Trees are a major investment and an integral part of your landscaping. They provide shade to your landscaping and your home, improve air and soil quality, and add aesthetic appeal to your space. To stay in good condition, trees need special attention. Having an arborist involved in the care of your trees, including the pruning process, is important. Here are some other things you can to do to care for your trees.
Plant the Right Trees for Your Climate
Instead of trying to fight the climate you’re in with your choice of trees, work with it. Pick trees that are native to your area or that adapt well to the climate in which you live. Doing so will minimize the amount of work you need to do to keep your trees healthy and increase the overall chances that your tree will thrive. Your landscaping company is a good source of information for picking the appropriate trees for your space.
Follow the Water Rules for Your Tree Types
When your trees are brand new, your landscaping company will usually recommend frequent watering. This helps to encourage roots to grow deeply so that the tree maintains long-term health. Once your tree is mature, you may be able to water less often. When it is time to water your tree, saturate the area to two or three feet. Keep in mind that your sprinklers will not water deep enough.
Avoid Pruning on Your Own
Pruning is critical to ensuring that your trees grow properly, but it isn’t an activity you should do on your own. To maintain the health of your tree, allow a certified arborist to do the job for you. This will prevent over-pruning that could be harmful to your tree and your landscaping.
Complete Landscaping has certified arborists on staff to assist with everything from choosing trees to maintaining them. Talk to an arborist in Tucson today by calling (520) 323-8918.