There are many events that occur in our daily lives that cause stress. Job deadlines, kid’s activities and social commitments can all lead to a busy and possibly stressful period in our lives. Trees and shrubs may not deal with these issues, but they do experience stress. Plant stress occurs for a number of reasons. Adverse and severe weather conditions are one of the main culprits. The arctic-like temperatures experienced the past two winters and the drought conditions during past summers have stressed many of our trees and shrubs. Stressed trees and shrubs are more susceptible to disease and insect infestations, also making recovery much more difficult. There are a number of ways we can help our landscape regain vigor during difficult periods.
- Water during extended dry spells. This is important for established trees and shrubs, as well as new plantings. Water thoroughly as long as the soil isn’t frozen.
- Fertilize all trees and shrubs to promote healthy, vigorous growth. KTS offers BioGreen, which is an organic blend that encourages strong root growth and overall plant vitality.
- Prune dead wood to encourage and improve healthy plant growth.
- Protect evergreens and trees exposed to winter salt and harsh wintry weather. Click here for a range of useful techniques.
Kramer Tree Specialists offers all the services needed to properly care for your trees and shrubs. From pruning to plant health care treatments, KTS helps revive stressed trees and shrubs. Call the PHC Department today to discuss your tree and shrub needs.