Protecting your trees in the summer can be almost as difficult as in the winter. This is especially true if you live in an arid region like Arizona. Here are tips for protecting your trees in the dry season to help you overcome this difficulty.
The most dangerous part of the dry season is the risk of dehydrated trees, as they don’t get enough water naturally. To combat this, you need to supplement hydration with regular watering of your trees.
Nutrients in the Soil
The dry season means the soil likely cannot replenish the nutrients that help plants grow strong. You’ll need to supply these nutrients by using a fertilizer at least once every three months. This will replenish the nutrients in the soil your trees need to grow strong and healthy.
It’s completely up to you if you want to use pesticides, synthetic or organic, on your property. However, you should try to control the pests and insects around your trees. Many pests are harmful to trees and can severely stunt tree growth if you leave them be. Learn about local pests and figure out how to prevent them from harming your trees.
Pruning and Trimming
While you should avoid pruning and trimming a tree during the dry season, it will benefit them if you do it beforehand. Pruning can help the tree grow in the healthiest manner possible, so the arid weather won’t affect it as much. Tree pruning and trimming are important for the health of your trees during and after a dry season, so do these things regularly.
The dry season can spell the end of the plants on your property, as they lack the nutrients they need to survive. Fortunately, these steps can help you protect your trees during the dry season.