3 Tips for Healthy Trees and Shrubs

There’s a reason why “mature trees” are something that most home buyers look for. Trees and shrubs are a beautiful addition to any landscape, and their beauty changes throughout the year. Our team at Portage Turf Specialists LLC knows that you don’t want anything to threaten the health of your trees and shrubs, and that is why we’ve put together a list of tips to follow. Your lawn wouldn’t be the same without the shade and places to play that your trees provide, so follow our advice and keep them healthy all year long.


Tree and Shrub Maintenance

1. Remember to Fertilize

We’re sure you know that all living things need food and nutrients to grow. However, did you know that your trees and shrubs actually need more than just the sunlight and rainwater they regularly receive? Well-fertilized trees will grow vigorously and look greener and healthier, while also producing more flowers.

2. Remember Pest Control

At Portage Turf, we work to implement effective and environmentally sensitive approaches to lawn insect and grub control. While many companies use a non-targeted approach, we utilize the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  By applying high-quality, slow-release products, we’re able to minimize leaching while providing long-lasting effects in fewer applications. Because a delicate environmental balance exists between beneficial and harmful insects, we promise to leave the ladybugs at peace while protecting your trees from the true pests.

3. Remember to Prune Correctly

Your goal when pruning is to maintain the overall shape of the tree or shrub by only cutting back excess length, and removing dead and diseased branches. However, it’s also important to remember to prune at the right time. For plants that bloom in the summer, the winter months are the perfect time to cut back the plants before new growth appears. Be sure to pay attention to when your trees will bloom before you prune them, so you don’t accidentally cut away new foliage.

At Portage Turf of Ravenna, OH, we make it our mission to keep your trees and shrubs healthy year-round. We are happy to answer any questions you may have on how our organic lawn treatment programs can nurture your outdoor investment. Contact us at (330) 296-8873 or request your free online estimate today.

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