Though Wisconsin is most famous for its icy cold winters, our summers can also get pretty hot and dry. For many of us, the sunny skies are a welcome change. However, our trees and plants may struggle when the weather starts heating up. The last thing you want is a brown and wilted landscape that isn’t healthy enough to survive another cold season. Investing in warm weather tree care and plant services is a great way to keep your property vibrant and beautiful.
If you want to keep your trees in excellent shape all summer long, give Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists a call! We’re passionate about preserving the health of our local trees and plants. That’s why our ISA-certified arborists use science-based methods and top industry techniques to provide your landscape with everything it needs to survive. Our team also takes pride in delivering prompt services with outstanding customer care that exceeds your expectations every time. If you want to learn more about our warm weather tree care programs, give us a call today!
Warm Weather Tree Care Tips
Now that you have an idea of the drought-related issues that can damage your plants and trees, it’s time to tackle the challenging task of finding solutions to those problems. To keep your landscape healthy during the hot season, follow these tips:
- Water thoroughly: To achieve the best results, water your plants slowly and all at once. Make sure the water soaks deep into the root zone, which is about 8-10 inches down. Avoid watering during the middle of the day or using overhead irrigation, as direct sun exposure can magnify with water and cause burning. Instead, directly spray the roots or use solutions like soaker hoses and trickle irrigation.
- Strategically place your plants: Sun exposure, soil moisture levels, and wind exposure can all have a significant impact on the long-term health of your plants and trees. If you notice signs of drought damage, it could mean that you planted your tree in a spot that is too sunny or windy. By choosing the right location for the right plant, you can set them up for success and help them resist the effects of drought as they mature.
- Avoid overcrowding your plants: If your plants are too close together, they may begin to compete for vital resources – especially water. When planting your garden, it’s essential to think about the future and consider how big your plants or trees will be when they mature. If you notice that your once-spaced-out saplings are now struggling to access water, you may have inadvertently created a battle of the fittest in your yard!
- Add mulching to garden beds: Mulching can be an effective tool to combat drought. Applying a layer of mulch around your plantings will not only look good but also help to cool the soil, prevent water loss, and act as a weed barrier. A layer of 1 to 2 inches is typically recommended.
Some of these solutions may seem straightforward in theory, but implementing them can be more complicated. That’s where the experts at Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists can help! We have the tools and local expertise to provide you with excellent, long-lasting solutions that promote plant health no matter the season. Whether you’re planning out your landscape or you want to maintain your existing plants, we can help bring your vision to reality while encouraging longevity.
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Why Do Trees Need Warm Weather Care?
It’s easy to assume that a fully mature tree is nearly indestructible. After all, they’re larger than life and it takes time for them to show signs of distress. Keeping on top of care and maintenance throughout the year will ensure they have all of the resources they need to remain strong and sturdy. Summer plant care can also help ward off diseases, pests, and other issues that can lead to long-term health issues or, in some cases, death. Particularly if your trees are still young and more vulnerable to damage, it’s best to invest a little extra time in preventative maintenance. Doing so could save you loads of time and effort down the road.
Summer Plant Care Services
Taking care of your plants during a hot summer can be an overwhelming task, especially if your landscape is already beginning to wilt. Thankfully, you don’t have to handle it all on your own! The experts at Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists are backed by years of local experience, so they know how to handle any problem that may come their way. If your plants are already looking dry and brittle, take action before the condition gets worse. Give us a call today to keep your property healthy and beautiful all summer long!Back to Tree and Plant Healthcare
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