A Tree Care Company’s Checklist for Spring
Once the winter’s over, spring time is when all of the major growth spurts occur for trees, plants, bushes, and nature in general. At this point it’s very important that we’re able to influence or push the growth of these plants in the right direction during the spring season.
Now depending on the area you reside in, watering should be a big deal for you. We’re not saying to drown your plants, trees or shrubs in water but they should be receiving a healthy amount if there is no natural rain coming down. Drought is a very bad thing for plants. It’s important that you’re able to water around 2-3 inches equivalent to natural rainfall daily to maintain the upkeep of your plants.
Irrigation at a smaller rate will discourage growth and you might be looking at things such as root failure. We just don’t want to see your plants die. Root growth is the best outcome we could hope for when it comes to proper irrigation of your trees or plants.
Insects are a natural part of nature. Since we’re dealing with much younger, delicate plants and trees, our best advice is to stay away from the chemicals for now. Caterpillars such as the webworm or bagworms appear in the spring and strip down foliage on trees and plants. The best advice we can give is for you to just physically remove them rather than spraying any kind of pesticides. Later on, there are many pesticides available on the market safe to spray on plants in order to provide proper pest control within your landscape.
Pruning is something that should be done in a very delicate manner and only when absolutely needed. It’s a “less is more” type of solution and works the best when selective cuts are made during the spring/summer months. This means only trimming away branches that appear to be dead, diseased, dying or rubbing against others.