The trees growing in your yard add shade, provide homes for wildlife, and help cool your home during the summer. Summer can be a dangerous time for your trees, as extreme heat and drought can cause stress and even kill them. Keeping your trees protected against disease is also important. Here are some tips to help you keep your trees healthy this summer.
Water Your Trees
During the heat of summer it is important to make sure you take care of your trees, young and old.
Maintaining a beautiful lawn beneath pine trees can be challenging at best, but it's not impossible. You will want to take steps to keep the trees healthy without compromising the health of the grass. The following tips can help you do just that so both trees and lawn can remain lush and attractive.
Tip #1: Rake often
Pine trees shed needles year round in small amounts, although many varieties also drop a large amount of needles in fall.
Heavy snow can be damaging to trees, even dormant deciduous trees. If a branch is weak or the load is heavy, it may give way and break. The following guide can help you determine what to do if a branch breaks off of a dormant tree, along with providing some ongoing care advice to prevent future breakage.
Consider a splint
When surveying the break, determine whether the branch is worth saving.
You might not spend much time looking at the trees in your front yard throughout the year, but when the Christmas season arrives, you'll be either climbing the tree or putting a ladder against it to hang some strings of Christmas lights. In addition to making your yard appear more festive, this exercise gives you a chance to notice any issues with your trees so that they can be dealt with professionally.
The trees on your property can require a lot of maintenance. However, many homeowners are not very informed when it comes to some of the routine work that a tree may require. In particular, tree trimming is a task that may eventually need to be done to your tree, but if you have never had this type of work done before, you might benefit from learning the answers to some commonly asked tree-trimming questions.