Four top tips for summer tree care

Summer has arrived and where better to spend your holidays than in your own garden? But before you prepare to spend time outdoors, work your way through these four summer tree care tips to ensure your trees look their best this summer.

1. Start with the soil
A cold dry winter can strip the soil of essential nutrients and increase acidity levels. Without rich, fertile soil, your trees won’t be able to resist pests, disease and environmental stress. Soil care is tree care, so dig in some fertilizer or add a layer of mulch to revive and balance your soil.

With properly nourished soil, your trees will continue to thrive through the summer and be better prepared to face the next winter.

Next week we look at the importance of watering trees in summer.

Get all  four tips and savour the cool shade your trees will provide all summer long.