Evergreens may be a hardy category of tree that requires very little maintenance, but there are still lawn care habits that you can practice to make sure your evergreens stay vibrant throughout winter. In fact, there are some things that you may regularly do for your other trees that can actually harm your evergreens. As backward as it sounds, too much maintenance and your evergreens could be seriously damaged.
Nutri-Lawn Ottawa wants to help you keep that emerald beauty remaining on your property throughout the white winter months. These dots of nature can go a long way to brightening the dreary months and maintaining a hopeful aesthetic until spring. With the temperatures slowly beginning to drop, here are some preparatory tips you can include in your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn care services to care for your evergreens.
With the coming winter, you'll be preparing your inground irrigation as much as your lawn. Before you take care of the big blow out, and while your irrigation is still running, make sure to water your evergreens a bit.
Evergreens require little water to survive. However, water is much more difficult to absorb through the hard winter soil – if any water manages to trickle down to your evergreen's roots. Provide your roots with enough water to strengthen them before the ground freezes.
Give only a light feeding
Nutri-Lawn Ottawa loves evergreens for the low maintenance, robust nature of these trees. In the same way that your trees won't require much water, evergreens also rarely ever need fertilizer. Fertilizer can be harmful to your evergreen trees, so it really should be avoided in almost every Ottawa lawn care instance.
There are only a few times when you may need to include fertilizing your evergreens in your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa lawn care services. You'll know when these times have arrived by the appearance of your evergreens. When your trees begin to look brown and unhappy, it's time to offer them a little nourishment. Sprinkle only 1 tablespoon of balanced fertilizer around the base of your evergreens. This may not seem like a lot, but it is more than enough food to revive your evergreen trees.
Save the shears
Evergreens love their natural state. In other words – save the shears, and let your trees grow. Evergreens are slow growers. Shearing off too much of the tree can cause harm, or unsightly gaps that you won't be able to fix with any of your lawn care tactics. This is particularly true of the structure of the tree. Holes in the evergreen's structure could take years to re-grow.
Evergreen trees should be allowed to maintain their natural shape and growth patterns, without trimming. Shrubs, on the other hand, are safe to be trimmed and pruned on a semi-regular basis. This pruning is only to maintain a natural shape and to prevent overgrowth. Be careful to make sure you don't cut too close to the trunk to avoid damage.
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