Trees and shrubs are a key elements of a beautiful lawn. They provide shade, places for kids to play, and their beauty continues to change throughout the year. Our team at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. knows you want to guard your investment in your lawn, and the best place to start is by caring for your trees. We’ve put together a list of tips to follow, so you can keep your trees and shrubs healthy all year long.

Tree and Shrub Health

1. Fertilize

Like all living things, trees and shrubs need food and nutrients to grow. Well-fertilized trees and shrubs will grow vigorously and look greener and healthier, while also producing more flowers.

2. Invest in Pest Control

A true pest management program isn’t about extermination and eradication. That approach causes more problems than it solves. Instead, it’s about controlling populations to limit the amount of damage done. Invest in a pest control program to build the health of your soil, trees, and shrubs while minimizing the damage brought on by insects and critters.

3. Know the Right Season to Prune

For many types of plants, spring is the optimum time to prune. Cut back summer-blooming plants during the winter or early spring before new growth appears. Do not prune plants that bloom in the spring as you could remove next spring’s flowers. Prune these plants after their blooms fall off. In the late spring, prune back new growth in conifer plants but avoid cutting beyond new foliage.

4. Protect Trees from Snow and Ice

Winter weather can cause damage by bending and breaking branches. To protect plants from limb breakage prior to winter, tie the branches together loosely with strips of cloth or coated twine. Additionally, be sure that your trees and shrubs are properly mulched to help maintain temperature and soil moisture.

At Nature’s Select, we make it our mission to keep your trees and shrubs healthy year-round. We are happy to answer any questions you may have on how our eco-friendly treatment programs can nurture your outdoor investment. Contact us at (336) 768-7999 or request your free online estimate today.