Across the country the weather is starting to cool down as the hot summer temperatures begin to dissipate. There are many different things you will want to do to prepare your home for the upcoming winter temperatures. One of the things that you will want to put on your list is to prepare your trees for the cooler weather. Today Chandler’s Tree & Crane Service is going to walk you through some simple things that you can do to help your trees make it nice and healthy through this winter.
Broken Limbs & Other Tree Damage Debris Removal
The first thing you want to do is take the time to adequately clean up your yard. You will want to clean up any dead or fallen trees or branches from your property. Some of these may be easy for you to maneuver on your own but others may be too heavy for you to do safely. If you need help with this part of preparing your trees for winter Chandler’s Tree & Crane Service can come out and help you.
Tree Trimming & Pruning
You will want to make sure you prune your trees and bushes as part of your clean up process. Pruning is the process of cutting off dead or dying branches from your tree. Even though it may seem counterintuitive, cutting off these dead or dying branches will help your tree become stronger. When snow falls onto your tree it will collect on the branches. If the branches are not healthy branches it can cause them to fall. Falling branches can cause damage to your family or your property. Pruning is also a service the Chandler’s Tree & Crane Service offers.
Root Fertilizer for Trees
Next up on the list is fertilization. Between the hot summer and the cold winter, it is the perfect time to fertilize. Your soil loses nutrients between these two seasons. Putting some fertilizer on your trees will help sustain your trees throughout the winter months. Fertilizing will also help prevent your trees from damage, disease, and insects.
Mulch Around Trees & Shrubs
In addition to fertilizer you will also want to put some mulch around your trees. Putting mulch around your trees helps them retain moisture and reduce temperature extremes that may occur in your soil. You will want to leave a six-inch space between your tree and the mulch to keep your tree nice and healthy.
Wrap to Protect Trees in Winter
Another thing that you will want to consider doing is wrapping your trees. Wrapping your tree will help prevent your tree from being scalded by the sun. Now we know that this sounds strange! Most people are not worried about what the sun will do to their trees during the winter but it is indeed something to be concerned about. You will want to wrap your trees with a frost cloth or a blanket.
Tree Trimming, Pruning, Removal & More in Ponchatoula, Covington & Greater Hammond, Louisiana
If you take all of the precautions listed above your trees should be able to make it through the winter months without any problems. Do not forget that Chandler’s Tree & Crane Services can help you with any of the steps we outlined above. Contact us today!