As the summer months bid adieu and make way for fall, it’s time to start thinking about your trees. The spectacular foliage transformations in fall from green to rich bursts of crimson, gold, and amber indicate that winter is well on its way. And winter brings along the dipping temperatures that can harm your trees. To protect your trees from the impact of the dry, cold, and harsh winter environment and to keep them healthy, you need to take appropriate steps.
Here is a tree care checklist to keep your trees healthy during fall and winter
Enrich the Soil
Trees need the soil beneath them to be rich in nutrients to flourish. But during the winter months, soil tends to lose certain nutrients, such as nitrogen and sulfur. This can impact the growth of your trees. To protect your trees from suffering such undesirable conditions, you need to enrich the soil.
There are a few things that you can do to achieve this goal, such as:
● Fertilize the Soil
Lack of nutrients is one of the most common tree issues that deserve your attention. To ensure that your trees continue to receive nutrients, you can use a slow-release fertilizer to enhance the soil in fall. These fertilizers slowly provide nutrients to the trees throughout the winter and beyond. Thanks to the consistent access to nutrients, your trees can grow new roots and leaves as the season progresses.