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How To Maintain Your Trees In Summer

Mar 15, 2024Tree Service

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Summer is now officially in full swing, but are you doing all you can to maintain trees and shrubs?

In this article, our experts will take you through everything you should be doing to ensure your backyard not only looks great in the summer months, but is as healthy as can be.

How To Maintain Trees In Summer

What You Should Be Doing In Summer

While summer may not be the perfect time to plant your trees, shrubs and other plants, there are definitely other things you can do to maintain your yard and ensure your flora is in optimum health.

Here, we’ll go through the most important tasks you should be doing:

Mulching And Fertilizing

Technically, mulching and fertilizing should probably be done in Spring, but Summer is also a great time to add mulch to your garden beds (or top up your existing mulch).

Ensure you do your research and are using the right mulch/fertilizer for your plants before starting the process.


Again, this is something you usually do in Spring (or whenever best advised by your nursery staff – depending on your tree or plant type), but if you haven’t got around to pruning, Summer may just be the time to do so.


Everyone knows how hot it can get in Summer in Northern Virginia.

So while you need to maintain your own hydration levels, you should also ensure your plants and trees are getting the water they need to survive extreme heat.

Where possible, try to water your yard early in the day or later in the afternoon, when it’s a little cooler and you don’t burn your plants and trees.

Inspecting Your Flora

It might seem a little excessive, but it’s a good idea to inspect your trees every day (or as often as possible) if you want them to maintain their health.

By doing this, you will pick up on any anomalies and deal with smaller problems before they become major issues that will affect the rest of your plants.

Related article: Why Not Cleaning Leaves from Your Lawn Can Be Harmful

Prepare For Storms

You’ll likely want to have prepared for storms before storm season starts, but the reality is that thunderstorms can hit at any time of the year.

They’re just a lot more likely to occur in the warmer months.

The best way to prepare for storms in terms of your plants and trees is to arrange an inspection to assess which ones in your yard are likely to fall in a storm and cause damage to your property.

By removing the offending trees, you minimize the risk of damage, which keeps you and your family safe.

Organize Pest Control

In Summer, there are a lot of different pests around.

If you spot pests and other nasty insects on your trees and plants, you might want to organize for a professional pest control company to come and inspect your property.

This will, hopefully, keep the disease and/or damage contained to that particular area, instead of spreading to nearby plants and trees.

Prevent Fires

Debris such as leaves, branches and other green waste are quite literally fuel for fire, and this is especially something you want to avoid in the Summer months (when the potential for bushfires increases exponentially).

Do the right thing and clean up your yard, or arrange for a professional land clearing team to get the job done.

Related topic: The Benefits of Leaf Removal: How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy

How Stoneman Landscaping Tree Service Can Help

As a homeowner, you want to be sure you’re getting the right advice to maintain the health of your trees

And this is something you can be certain of when you contact our professionals at Stoneman Landscaping Tree Service in Northern Virginia.

Our qualified and highly skilled team members can assist with any number of services to maintain your trees, from stump grinding and land clearing, to health assessments, storm preparation, tree removal and so much more.

For expert help with maintaining your trees during Summer, contact us today.


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