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Take Care of your Tender new Plants!

Northwest summers are as dry as our winters are wet. We have about three straight months of dry weather coming up and it’s time to get prepared. If you have irrigation or a sprinkler system, now is the time to make sure they are in tip top shape and ready to go (let us know if you need help). Whether you have a sprinkler timer or you water by hand, it can be good to get on a regular schedule of watering.

There are a few plants that will need extra care this summer. We wanted to give you a few tips for making sure the new, young tender plants in your yard survive the dry weather! Whether you had a landscape planting installed by our crew or planted them yourselves, they will need your care in order to thrive!

 

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Tender new plantings: Newly planted trees and shrubs have been grown in ideal nursery conditions and will need to adjust to living outdoors in your landscape. They have been in a root ball or container their whole lives and will now spread out their roots and adapt to the soil in your yard. This process can be a little bit traumatic. So, we can help them adjust by giving them extra water throughout the summer months. Water deeply and heavily a few times a week, during hot weather, for the best results. Keep an eye on your plants for signs of stress or dehydration.

 

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Young, shallow roots: Some young new plants have short, shallow root systems that haven’t fully developed yet. These plants will need more water than well-established shrubs or perennials. Anything you start from seed (vegetables or annuals) will need extra water while they are in the seed-to-seedling stage. Newly planted vegetable or flower starts also need frequent water to help them acclimate to the soil and get over the shock of being transplanted.

Once these plants have settled into their new homes and adjusted to the shock of being transplanted, they will need less frequent watering. In fact, infrequent but deep watering encourages plants to grow deeper roots and will increase plant health over time. However, in the beginning, it’s best to baby them just a little bit.

Brace your Trees for a Healthy Winter!

Brace your Trees for a Healthy Winter!

 

 

The Frontier Tree Service is dedicated to providing quality care for all types of trees. We employ a wide variety of techniques to restore and care for the trees, while protecting your home and investments. We prune trees to increase their health and overall shape and to reduce the risk of falling limbs and power line entanglement. We also remove trees that are damaged, diseased and dangerous. But, there are other techniques that can be put to use to help save the life of the tree as well as save your home from damage.

 

One such technique is cabling and bracing. This practice utilizes hardware to provide extra support to trees that have multiple trunks and trees with weak crotches or large horizontal growing branches. Trees with these conditions might be susceptible to breaking with wind, ice, or a heavy snow load. Some trees grow large, thick branches or alternate trunks that stray too widely from the main trunk and are vulnerable to breaking, especially during storms.

 

 

 

The Frontier Tree Service can help protect both the tree and anything in its path by installing hardware into the crevice where the two limbs or trunks meet and joining them with the metal pieces. It increases the tree’s strength and stability and prolongs the life of the tree.

 

If you have trees in your yard with multiple trunks or large horizontal branches, you can benefit from cabling and bracing. If you are not sure if you need it, our team can come to your property to do an assessment. You can save yourself a lot of damage and hassle by strengthening the structure of your trees and protecting those heavy limbs.

 

To get an assessment or to have this service performed on your tree(s), contact us today! 

 

 

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