How To Take Care Of Your Trees And Shrubs This Spring

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No matter the weather you’re currently facing this spring you’re going to want to pay some special attention to your trees and shrubs. Since it’s early on in the spring getting a head start on your lawn care program will go a long way.

One of the best ways to ensure the long-term health of your plants is through preventative care. This means stopping any insect infestations and other diseases before they have a chance to start. We’re going to examine some of the most important things you can do to ensure the health of your trees and shrubs this year.

Take Proactive Steps

Every plant in your garden needs to be tended to proactively before disease, insects, mites and other common landscaping problems start to take hold. Most people wait for their plants to start looking horrible before they make a change.

Since it’s early in the season a lot of plants won’t have their leaves yet, so most people assume they’ll wait until the plants bloom. However, the treatments below will help your plants get a head start this time of year.

 1. Oil Sprays

Horticultural oil sprays really help to reduce pest populations. Throughout the winter months pests will usually hatch eggs and other larva on your plants. Once the eggs hatch they will begin feasting on your precious plants.

A great way to get rid of them is to spray them down with oil, which will smother the pests and stop them from thriving into the spring. This will also help to kill any insects or termites that might be lurking in the bark as well.

2. Liquid and Granular Fertilizer

In some landscapes the winter months may have done a little damage and they’re going to need a little help to get back to their pristine state. This is where using fertilizer can come in handy.

By applying liquid and granular fertilizers you’ll essentially be giving these plants a nutritional head start, by providing them with a solid foundation to work from.

3. Utilizing Insecticide

Other ways to help deal with potential pests can be using an insecticide that’s injected into the soil. This will help so your trees and shrubs can uptake the nutrients into the root system, which will spread into the rest of the tree.

Speaking with a landscape professional will help you determine whether this treatment is needed or not. Overall, laying the foundation for healthy trees and shrubs will be different depending on the type of trees you have decorating your yard.

If you don’t have the time to set your own landscape up for success why don’t you consider hiring a professional. They’ll be able to restore your landscape to perfection for the upcoming spring, summer and fall seasons.

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