Once you have had your trees trimmed and pruned, it is important to take the proper steps in order to ensure their continued health and beauty. Proper maintenance of your trees after they have been trimmed and pruned is essential for keeping them healthy and looking their best. In this article, we will discuss what type of maintenance you need after having your trees trimmed and pruned.
The first step in maintaining your trees after they are trimmed is watering. Watering your trees helps to ensure that they remain hydrated, which helps them grow strong and healthy. Additionally, if you live in an area with a dry climate or frequent droughts, it is especially important to water your trees regularly as these conditions can cause stress on the tree’s roots and leaves. You should water your trees until the soil around them reaches a depth of about 6 inches.
You should also make sure to fertilize your trees regularly. Fertilizers contain essential nutrients that help promote healthy growth in your tree’s roots, trunk, branches, and leaves. Fertilizers should be applied at least two times a year at recommended rates determined by soil tests or the instructions provided on the fertilizer package label. Additionally, it is important to mulch around the base of your tree in order to help retain moisture during hot weather. Mulch also helps insulate the ground from extreme temperatures so that roots don’t overheat or freeze too quickly during the winter months.
In addition to watering and fertilizing, you should also inspect your trees periodically for any signs of disease or damage caused by insects or animals such as deer, rabbits or squirrels. If any signs of disease are detected, contact a certified arborist immediately as they can provide advice on how to treat the problem effectively while minimizing further damage to the tree itself. Insect infestations can also be dealt with using insecticides available at garden centers but always read the label carefully before use, as some chemicals may be detrimental to certain types of plants or wildlife within the vicinity of where you are applying it.
Finally, when trimming and pruning a tree, it is very important not to remove too much foliage from any single branch as this can cause shock in some species leading ultimately lead to death if left unchecked for too long a period of time (particularly if combined with other factors such as poor watering). It’s best practice never to remove more than 25 percent of one branch’s foliage during a single pruning session; instead, spread out pruning sessions throughout multiple days or weeks depending on how large the project requires (for larger projects involving multiple branches it may even take multiple months).
Taking all these steps into consideration will greatly increase chances for success when maintaining newly trimmed & pruned trees & shrubs; however, if any issues do arise, then contact an experienced arborist for assistance as soon as possible so that corrective action can be taken swiftly before any permanent damage occurs!