While the trees on your property generally require little maintenance, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure that each tree is as happy and as healthy as possible. As a Maryland business or homeowner, it falls on you to keep your trees healthy and safe from environmental damages. Spring is quickly approaching, and with it comes the perfect opportunity for you to inspect your property and look for signs of damages or disease. If you’re in need of professional tree services to help retain or restore the health of your plants, our certified arborists are here to help! Our team is available 24/7 for emergency tree removals, regular inspections, tree trimming services, and more. We’re proud to be Montgomery County’s tree service experts, delivering quality results to Adamstown and beyond for years.

The Patrick Musser team is here to offer comprehensive care for your trees and property. Today, we’ll highlight a few quick tips that can help you take care of your trees for the spring season. If you’re in need of tree removal, trimming, pruning, or inspection services, be sure to contact our team to schedule an appointment!

Cleanup Services

The winter season can produce a lot of debris that can cover your tree’s trunk and obscure any obvious signs of trouble. Once the weather warms up enough, be sure to clear away any plants, twigs, leaves, and any other matter that can age, rot, and create health risks for your tree. When left to decompose, leaves and branches can harbor moisture and harmful agents.

Inspection Tasks

Snowy weather can place a lot of strain on your trees. From heavy snowpacks to freezing temperatures, a lot of dangers exist that can compromise your tree’s integrity. As a homeowner, it’s essential to inspect your trees at the beginning of the spring season to ensure that every aspect of your yard is happy and healthy. Be sure to look for holes, broken branches, cracks in the trunk, and any other alarming signs that your tree is in danger. Now may be an ideal time to prune back dead or broken branches.

Mulch Moves

While not nearly as important for older trees, mulch can provide a lot of protection and moisture. A two- or three-inch layer of mulch around the base will help to provide a weed barrier, improving the surface health and aesthetics of your property. It is often utilized because of its water-retention characteristics, trapping moisture and holding it close for your tree to feed off of.

Work with Water

It’s important to water at the right time, as watering early can lead to excess runoff while watering late can allow the tree to dry out. Moisture is essential for plant health, but remember that excess water can lead to disease growth and infection. If your trees were near de-icing salts throughout the winter, be sure to water more to wash away the harmful contaminants.

Small steps can create major benefits when you take care of your property’s trees this spring. While you can do this yourself with pride, you can always reach out to our certified arborists for the most professional tree services in Maryland. Patrick Musser Tree Service is here to deliver quality results to each of our clients. As Montgomery County’s tree service team, we can offer fast, cost-effective solutions for your property. Contact us today to see how we can help your trees thrive!