Spending a great deal of time out on your lawn tending to your foliage by adding topsoil as needed, pruning away dead tree branches, and keeping the ground nice and moist is an terrific way to keep your trees growing strong. Regrettably, trees can fall into poor health even when you have been doing your best to keep them strong. A tree trimming service might be able to prune away some of the dead branches and give your sick tree a better chance of surviving but you have to also treat the root of the disease. Here are four helpful ideas on caring for sick trees on your property that can prevent them from dying and possibly uprooting.
1. Make a Nutrient Soak - The kinds of plant minerals and vitamins that are found at home improvement stores won't do a lot to help a tree that is quickly dying. Instead, create a nutrient soak by taking some old compost and adding a generous amount of water to it. Allow the water to breakdown the compost for a few days before pouring around your sick tree's root bed. The nutrients contained in compost are highly beneficial for plants, and this process may make your tree healthy enough to fight off whatever disease it is afflicted by.
2. Hire Tree Trimmers - Trees can also grow sick after being damaged in a snow storm or struck by lightening. You don't want an unhealthy tree limb to cause your tree to slowly wither away so have a tree trimming service cut off all damaged areas. A sick tree stands a much greater chance of becoming healthy again when it is pruned professionally.
3. Perform Pest Control - Invading insects may also be the cause of your tree's spreading ailment. You want to use a non-toxic anti-pest control spray that is safe for use on plants and trees when treating a tree that has leaves that have been eaten away or a trunk that has obvious insect damage. Keep spraying your tree until you see little insect activity and can see that it is beginning to grow healthy leaves again.
4. Increase Oxygen Flow to the Roots - If you have tested the soil around your sick tree and know for certain that it is receiving enough moisture, the problem could be that too little oxygen is reaching the roots. You'll need to be careful when aerating your sick tree's roots but you can see a complete turnaround in it's health if this step is performed correctly. Use a soil auger to create small and evenly spaced holes around the base of your sick tree. More branches may need to be trimmed away if soil aeration is a success, but a tree trimming service can easily snip away all of the unhealthy parts of your tree as it returns to health.Share
19 July 2017
About a year ago, I realized that part of the reason the plants in my yard kept dying was the fact that they were planted in the wrong places. I didn't pay much attention to which plants needed certain amounts of light, and it was costing them their lives. Several of the plants were really struggling to live, and it was really hard to see. I realized that if I ever wanted to make things right, I would need to create a landscaping plan that would work well for the natural landscape of my yard. This blog is all about understanding landscaping.