With spring arriving in Massachusetts, homeowners are taking stock of their home’s exterior, and taking a look at what needs repairs of maintenance after the winter thaw. For many Massachusetts home & business owners, one of the most important aspects of any spring maintenance routine is to practice proper tree care and ensure that your property & trees are in good condition for the season ahead! If you’re interested in learning a bit more about proper spring tree care maintenance, keep reading below for more information!
Prune Dead Branches
Winter can take a toll on your trees, particularly in Massachusetts which is known for its cold winters & high winds. One of the most common effects that winter has on trees is damaging and killing branches. This means that come spring, one of the most important pieces of winter home maintenance is pruning your branches. If there are any partially broken branches, or branches that don’t seem to be sprouting this year, they can be pruned to protect the health of the tree as a whole.
Time To Plant New Trees
If you have any plans to plant new trees around your home this year, spring is a great time to start! Wait until the last freeze is over, and then you can begin planting new trees. If the weather is still good there’s a chance you could damage young trees with a night-time freeze.
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch
After the winter, your trees are in dire need of nutrients and providing fresh mulch is a great way to help conserve moisture & protect your trees from pesky weeds. In the same vein, fertilizing during the spring will also help your trees thrive during the spring season!
Inspect Trees For Damage
Lastly, take a thorough look around your property and inspect your trees for any signs of damage. There could be pest damage from previous years, dead branches that were damaged during the winter months, or other less visible signs of damage. It can be best to enlist the help of an arbor professional to examine the property and determine whether there are any problem trees which need to be removed!
Contact Us Today
If you need help removing, or pruning trees around your property this spring, our team at Walnut Tree Service is ready to assist! You can reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 640-0377 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your tree pruning needs!