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Tree & Shrub Tips

Many of us take the time to cultivate a lovely lawn, but often forget to extend the same care to our shrubs and trees. At Nature’s Select, we can help by sharing a few tips on how to care for these essential parts of a beautiful, healthy landscape. Call (888) 786-9735 for more information or request a free estimate now.

Like all living things, trees and shrubs need food and nutrients to grow. Well-fertilized trees and shrubs grow vigorously and look greener and healthier while producing more flowers.

Checking regularly for pests while caring for your trees and shrubs will help reduce the chances of a serious infestation and protect your plants’ health and beauty. Nature's Select offers a wide array of pest control methods and tree and shrub programs for a healthy landscape that will grace your home and community for years.

Pruning is essential for the health of trees and other plants, but it must be done at the correct time.

  • Cut back summer-blooming plants during the winter or early spring before new growth appears.
  • Spring is the optimum time to prune for many types of plants, except for the ones that bloom in the spring (you don’t want to remove next spring’s flowers). Instead, spring-blooming plants should be pruned after their blooms fall off.
  • In the late spring, prune back new growth on conifer plants but avoid cutting beyond new foliage.

Give trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, a healthy head start on winter by watering them during dry periods until the ground freezes.

Trees and shrubs should be properly mulched to help maintain temperature and soil moisture throughout the winter. Root tissues don’t fare well in temperatures much below freezing and can be killed or severely injured. The presence of mulch, leaf litter, or snow cover can help insulate most soils sufficiently to prevent soil temperatures from falling too far below freezing.

Winter weather can cause damage by bending and breaking branches. To protect plants from limb breakage prior to winter, tie the branches together loosely with strips of cloth or coated twine.

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Just like your lawn care program, regular maintenance of your trees and shrubs gives them a better chance of remaining healthy through every season of the year. Call (888) 786-9735 or request a free estimate now. We serve the Piedmont, Sandhills, and Triangle areas of North Carolina.

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