You raked the leaves, you rolled up your hoses, and you got your snow-blower ready. But are your trees ready for the long winter ahead? We tend to think that trees are hardy and know how to survive the winter on their own. That’s not always true. Winter is hard on trees and shrubs and not just the cold temperatures. Check out these services from Harvest Lawn Care to make sure your trees and shrubs have the best protection this winter.
Dormant oil is applied to dormant trees in the spring or fall. So it prevents the insect from laying eggs on your trees and shrubs over the winter and causing an infestation in the spring.When applied directly to the bark, dormant oil covers up and kills any insects residing there. Dormant oils are best used when the tree is entering dormancy in the fall or in the early spring before the new growth starts to come in. It should never be applied after the tree begins to bud as this can cause damage to new growth.
Deep Root Feeding
Because trees needs are constantly changing. Deep root feeding helps ensure trees are receiving the proper nutrients. Therefore the process involves injecting water, fertilizers, insecticides and other soil enhancers directly into a tree’s root system. This unique method eliminates competition from other plants and runoff.
During the winter when the ground freezes, plants switch from absorbing water with their roots to using the water they have stored up. This is called desiccation. If winters are long or harsh this can damage your trees, especially your evergreens that do not go dormant. Therefore anti-desiccants provide a protective coat to your trees that prevent the loss of water for several months. Anti-Desiccants can be applied to:
Anti-Desiccants should be applied between November and December to ensure lasting protection throughout the winter.
If you want your trees to have the best year-round protection then call Harvest Lawn Care and make an appointment today.