10 Resolutions For Your Yard

10 Resolutions For Your Yard

John MauriceJohn Maurice, our Tree Care Operations Manager, offers some practical new year’s advice for your trees. Have a question or concern? Reach us at (704) 525-7148 or office@arborscapes.com. We are eager to help. You can visit us 24/7 at Arborscapes.net.

Exercising more isn’t the only resolution you should make early in 2022. Here are 10 things to resolve to do to help keep your trees healthy and thriving early in this new year, in the midst of winter weather.

  1. Properly mulch your trees and shrubs. This helps regulate soil temperature during the winter months.
  2. Planting trees in this cold weather helps reduce stress that can result from heat and drought in the warmer months.
  3. Dormant oil spray treatments will help reduce the winter population of pests and/or insect eggs.
  4. During this dormant period, we recommend you do some structural pruning to keep your trees healthy and sound. Also, remove any dead, dying or diseased limbs. Depending on the scale of the work, call us if you need help.
  5. Continue watering and properly irrigating your trees in periods when we haven’t had enough rain.
  6. Properly fertilize your trees and shrubs. This task is best directed by a professional to make sure you are doing this in the proper amount. Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you.
  7. Prune your large hollies and crape myrtles.
  8. Make an appointment to have an ISA Certified Arborist come out and visually inspect your trees and woody shrubs.
  9. Meet with your Arborist to set up a Plant Health Care Management Program for the upcoming growing season. In this neck of the woods, that means mid-March to late September.
  10. Take care of business now and you’ll enjoy the beauty and shade of your trees come spring and summer. Happy new year! And by all means, resolve to exercise!
John Maurice

A self-proclaimed tree hugger and preservationist, John has more than 20 years of experience in arboriculture. He earned an Associate Degree in Horticulture Technology from Central Piedmont Community College and became a Board-Certified Master Arborist in 2012.

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