There are many measures you can take to ensure your trees grow properly in the Austin, Texas, area. From saplings to mature trees, Sid Mourning has the resources to make sure you know how to care for your trees, helping them to become the beautiful plants you want for your yard with proper tree health care. With years of professional experience and service teams that have all the knowledge necessary to leave you satisfied with the state of your growing trees, you can count on us to deliver expert tree service.
Some steps you can take to care for your trees and help them to grow include:
Using Proper Mulching and Edging
An important step in knowing how to take care of trees is not only worrying about branches and the trunk but also the roots. Proper mulching, spreading a few inches of compost, ground wood chips, or straw under your trees can promote healthy growth. Mulch can help cool the soil, contain water where it is needed, and keep weeds controlled to prevent them from stealing water from your tree. You can make space for this mulch by edging around the base of your trees, which in turn also helps to keep grass away from the base, as it can also steal water and nutrients from the growing tree.
Pruning Young and Mature Trees
Pruning your trees is the act of removing any dead, damaged, or even certain healthy limbs from your tree. This helps to enhance a tree’s structure and make sure the nutrients the tree collects are directed to proper areas that need them. Any branches that have become diseased can also be prevented from spreading to the rest of the tree if dealt with fast enough.
Protecting Your Roots and Trunks
An important part of your tree’s health care is ensuring the bark is healthy. The bark of a tree is its protection and even acts to give insects a place for their homes. If a tree’s bark becomes damaged or removed, this invites insects and diseases to burrow into the tree’s trunk itself. Take extra care when mowing or weed-eating to not bump into or chip away at your trees. Roots work by pulling in oxygen and moisture through the soil. If the ground becomes compacted, less of these resources are able to reach the roots.
For more information on the steps you can take to protect and care for your trees, contact Sid Mourning Tree Service—we’re here to help! Get in touch with us to learn more about how to take care of your trees.
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