Illinois is a city that boasts of historically beautiful trees. Many of the trees throughout the state have grown to incredible heights and have become a trademark of living in the city. If you’re lucky enough to live in a town or suburb that has you purchasing a lot with a tree in it, then there are a few care tips that you should be aware of in advance.

J&S Tree Services, Inc. is the company to look for when you’re wanting to invest in professional tree service, and while we can get a majority of the work done for you, there are a few things that you can easily take responsibility for on your own. Here are some of the care tips that we suggest doing regularly for optimal health with your trees.

Prune

One of the easiest things that you can do is prune your trees. This is great for a variety of reasons and a service that we offer, so you don’t even have to worry about doing the dirty work at the end of the day. This specific care tip is one that ensures your branches continue to grow at a healthy rate, that you remove any dead branches that could be hurting the rest of your tree, and it keeps them from growing into anything that could be hazardous. For example, power lines or the side of your house.

Master Watering

With any plant that you choose to grow in your yard, you can anticipate the task of watering. While it seems like such an easy form of care to provide to a tree, it’s one of the tasks that people most frequently do incorrectly. Whether it be overwatering, or underwatering, it’s not uncommon for people’s trees to die because they haven’t been giving the right amount of water to their tree. This may take some trial and error, but after a while, you’ll find the right amount and it’ll be much easier to maintain the health of your trees.

Add Mulch

The last tip that we’re going to talk about today, but certainly not the last tip that you’ll come across when caring for your trees, is adding mulch to the area surrounding your tree. This definitely adds a different type of look to your tree, but it also helps maintain the moisture of your tree so that it has those resources to pull from in case it is lacking water. This will also create a barrier around the tree for when you’re mowing the lawn or edging, keeping it safe from the damage that these tools can do.

There are certain tips that you need to implement on your own in order for your trees to be healthy, but there are also the tasks and services that need to be completed in order for them to thrive. That’s where we come in. Contact J&S Tree Services, Inc. in Elmhurst for all of the high-quality services that you need. Reach out today and we’ll help get your services scheduled today.