Show You Care: How to Love Your Trees Year-Round in Houston

Think Valentine’s Day is just for loved ones? Think again! While showering your human companions with affection is important, there’s another special being often overlooked – the majestic tree standing tall in your yard. This year, extend your love beyond the typical and show your tree some appreciation with year-round care.

Here in Houston, trees face unique challenges. From scorching summers to the occasional tropical storm, keeping them thriving requires dedication. But don’t worry, Embark Services is here to help you become the ultimate tree whisperer!Here are some tips to show your tree some love throughout all seasons:


  • Kiss off the winter blues: As the weather warms, it’s the perfect time for a professional tree trimming. Removing dead or diseased branches promotes healthy growth and prevents storm damage. Think of it as a spa day for your tree, removing the clutter and letting the sunshine reach its core.
  • Fuel the love: Give your tree a boost with fertilization. Just like humans need healthy meals, trees require specific nutrients to thrive. Embark Services can analyze your soil and recommend the perfect blend to unlock your tree’s full potential. Imagine the vibrant green leaves and fragrant blooms your tree will reward you with!
  • Plant a new love: Spring is the ideal time to plant a new tree. Whether you choose a native Texas beauty like the Live Oak or a flowering ornamental like the Crape Myrtle, you’ll be adding a valuable asset to your property and the environment. Embark Services can help you select the right tree for your space and ensure proper planting for a healthy start.


  • Hydration is key: Houston summers can be brutal. Don’t leave your thirsty tree high and dry! Deep watering at the base of the trunk 1-2 times a week is crucial, especially for young trees. Remember, overwatering can be harmful,so let the soil dry slightly between waterings.
  • Mulch matters: Protect your tree’s root system from the scorching sun and retain moisture with a layer of organic mulch. Spread 2-3 inches around the base, but keep it away from the trunk to prevent rot. Think of it as a cozy blanket keeping your tree cool and comfortable.
  • Protect from pests: Watch out for common Texas tree pests like aphids and borers. Embark Services offers environmentally friendly pest control solutions to keep your tree healthy and pest-free.


  • Falling leaves, not branches: As beautiful as fall foliage is, it can become a safety hazard. Let Embark Services handle the leaf and branch removal to prevent damage to your property and ensure your tree remains structurally sound.
  • Prepare for winter: Before the cold arrives, give your tree a final deep watering to help it weather the dry winter months. This is also a good time to apply a winterizing fertilizer to boost its resilience.


  • Don’t forget the love!: While winter might seem like a time for trees to rest, they still need TLC. Check for signs of damage from winter storms and contact Embark Services for prompt attention if needed.


  • Regular professional care is crucial. Just like you wouldn’t diagnose your own health issues, trust the experts at Embark Services to identify and address any tree concerns. We offer comprehensive tree care packages tailored to your specific needs.
  • Proper tree maintenance benefits everyone. Healthy trees improve air quality, reduce energy costs, provide shade, and even boost property value. By showing your tree some love, you’re not just doing a good deed, you’re investing in your own well-being and the environment.

So, this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget your leafy friend! Show your appreciation with the gift of expert care and watch your tree blossom with health and beauty year-round. Contact Embark Services today and let us help you cultivate a lasting love story with your tree!