Tips For Maintaining Tree Health This Summer

Summer is here and that means it's time to start thinking about how to keep your trees healthy and thriving during the warmer months. As the leading tree servicing business in Illinois, J & S Tree Service Inc. knows a thing or two about maintaining tree health. That's why we've put together some tips to help you keep your trees healthy this summer!

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Proper Watering

A good rule of thumb is to water your trees deeply once a week, making sure the water reaches the root zone. Avoid frequent shallow watering as it can lead to weak and shallow root systems. If your trees are newly planted, they may require more frequent watering until their root system becomes established.

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Mulch is a great way to keep your trees healthy during the summer. It helps to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Apply a two to three inch layer of mulch around the base of your trees, making sure to leave a few inches of space around the trunk.

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Prune With Purpose

In the summer, avoid pruning too much as it can cause stress to the tree. Instead, focus on removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches to improve air circulation and reduce the risk of pests and diseases. Prune in the early morning or evening when the temperatures are cooler to minimize stress on the tree. For professional pruning and trimming services, our team of tree experts is here to help!

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Protect Against Pests

One of the biggest threats to tree health during the summer is pests. Insects such as aphids, scale, and mites can cause serious damage to trees by feeding on their leaves and branches. To protect your trees, regularly inspect them for signs of pest infestation and treat them accordingly.

By following these tips for maintaining tree health, you can ensure that your trees stay strong and beautiful all summer long. If you need any assistance with tree maintenance, don't hesitate to contact J & S Tree Service Inc. Happy summer!

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