Top Informative Tree Guides For The Upcoming Spring Season

Top Informative Tree Guides For The Upcoming Spring Season

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If you would like to improve the way that your trees are going to grow during the up and coming spring season, there are several things that must be done to prepare them. Although trees tend to grow very well on their own, especially larger ones, there are always problems that can occur. For example, if you are not pruning them properly, or providing them with enough fertilizer, there are illnesses that they could develop. Here are a few tips that you can use in order to properly prepare your trees prior to springtime arriving.

What You Should Do During The Winter

A couple things that you should do during the winter is beginning to prune your trees. You should begin at the very top. By cutting them back on your way down, you can sculpt the tree, and at the same time begin to minimize the number of branches that are there. This can do one of two things. First of all, it’s going to allow more nutrients to get to different parts of the tree without being spread too thin. Finally, it’s going to prevent the tree from getting any thicker, something that could cause a lack of photosynthesis. The other thing that you should do is provide your tree with fertilizer. This should be placed in the ground, preferably with nitrogen, and watered at least two months before the spring season arrives. Once it gets warm, and the tree becomes less dormant, it will have the fertilizer to use in order to get a healthy start.

Using Manure Or Compost In The Soil

On a separate day, you should consider adding cow manure to the soil. You can also go to the local store and pick up compost. This is going to have an incredible amount of nutrients that the tree can use to help it grow much more successfully. The combination of the nitrogen, along with the nutrients in the compost, will give the tree everything that it needs to grow in a healthy manner. Additionally, you should water the tree several days prior to the arrival of spring just to make sure the ground is saturated and the roots can absorb all of these nutrients much more easily.

Additional Tips You Can Use

Final tips to consider are pruning tree branches that look as if they are dying. There could be some that are not just dead but are becoming black. It is possible that these branches have some type of disease, one that could begin to process through the entire tree once spring arrives. By removing these, especially a few months before spring, this will give the tree time to heal. This will prevent any bugs from getting into the open wound caused by the pruning, and will also eliminate the need for the tree to fight what could be a bacterial or viral infection.

Trees are just like people in that they need to be cared for on a continual basis. As mentioned before, larger trees may not have the problems that younger ones will, but they still do need nutrients and proper watering. If you are able to prune your trees successfully during the months of January and February, this will give the tree plenty of time to begin to heal from having the branches removed. If you are also able to water the tree several weeks before the arrival of spring, when the temperatures begin to rise, it will be more than ready to absorb all of the nutrients and begin to grow in the most healthy manner possible.