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Best Autumn Tree Care Practices in Dallas

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 03:11 PM  posted by admin

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. It’s a time when millions of people celebrate the holidays and nature cascades in endless colors of brown, red, orange and green. It’s also the time of year that most people assume that trees and shrubs no longer need the same level of nourishment as in the summer months.

All trees and shrubs need revitalization through feeding. Trees and shrubs feed by absorbing nutrients and water in the soil through their roots. Unfortunately, standard fertilizers that simply spread fertilizer on the ground don’t get the job done.  Feeding tree roots through liquid fertilizer is a method that injects needed nutrients directly into the tree’s roots.

Two Methods of Feeding Your Trees

1.  Deep root feeding injects nutrients below the ground and directly into a tree’s root zone. Trees can benefit from nutrients readily absorbed or slow releasing compounds that are absorbed by the tree’s roots throughout the year; even during the winter season.

2.  Tree Injection utilizes fertilizer, insecticide and fungicide, which is injected direly into the tree where its roots meet the trunk. This is a highly effective method because 100% of the chemical end up where they’re needed the most –– inside the tree.

Injecting chemical directly inside the tree is leak-proof method, and can be used to combat a variety of tree pests and fungal diseases. Pest control includes beetles (elm, leaf, and Japanese), lace bugs, weevils, aphids, borers and a host of other insects. Tree injections are usually an effective means of preventing diseases as opposed to controlling or wiping out diseases.

Autumn Tree Planting

Planting trees in early autumn is considered by many experts to be the best time to plant evergreen and plants that flower during winter. Autumn can be dry and warm in certain parts of the country, so planting areas should be watered thoroughly before and after planting.

Autumn Flower Pruning

If you have roses planted they should be pruned early in autumn. This encourages them to produce strong stems the following season. They should also bud thicker.

Winter Tree Pruning

Make sure your trees get plenty of water. It’s easy to assume that trees are getting enough water during winter months. As weather permits, occasionally watering your trees during the winter can be a lifesaver. However, you have to water with caution. If your trees ice-over, a lot of damage can occur.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to call out the professionals at Wauson Tree Service. We’re happy to come out and give you a free estimate on all your tree-care needs and explain what’s needed to keep the trees and shrubs on your property healthy for years to come.

Call Walt today for a free estimate of autumn tree care at, 214-450-8720 or email at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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