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Texas Spring Tree CareAs March unfolds in Abilene, Texas, the promise of spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time for residents to turn their attention to the well-being of their trees. Proper tree care not only enhances the beauty of your property but also ensures the health and resilience of your trees in the face of West Texas’s diverse weather conditions. Let’s dive into some essential tree care tips specifically tailored for Abilene residents, helping you cultivate a thriving and verdant landscape.

Assess Damage From Winter Cold and Winds

Before the growing season begins in earnest, take a stroll around your property to assess your trees for any winter-related damage. Look out for broken branches, split bark, or signs of stress. Prune away damaged limbs to encourage healthy growth and prevent the spread of diseases.

Prune with Purpose

Early March is an opportune time for pruning deciduous trees before the onset of new growth. Give us a call today for a free estimate on removal of dead or diseased branches to promote your overall tree health and shape the canopy for optimal sunlight exposure. Proper pruning enhances air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal infections and pest infestations.

Mulching Magic

Mulching is a key practice for tree care in Abilene. Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark or wood chips, around the base of your trees. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, suppresses weeds, and regulates soil temperature, providing an ideal environment for root health. Ensure the mulch is spread evenly and does not touch the tree trunk. Our Thornton’s wood chips make for great mulch!

Water Wisely

In the semi-arid climate of Abilene area and Texas, proper watering is crucial. As temperatures rise, trees may require more water to thrive. Deep watering is preferable to frequent shallow watering, as it encourages deep root growth. Be mindful of water conservation efforts or if you’re lucky to have a well on your property water at will. Just be sure to adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Fertilize Appropriately

March is an excellent time to consider fertilizing your trees to provide essential nutrients for robust growth. Choose a balanced fertilizer suitable for the needs of your specific tree species. Consulting with our local garden center (we prefer those over the big box stores) to help you determine the right fertilizer and application method for the variety of trees you have on your residential or commercial property.

Stay Vigilant Against Pests

Keep an eye out for signs of pests or diseases on your trees. Early detection is crucial for effective management. If you notice unusual spots, discoloration, or signs of pest activity, consult with the garden centers or the local extension office to identify the issue and implement an appropriate treatment plan.

Storm-Proof Your Trees

West Texas weather can be unpredictable, and severe storms are not uncommon as we’re now in severe storm season. Inspect your trees NOW for weak branches or limbs that could pose a hazard during high winds before the storms get here. Give us a call for a free estimate for pruning or we can even consult on the removal of potential risks to safeguard your property (even your neighbors) and the well-being of your trees.

By following these March tree care tips tailored to the Abilene, Brownwood, Wichita Falls and Weatherford areas, residents can ensure their trees not only survive but thrive in the upcoming spring season. A well-cared-for landscape contributes to the beauty of your property!

Call today for a free estimate for any of your tree service needs.

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