Spring Cleanup and Tree Care Tips for Kelowna Homeowners

Spring has arrived!

As the weather warms up, homeowners in Kelowna are turning their attention to caring for their trees. From pruning branches to planting new saplings, there are plenty of ways to get your trees ready for spring. Here are five tips that will help you do just that!

Pruning Branches

The first step in caring for your trees is to prune away any dead or diseased branches. This helps promote healthy growth and prevents diseases from spreading throughout the tree. Pruning should also be done to remove any branches that rub against each other or those that hang too close to power lines. Always be sure to use proper tools when pruning and never try to do it yourself around powerlines. Our professional arborists can provide assistance on this front.

Fertilizing Trees

Fertilizing your trees helps them stay strong and healthy as they grow during the spring season. Fertilizers are available at most home improvement stores, but always be sure to read the label carefully before applying it to your tree so that you know exactly how much fertilizer is needed and how often it should be applied. Additionally, make sure not to over-fertilize as this can cause more harm than good.

Watering Trees

Watering your trees regularly is essential for maintaining their health during the spring months. Depending on where you live, this could mean watering your trees once a week or even daily during particularly hot days. Make sure that the soil around your tree is moist but not soggy as overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues down the line.

Planting New Saplings

Planting new saplings is a great way to add some color and life into your yard this spring season! When planting new saplings, make sure that you choose ones suited for our climate zone and soil type so that they have the best chance at surviving in their new environment. Additionally, make sure that they’re planted far away from structures like homes or fences so they don’t cause any damage as they grow larger over time.

Mulching Around Trees

Mulch helps keep weeds away while also providing nutrients back into the soil around your tree’s roots—which helps keep them healthy throughout the year. When mulching around trees, make sure not to pile it too high as this can prevent air circulation around its roots which can lead to disease or death if left unchecked over time. Additionally, avoid piling mulch up against the trunk of a tree as this can attract pests which may eventually damage it beyond repair.

Springtime is an exciting time for homeowners in Kelowna, especially when it comes time for taking care of trees. By following these five simple tips, pruning branches, fertilizing trees, watering them regularly, planting new saplings, and mulching around them—you’ll be able to ensure that all of your trees stay healthy and vibrant throughout the spring season. If you ever feel overwhelmed by any of these tasks or need additional assistance with caring for your trees this season, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Happy spring everyone!

Arbor Worx Tree Service offers professional arborist services from Lake Country to West Kelowna.
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