing or removing weak limbs. If you are unsure of what is needed to keep your tree safe from potentially damaging storms or have questions or concerns about the health of your trees, contact our Growing Green experts today. With services ranging from tree and shrub maintenance to organic weed control and lawn care treatments- our professionals are ready to assist you with your yard needs. We even offer snow and ice removal services during the colder months. Give our knowledgeable staff a call and set up your first appointment, today!
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