Tree Maintenance Tips You Should Know

Tree Maintenance Tips You Should Know

Take care of the trees on your property with these tips.

The trees in your yard can enhance your property, provide ample shade, and offer abundant environmental benefits. However, trees can also pose a safety hazard to your family and home if they are not properly cared for. To prevent accidents, check out these tree maintenance tips.

Fertilize the soil. Like all living things, trees require essential nutrients to function and survive. They primarily acquire these nutrients from the soil, but fertilizing the soil can greatly increase the health of your trees.

Add mulch to the bases. Mulch insulates and serves as a buffer from extreme temperatures. It retains the water, keeping the soil moist, and helps to protect the base and roots from frost and ice.

Water frequently. Trees generally need between 20 to 25 gallons of water weekly, but be careful not to over-water them. In spring and summer, they may need the occasional watering, but winter will be the time to cut back.

Trim and prune. Trimming and pruning your trees helps to keep them in good condition, prevents obstruction, encourages directional growth, and improves the curb appeal of your property. If tree limbs are not maintained, they can disrupt power lines, rooftops, and more. What’s more, weak branches can break off in storms and cause damage to your home. Tree trimming can help you to avoid insurance claims.


Now that fall is on our doorstep, now is the time to give your trees some TLC. Homeowners insurance can help to protect your property. For all of your coverage needs, visit the independent insurance professionals, Perry & Carroll in Elmira and neighboring cities in New York.