Your most valuable landscape assets
Trees are usually your landscape’s most important and valuable assets. Are they getting the care they need? Healthy trees will often last a lifetime or longer, but can die very quickly if they become vulnerable to pests, disease, dehydration, or extreme weather. This fall, make sure you consult a trained arborist to help you protect your investment.
Prune for safety, health and beauty
Before the snow and ice arrive, make sure you have a specialist look at your trees. Early fall is a great time to diagnose problems and take action because the leaves are still on the trees, making it easier to identify which limbs are dead and which are healthy. Pruning is important to protect trees, people, and surrounding structures from limbs breaking off under the weight of heavy snow or ice. Pruning done by experts will remove fall risk and improve the trees’ overall look and health.
Schedule a checkup for pests or disease
A routine check up on your trees is necessary to make sure they don’t fall prey to pests because Colorado weather encourages them. Pine and Spruce beetles and mites have a known presence in Denver and are significant threats if they are not identified and treated. Fungus can also kill established, healthy plants if not caught in time. Do you have at-risk trees? Our experienced, certified arborists can diagnose and prescribe treatments as needed. A deep root or foliar fertilizer may be all it would take to put them back on the mend!
When your irrigation system is winterized this season, make sure you have a watering plan to get your trees the moisture they need. Even winter, with several inches of snow, does not always provide trees with enough water to meet their needs. It can be tricky to determine how to water without freezing during cold weather, so ask one of our experts for help.
It’s been said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today. Even if you don’t have trees yet, remember that fall is the perfect time to plant them. Consult a Design Associate at Lifescape to determine which species would thrive in your landscape.