Mountain West Arbor Care is back in Layton, Utah this week, providing customers with excellent tree maintenance services. With fall just around the corner, now is the time to get your home and property ready for the colder months ahead. Although autumn can be one of the busiest seasons for homeowners, it’s also a good time to take advantage of the moderate weather to prevent any nasty surprises next spring. Make sure your trees stay healthy and beautiful by checking off the following items from your fall ‘to do’ list before the weather turns cold.
Fall Tree Care Checklist
Put composted organic mulch beneath your tree this fall to help it retain water and reduce temperature extremes in the soil. A thin layer of mulch will act like a blanket, providing extra protection to the roots of your trees.
Trees need water even during the winter. Before the ground freezes this fall, it’s important to water your trees thoroughly. You can also water periodically during mild winters where temperatures are above normal and the soil is thawed.
Pruning a tree when it’s dormant can be very beneficial. However, it’s important to consult with a certified arborist to check on the health status of your tree. Although a tree may appear to be healthy, a closer examination may reveal severe problems. Pruning your tree can also be unpredictable and dangerous. A certified arborist can safely prune a tree while protecting your property and keeping everyone safe.
- Plant now
While most of us associate fall with the changing color of the leaves, many people don’t know that it’s also a good time to plant new trees. The cooler weather is perfect for stimulating root growth in new trees. Once roots are established, spring showers and warmer weather will encourage new top growth.
Fall tree care and preventative maintenance is crucial when it comes to maintaining the health and beauty of your trees. Contact the ISA Certified Arborists at Mountain West Arbor Care today to learn more about our services!