Over the course of the last year, yard work and plant health have become hot topics among those of us who have had to stay home more than we ever would have before. When you become connected to your plants, you want the best for them. And let’s face it, pre-COVID-19, people didn’t really have the time or energy to care for their plants the right way. That is the one good thing that came out of the pandemic – a little more time to slow down and smell the flowers – and trees.
If you are ready to start planning your summer 2021 tree care routines, you have stumbled upon the right blog. Follow along for the tips and tricks that our team here at Advance Lawn Care has for you.
Spring Tips and Tricks
There are a few different things that come along with spring tree care. Now, with it being June in South Carolina, summer has really already started to show up every day, although it doesn’t officially start until Sunday, June 20th this year.
The first and foremost thing that you should be focusing on when it comes to warm-weather and humid climate tree care is fungus control and pest control. Some of the things that become an extremely prevalent issue to trees in the South Carolina climate are mildew, mold, and fungi. With the hot weather and moisture in the air, these issues show up quickly and frequently. But when you commit to a proper tree care routine, your plants should have no problem standing up against them.
Mid-summer Tree Care
The one point we can’t stress enough during the summer months is to fertilize, fertilize, and keep on fertilizing. With a good fertilization schedule comes healthy, tall, strong, and happy trees. And if your trees are happy, you will be too!
Another thing you can do to ensure happy and healthy tree growth is to get a jump start on preventative treatments when it comes to pests, insects, bugs, and even fungi. Mites, scale, fungi, aphids, and other issues that arise during the heatwave of the summer can quickly become too much for the trees in your yard to handle. Sometimes, if you aren’t getting a jump start on your tree care, these issues can eventually kill your trees.
Preventative measures are always more effective than treatments. When you wait until there is an issue with pests or fungi, you are putting your trees at risk, no matter how small. When you take the time to get to know your trees’ needs and start with good health care to begin with, you are setting up these beautiful large plants for success.
Deeper Into The Summer Season
This is where the important preparation for the winter gets done. You have to make sure your trees are not damaged from the heat. Then you should go on to prepare it for the coming season with things like horticultural oils and insecticides that target skeletonizing bugs. If you aren’t sure what they are, they are bugs and pests that choose to feast on your leaves. These are bugs you see every day, like insects, like earwigs, caterpillars, and beetles. The name comes from them leaving a skeleton of a plant behind.
Choose Advance Lawn Care for Your Tree Care and Maintenance This Summer
You shouldn’t let your trees and shrubs wait another minute for the proper care that they deserve. You can let the professionals at Advance Lawn Care take care of every need. We have the experience and education to provide the perfect tree and shrub care to our clients because we have been doing it for years! We know the area, we have the tools, and we are ready to help you achieve the lawn that you want.
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