There are plenty of things to love about trees in your backyard. Not only do they add a lovely and fresh look to your property, but they also provide some much-needed shade to your outdoor living space, keeping it nice and cool in the warmer months. But if you want to keep your trees beautiful and well-maintained, you’ll need to take better care of their roots. In Part 1 of our blog series, the top landscape design company in the area, Backyard Reflections, shares how to keep tree roots healthy.
- Water the root zone slowly. As outdoor temperatures start to rise, it’s important that you keep the tree roots hydrated. For this reason, make sure to water the entire root zone with about an inch of water once every week or two. Do this slowly to avoid runoff and ensure the water is able to reach the trees’ deep root system.
- Let the tree roots breathe. Soil is usually compact in residential areas. Because of this, your tree roots may have a difficult time accessing the oxygen they need to stay healthy. Vertical mulching offers a simple and effective way to aerate the compacted soil, ensuring that moisture and oxygen can get into the ground where the tree roots are. You should consult a trusted landscape design/build specialist like Backyard Reflections for this particular task.
- Fertilize the root zone correctly. This can be done by creating holes in the root zone and slipping in dry fertilizer. Make sure the fertilizer is placed near the root system; avoid putting them in too deep or else the roots won’t be able to access them. If you’re unsure how to go about it, just turn to Backyard Reflections. We are always ready and available to handle your landscape maintenance needs.
Give Us a Call Today
Maintaining the health and beauty of your trees can be simple; you just need to work with a premier landscape design and maintenance company like Backyard Reflections. Get in touch with us and we’ll talk more about our exceptional landscaping solutions. We proudly serve the areas in and around Annandale and Nisswa, MN. Call us today at (320) 274-6336 or (218) 454-1065. You may also fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. Watch out for Part 2 of our blog series, where we’ll discuss how you can better protect exposed tree roots.