Top 5 Things to do for fall Tree Care
Fall is a great time to give your yard some much needed rejuvenation and here are some things you should do to keep it healthy. If you want your trees to stay healthy and vibrant throughout the fall and winter months, read on for some ways to take care of it during this season.
Apply mulch to tree
Mulch is a great way to keep your lawn looking great all year long. It helps keep soil moist, reduces evaporation, improves soil structure and helps control soil erosion. Mulch also helps prevent compaction of the ground surface by keeping oxygen in the soil. Finally, mulch can reduce weed growth and provide an excellent environment for beneficial microorganisms such as earthworms and fungi, which aerate and enrich the soil when they feed on it.
So why wait until the end of fall to apply mulch? Apply it now while leaves are still on trees so you don't have to worry about them falling into your newly installed mulch bed!
Apply mulch to the soil surface around your trees and shrubs. This will help keep the soil moist and reduce evaporation from the ground surface. Mulch also provides an excellent environment for beneficial microorganisms such as earthworms and fungi, which aerate and enrich the soil when they feed on it.
Prune trees in the fall to avoid spreading diseases.
Prune trees after all leaves have fallen, preferably before snowfall.
Prune trees to their shape and structure, not size. The tree should be easy to maintain with proper pruning cuts instead of being overgrown with branches that are too long or heavy.
Improve air circulation by removing dead or diseased wood as well as by reducing the amount of growth from one season’s growth to another season’s growth (this is called “layering”) on each branch of a tree or shrub so that it can be easily reached for cleaning up any damaged stems near where you walk through your yard every day during the winter months when snow covers everything except for the tops! This will improve light penetration into lower branches which helps them stay healthy and green year-round no matter what time of year it is outside during their dormant stage because sunlight isn't blocked by other types like evergreens whose leaves turn brown every year but not until late summer when most other plants have already started dying back naturally due to cooler weather coming soon afterwards - meaning there's less room left in between those leaves where sunlight can get through without having been absorbed first by chlorophyll molecules which absorb red/orange light frequencies only."
Leave grass clippings on the lawn
Leave grass clippings. They are a source of nitrogen, which helps promote growth in perennial plants.Leave grass clippings on the lawn so they decompose and add organic matter to the soil. This helps control thatch buildup and improves drainage, too!
Leaving grass clippings after mowing will help feed your lawn through winter months when there’s less sunlight for photosynthesis (the process by which plants make food).
Get an arborist consultation
Get an arborist consultation. If you have trees on your property, it's important to get them inspected by a professional arborist. An inspection can determine whether or not your trees are healthy and strong enough to survive the winter months.
If your tree is in need of pruning, it might be able to provide some protection from the cold temperatures by losing its leaves over time instead of all at once during one storm (which could cause the tree to die). If this is the case, have an arborist remove dead and dying branches so that they don't fall off prematurely and damage other parts or pieces of your home—or even worse, land on someone else's property!
Arborists may also recommend removal if maintaining or repairing limbs would be too expensive for you; removing these branches can help prevent damage that could occur during storms while also allowing sunlight through again so things like flowers can bloom next year!
We hope this list of fall and winter yard care tips has been helpful to you. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us today!