Summertime is fast approaching the Ormond Beach area, and it’s important that your trees are ready for it. With excessive heat and the potential to go days without rain, your trees might be in need of a little help. Some of this help comes from you and some come from an Ormond Beach Tree Care Service. Working together, you can help to keep the trees in your yard strong and healthy. Otherwise, they can dry out and start losing that welcoming appearance. The branches will lose strength, leaves can start falling, and it will take a time to get them back to their normal state. Luckily it doesn’t take a lot of work to keep your trees healthy through the Summer, especially if it does have sufficient rain to keep them going. Rather it has plenty of rain or not, you still need to get them trimmed so they can get the most out of what they get.
There are three vital things a tree needs to grow strong, and those are sunlight, water, and soil. Being in Florida we get more than enough sunlight, and soil is present in anyone’s yard. Water though isn’t always in abundance. In fact, Florida is so dry right now that most of it are under a burn ban meaning that no one can burn anything, not even a small fire to roast marshmallows on. What do you do in times like this? The first thing you need to do is make sure your trees have plenty of water. If they are not getting watered by rain or by a sprinkler system, then that means you are going to have to do it yourself.
Trees get their water mainly from their roots. Rain comes down, soaks the earth, and the trees suck it up from the soil. When the land around the tree is dry then that means there is no water for the tree to soak up. So to make sure the tree is getting enough water, it is recommended to soak the soil beneath the tree’s canopy and a little bit past it. The tree’s roots can reach out pretty far, farther than you can actually see. Soak the whole area to make sure the tree gets enough water to survive. Depending on what kind of tree you have, one good soaking could last from 10 days to 4 weeks. Check the soil around the tree if you are not sure if it needs to be watered. If it is soft then that means it is moist. One way to test this is to take a long object like a screwdriver and push it into the ground. If it can easily be pushed down past 6 inches that will usually mean it is moist. If you have difficulty it could mean it’s time to water the tree again.
What can an Ormond Beach Tree Service Company do for me?
To make sure that the trees in your yard get the most out of the nutrition they get you should get them trimmed. Dead branches on a tree make it harder for the tree to get all the sunlight and puts unneeded stress on the healthy branches. Getting these dead branches trimmed off will make it easier for the trees to get the nutrition it needs from the sunlight, resulting in more healthy leaves. You don’t get to get your trees trimmed very often. At first it might be once every few months, and eventually, you might be able to go a year or two between trimmings. Along with keeping them healthy, they keep them welcoming and beautiful as well. The leaves don’t lose sunlight so they fall less and their color is richer. With all the dead branches removed, twigs are far less lightly to fall and cover your yard. It also means fewer chances of branches falling and causing damage to your property.
When it comes to summer months where there is more heat than rain having your trees trimmed will help them immensely in several ways. Even with a lack of rain they can stay healthy, hearty, strong, and beautiful. All it takes is a little work on your end and a phone call to an Ormond Beach Tree Care company like Florida’s Tree Surgeons. So pick up the phone and dial (386) 320-9133 to get your free quote, or send in a request.