6 Reasons To Hire A Residential Tree Care Service This Spring

Posted on: 7 July 2021

When spring arrives and the weather warms up, humans, animals, and plants all begin to perk up. This is a good time for some garden maintenance. If you have one or more trees in your yard, spring is the ideal time to give them a boost.

With the right tree maintenance and care, your trees will flourish in the coming spring and summer months. That's why early spring is a good time to hire a residential tree care service, especially if you have several trees on your property.

1. Inspection to check the health of your tree

Winter can sometimes be tough on trees, especially if the winter was colder than usual. A tree care service can inspect your trees and look for any signs of disease or distress. They can then recommend the proper treatment, which may or may not involve pruning.

2. Removal of pests

Pests such as aphids and spider mites come out in spring after taking shelter on dormant trees. A tree care service can spot these pests and dispose of them while their numbers are still low.

3. Pruning to remove dead branches

Dead and dying branches take up space and can block air from circulating through a tree's canopy. Dead branches are also unsightly, and they attract pests like carpenter ants. A tree care service will prune away any dead or dying branches to improve the health and the look of your trees.

4. Pruning to optimize flower and fruit growth

Only an expert knows how to prune a tree in spring to optimize the growth and flowers and fruit. With careful pruning, your trees will produce more blooms and more fruit in the coming spring.

5. Application of slow-release fertilizer

After winter, the soil may lack nutrients due to the weather, pests, and diseases. To give your trees a good start this spring, hire a tree care service to apply a slow-release fertilizer to the soil around your trees.

6. Selection and planting of new trees

Spring is a great time to plant some new additions in your yard. But you would be wise to hire a tree care service to do this for you. They can assess your yard, the space, and the soil type, for instance, and then select and plant in an appropriate site, a new tree for your yard.  

Early spring is a good time to give your trees some TLC. And with the help of a professional tree service, your trees will get the level of care they deserve. This will allow you to enjoy your trees once they bloom and flourish during the spring and summer months. Contact a residential tree care service to learn more about your options.