Winterize Your Yard

 

During this season, the harsh winter weather can negatively impact your yard. Unfortunately, fallen trees weighted by ice can cause severe damage to your yard and home. In many cases, this outcome can be avoided through preventative maintenance.

Typically, homeowners will prepare their homes to avoid freezing pipes—preparing your yard for winter is similarly vital for the well-being of your trees and house. Between freezing temperatures, unfriendly winds, and cold soil, even down to the roots, trees are undergoing intense inclement weather which can lead to damage.

Through proper fertilization, strategic pruning, and risk assessment, your trees and yard can be ready to face the harsh winter cold.

Feed your trees a hearty holiday meal.

Since trees are supplied with vital nutrients through their roots deep below the ground, ensuring the soil supplies the tree’s needs can greatly impact how your plants weather the winter storms. Testing your soil is necessary to guarantee that` the right composition of nutrients are available to supply your tree. Although trees grow and metabolize their food differently in the winter, the roots are still growing beneath the surface so make sure they are properly fed.

Trimming your trees is not just a decorating thing.

Proper pruning could not only prevent a fallen limb or tree altogether, but also allow the tree to flourish better in the spring season. When pruning, starting on a milder day is ideal. Removing damaged and diseased limbs should be completed first as these branches will most likely be the ones to not survive intense wind, snow, or ice. Beyond that, pruning branches which are weak or overgrown can help maintain the overall strength at the crown of the tree.

Make sure none of your trees are on the naughty list.

In many cases, damage to your home and property can be prevented if the trees on your property are assessed by a professional. Typically, a tree which falls needed either preventive care or was already in need of removal. We have our Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) so our team can be trusted to determine the trees which may need some attention or removal for the protection of your yard.

For the health of your trees and the safety of your yard this winter, prepare your trees through proper plant care. Call 770-Tree-Guy today!