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Great Tips to Keep Your Trees Healthy

One of the best things about living in Wilmington, NC is the city’s mild climate. Take a walk along the Riverwalk and enjoy the incredible ocean views. Your home’s landscaping is a fabulous way to show off your love of the natural world. Here’s how to ensure the trees on your property always look equally good.

Water Them

Wilmington, NC tends to get a fair amount of water all year long. Yet, when the hot months arrive, it’s essential to make sure your home’s trees stay hydrated. If it hasn’t rained in a few days, you’ll want to bring out the hose. Once trees reach their full maturity, they typically need about an inch of water every single week.

If you’ve planted new trees, they’ll need even more water. Make sure that you have at least 5 to 10 gallons of water on hand per tree each week. That will keep your trees in shape and ready to reach their full height.

Proper Pruning

Pruning is an ancient process. Humans have been helping trees grow the right way for many years. Today, pruning continues to be an important part of caring for the trees you own. Pruning has many benefits that you should know about if you own property. A properly pruned tree is likely to live much longer. Such trees are also more likely to find it easier to resist many kinds of disease, as well as varied kinds of local pests that are native to North Carolina. A well-pruned tree is also more stable and stronger in the long term. That’s why it makes sense to have your trees pruned on a routine basis.

If you find this hard to accomplish on your own, we’re here to help. Our tree trimming and pruning services are designed to address the individual needs of your trees. This way, each tree will grow straight up, and the branches won’t get caught on your power lines or lean into the neighbor’s yard.

Mulch and Fertilizer

A well-cared-for tree is one that is insulated against the cold and properly nourished all year long. You’ll want to add mulch to the base of your trees on a periodic basis. Get rid of the grass in a 2-foot radius. Then lay down about 3 inches of mulch at the base of each tree. Don’t cover the tree’s trunk. Fertilizing is also imperative. You’ll want to test the soil at least once every six months. That identifies any missing nutrients that can hinder growth. Adding fertilizer provides a firm base that allows the trees to reach their innate potential.

Your trees are a treasure. With help from our experts, they’ll look good all year long. Contact A+ Tree & Landscaping to get help with all your landscaping plans.

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