Tips for Caring for Your Trees, Part 1

Whether you have brand new trees in your yard, or if you’ve had trees for a long time, there are many steps you must take in order to ensure that your trees have the proper amount of care. If you do not do this carefully, you may find that your trees wilt and die much more quickly than you can bring them back to life. Trees are beautiful additions to your home, but it is vital that you know just what to do in order to take care of them. Read on to find out more about taking care of the trees on your property.

Limit Staking

Tree staking is never done with the intention of harming your tree. Staking is typically done with love and with a desire to promote root and trunk growth as well as to protect a young tree from potential harm. While some tree planters do not understand this, rather than helping a tree develop root and trunk growth, improper staking replaces a supportive trunk and root system with an artificial support that causes the tree to put its resources into growing taller but not growing wider. If you are not careful with how you stake, you may harm your tree more than help it.

Transplanting your trees

Tree owners may often need to move or transplant their trees from either a nursery or another place within the yard. Yard trees may have been planted too thickly or threaten to out-grow the available space. Size is a critical factor in transplanting. The larger the tree, the more difficult it is to transplant.

Protect your tree’s CRZ

Before you begin a mulching project, become familiar with the critical root zone of your tree, otherwise known as the tree protection zone. This zone is generally defined as the area under a tree and out to its dripline. Improving conditions in this protection zone will also result in major health benefits to a tree.

Mulch your tree

Mulching is perhaps the most beneficial thing a home owner can do for the health of a young tree. Mulches are materials placed in the soil at the surface to improve structure, oxygen levels, temperature, and moisture availability. If properly applied, mulch can give landscapes a handsome, well-groomed appearance. This is a great way to increase the quality of your home.

These tips and more are all great ideas and ways to help ensure that your trees stay healthy and get the best possible care they deserve. If you have any questions regarding the best type of care for your tree, contact our offices today. Our landscapers in Las Vegas can help you with all your tree needs and questions, and you will love the look of your trees in no time. Speak with us today for more information on how best to take care of your trees.

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