From Roots to Canopy: A Comprehensive Approach to Summer Tree Care

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Summer’s here! It’s time for backyard barbecues, lazy days under the shade of your trees, and watching your kids play in the yard. To keep those good summer vibes going, though, your trees need some seasonal support.

From Roots to Canopy: A Comprehensive Approach to Summer Tree Care

Here’s how to give them the summer tree care they need to stay healthy, beautiful, and ready to provide that perfect shade:

  • Watch Out for Heat Stress. As temperatures soar, your trees will start to feel the burn. One crucial step of summer tree care is to keep an eye out for heat stress, as it can cause leaves to wilt, turn brown, and drop prematurely.
  • Give Them Some Deep Watering. Shallow sprinklings won’t cut it in summer. Instead, treat your trees to slow, deep watering sessions twice or thrice a week, depending on rainfall. This will encourage strong, deep roots that can handle the heat. (Pro tip: Water in the early morning to avoid excessive evaporation losses, and consider adding a layer of mulch to help the soil retain moisture.)
  • It’s the Perfect Season for Trimming. Trimming dead, damaged, or overgrown branches this season will improve the tree’s appearance and promote healthy growth. It will also help prevent hazards such as falling branches during summer storms. Just be careful not to over-trim, as this can stress the tree and make it more vulnerable to heat and pests.
  • Monitor Pest Activity and Tree Diseases. Summer’s warm weather can bring out pests and exacerbate tree diseases. You’ll need to regularly inspect your trees for signs of pests, such as unusual leaf damage or diseases, like fungal growth. Catching these issues early can prevent them from spreading and causing serious harm to your trees.

If you want to give your trees the best possible care without the guesswork, contact us at Top Notch Tree Service today. We’ll be your experts in summer tree care, ready to help your trees beat the heat and look their absolute best all summer.