Summer Care

Proper care of trees and shrubs can increase a plant’s lifespan.  We have outlined seasonal  guidelines to help you plan the care and maintenance of your landscaping.  These recommendations can vary based on weather conditions.  For more information or for tips that are specific to your property, give us a call or Ask the Expert: asktheexpert@raystreeservice.com

June

  • Trunk injections for Elms and Oaks
  • Tree pruning – Red oaks are safe to prune after 6/20 (Red Oak family includes Red Oak, Black Oak, Pin Oak, Shingle Oak and others)
  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Mid-summer insecticide applications begin
  • Mite control applications begin
  • Monitor trees and shrubs for nutrient deficiencies

July

  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Mid summer insecticides applications
  • Mite control applications
  • Mid season inspections for plant health
  • Monitor moisture in the landscape, supplement water if necessary

August

  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Late summer insecticide applications begin
  • Monitor moisture in the landscape, supplement water if necessary

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