Autumn has arrived, if you couldn’t already tell by the beautiful array of colors in your trees! While your trees may seem ready for hibernation, they still deserve a lot of care this time of year. Keep reading for Austex Tree Service’s tips for tree caring and cutting in Round Rock TX or Austin TX.
Mulch To Do
A thin layer of mulch will act as a cozy blanket to your trees during the colder months. Mulch can regulate extreme temperatures to protect your trees from the harshest of winters. It will also help to absorb water while feeding your trees important nutrients. If you’re looking for a fun fall activity for the kids, DIY your own composted mulch with apple rinds, pine needles, and other organic, decomposable materials!
Hydrate and Hibernate
While your trees may be resting easy this winter, they still need to be cared for regularly. In addition to laying a bed of mulch, you should water your younger trees occasionally. Be sure to water when the air isn’t too cold, there has not been much rain, and the soil is soft rather than frozen. You’ll want to ensure a smooth passage of water for your trees to drink!
Protect and Prune
Branches can break much more easily under cold and harsh weather conditions. Be sure to check your branches for any breakage or splitting to prevent injuries to your trees or innocent bystanders! You’ll want to apply plastic or metal guards now before the weather worsens into the winter months. In addition to wrapping any potential breaks, now is also a good time for tree trimming- remove any dead branches or leaves and shape accordingly. For this step, you may want to hire a professional arborist. Luckily, Austex specializes in tree cutting and pruning!
To prepare properly for the winter, contact tree trimming companies like Austex Tree Service Inc to handle your tree cutting Round Rock TX or Austin TX!