Summer Tree & Shrub Maintenance
SUMMER TREE AND SHRUB MAINTENANCE
- Weed and mulch around trees and shrubs, keeping the mulch about 1-2 inches away from the base of the trunks. Do not create “mulch volcanoes”, this can be harmful to the trees. Mulch volcanoes are deep piles of mulch heaped around the base of trees and shrubs. They kill plants by creating a warm, moist environment that invites insects, rodents and disease.
- Water new trees and shrubs once a week, this will help reduce transplant shock .
- Trim hedges when first flush of new growth has started, may need to trim monthly to maintain a neat hedge row.
- Monitor for insect/disease. Treat accordingly. Follow instructions on label.