1. Select the proper planting location for your landscape trees. Before planting a tree investigate out how large the tree will be when it is a mature tree. Avoid planting trees that will become too tall, such as Oak trees, under power wires. Should the tree be planted in the full sun? Some trees, like Dogwood trees, usually prefer to be planted in partial shade. Rancho Viejo tree doctors can answer many of these questions for you.
2. Mulch around trees to keep grass away from the trunk of the tree. Mulching trees has several benefits, but avoid piling mulch against the trunk of the tree. In general, the larger the mulch ring is around the trunk of the tree the better it is for the tree.
3. Have a tree doctor prune the tree to remove dead tree branches, crossing tree branches, and tree branches that are too low or too close to buildings. Having tree doctor prune young trees can establish proper tree branch structure for healthy future growth.
4. Periodic tree fertilizing will make sure your trees can access the necessary nutrients to remain healthy and be able to fight off harmful insects and tree diseases.
5. Protect the tree if construction is going to be done anywhere near the tree. Cutting of tree roots by trenching and soil compaction are two common causes of tree decline after construction.
6. Watch for damaging levels of insect pests on your trees. Tree spraying may be necessary every year or only occasionally, depending on tree species, tree location, environmental conditions and local insect pest populations. Consult with a tree doctor that is familiar with disease and insect pests common around Rancho Viejo.
7. Avoid tree topping. Tree topping has several negative effects on landscape trees. If a tree doctor suggests tree topping you should probably get a second opinion from a different tree doctor.
8. Water your landscape trees during a drought. The best way to water landscape trees is to use a soaker hose or put a regular garden hose on a slow trickle and place is under the canopy of the tree. Leave the water on for several hours so the water can soak down to the root system of the tree.
9. Monitor your landscape trees for tree diseases. Whether or not your landscape trees will be infected by a tree disease is usually dependent on the particular tree species in your landscape. Some tree species are more prone to tree disease infection than others. Most tree doctors that work in Rancho Viejo can identify what tree disease is infecting your landscape trees and the best way to control tree diseases.
10. Find a good, professional tree doctor you can call when you have questions or concerns on how to care for your landscape trees. The advice of a tree doctor can be invaluable when determining how to properly care for your valuable landscape trees.