When the Texas heat is too much, we can jump in the pool or take a break and head inside. Our trees and shrubs don’t have that option, but they still have to withstand the summer heat that awaits them every July. We can help by taking extra care of the trees and shrubs that surround our home by giving them a little more attention and tender loving care.
While watering your greenery occasionally is definitely good for them, it’s not going to be enough, especially in this Texas heat. Caring for them to the fullest extent is much more than watering, it means using protective methods for soil, giving the trees and shrubs the nutrition they need, keeping dead branches cleaned up to allow for new growth, and much more.
Many homeowners view mulching as a purely aesthetic choice, but that is not the case, and it serves even more of a purpose when it comes to heat protection. By guarding the soil against things beyond heat as well, such as wind, it keeps the soil temperature in check and regulated, allowing trees and shrubs to grow at a healthy, steady pace.
There are a few ways your soil can become affected during the summertime. Between soil becoming compacted or losing nutrients from dehydration, it can become unhealthy quickly. To ensure that your soil is healthy enough to fuel your trees and shrubs throughout the long, hot season. These actions are things like keeping your watering schedule regular and ensuring that your lawn has been aerated prior to the warm season to ensure it will not become impacted are two prominent actions that can help.
While fertilizer is mainly used for grass, it actually has additional and long-lasting benefits for trees and shrubs as well. It can greatly reduce the amount of compacted soil that is created, allowing the soil and roots to soak up the extra nutrition that deep-root fertilizer promotes.
If you are knowledgeable about tree care, pruning makes itself a known necessity. The basics of pruning consist of knowing when to prune each tree, how to prune for best curbside appeal, and what damage pruning can cause if or when the task is done incorrectly. Pruning can also promote new branch growth when older branches are dying.
Lawn Lab follows our tried and true regimen of tree and shrub care. Our care schedule ranges from early spring deep-root fertilization to fall dormant oil protection. Between those two times, we treat your trees and shrubs four times, depending on their needs. With our help, your greenery will be looking incredible, all through the hot weather.
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