It’s cold and the last thing you will think about doing is going in the garden, but now is the best time to make sure your garden has the best chance of thriving all year.
So wrap up and give your trees a helping hand into spring, take a look at our guide that shows you how to:
- Get rid of weeds from the base of young trees.
- Check out newly planted trees to see if they’ve been lifted from the soil by strong winds or frost.
- Tie up your splayed-out conifer branches that have been damaged by winds and/or snow
- Get pruning – focus on removing the dead, dying or damaged branches, crossing stems and overcrowded growth. By creating an open centre when air can circulate through this will discourage pests and diseases.
- Be careful not to damage your trees when sawing off thicker branches, if they are too large for you to prune alone get in touch with us we offer tree surgeon services in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth and surrounding areas.
- Feed your trees after pruning.
- Sow any tree seeds collected in the autumn.
- You can plant young trees throughout February but if you add stakes and rabbit guards to
prevent damage to the bark and root ball.
- Like us, trees can get sick in the winter so check yours for any signs of disease. If you find that your tree is badly affected by a disease, give us a call as our tree surgeon services will be able to advice on what to do next to save your tree.