Taking care of trees during the summer in Biltmore Lake, NC
Summer is one of the most substantial periods of growth for trees, if you take proper care of them you can ensure they grow to their highest extent through the rest of the year. The vast majority of problems with trees start in the soil around the roots. Lack of nourishment (water), lack of nutrients, poor soil compaction, acidity, and closeness to other trees roots all present problems. Allowing the best possible soil for your trees begins with proper watering, and mulch application. You want to be able to at any given point in time dive a screwdriver into your soil about 6 inches in and have considerable moisture. This check should be performed once a week.
When watering your trees in the summer you want to make sure there is about an inch worth of soaked soil beneath the ground. It’s more practical to have a heavy watering period where the soil around the roots becomes soaked than it is to have more often watering’s that are less efficient. You want to be on the lookout for any dangerous pest infestations or disease that may be attacking your tree. If you see anything suspicious you want to call your local arborist today.