From afar, trees can appear in good health and relatively stable. However, a closer inspection can reveal problems ranging from the minor to the urgent, but many property owners don't look at their trees close enough to notice until it's too late and damage is done. The main issues are that property owners don't know to look at their trees on a regular basis, they don't know what signs to look for, or how to handle the issues they discover.
While most tree owners realize the many benefits of applying mulch to trees throughout the year, many make the mistake of having too much mulch applied to their trees, creating a volcano-like pile of mulch.
Having a thick, green lawn and healthy trees is not as simple as regularly watering your yard, or occasionally applying fertilizer. There are several recommended lawn care practices that can help ensure the health of your lawn and trees, although some are best left to lawn and tree care professionals. One of these is soil aeration, which is highly beneficial to your lawn and tree health, and is performed by the lawn and tree care experts at Embark Services.
Water is essential for your tree's growth and survival, but too much water can be detrimental. How do you know you are watering enough? A sufficient amount of water is 1-3 inches of water per week.
If your leaves are wilting or scorching, even after watering the specified amount, check if there is too much water for your tree by digging down 6-8 inches and feeling the soil. The soil should not be soaking wet, but cool and slightly moist to the touch.