Spring is the perfect time to get ahead of tree care and outdoor maintenance. Work completed now will be rewarded with healthier plants, a greener lawn and a more beautiful landscape. Before you grab your shovel and rotary spreader, follow these tips to make sure that you’re doing the right thing at the right time.
Palm trees are an intrinsic part of Palm Harbor’s landscape, but they do require periodic maintenance to look their best. Tree pruning experts can trim palms and remove skirts of dead leaves throughout the year. However, seasonal maintenance completed in the spring will prepare palms for hurricane season. Trimming requirements vary depending on the type of palm and how many leaves it produces each year.
Patience in the spring is the secret to enjoying a lush landscape in the summer. Warm season lawns recover slowly, so it’s best to wait until they start growing before you fertilize. Have your evergreen and deciduous hedges trimmed in April. Mature and newly planted hedges benefit from seasonal pruning and ongoing maintenance to stimulate growth and to remain healthy.
Spring is a good time to prune shade trees, ornamentals and citruses. Suckers and limbs that are dead, diseased or damaged can be removed immediately. Many shade trees benefit from aggressive pruning in early March before growth begins since this will give them the whole season to recover. Other trees that release sap should be pruned in April after growth has resumed. At Warner Tree Service, our trained arborists and tree care experts can thin branches, raise the canopy and reduce the height of limbs depending on the placement of the tree, its condition and growth habit.
We are familiar with Florida’s many landscape plants and the best methods for maintaining trees based on their species, age and health. To learn more about our tree trimming services or to request a free written estimate, call 727-478-2864.