5 SUMMER FRUIT TREE CARE TIPS
Summer upkeep is essential for keeping your fruit trees alive, healthy, and ready to give you plenty of fruit year after year. Record high temperatures, buzzing bees, and evening breezes characterize this time of year. The majority of fruit trees thrive in these conditions and produce new growth during the hot summer months. Over the next several weeks, the Minneapolis area will see extreme heat, so here’s what you need to know.
Summer, on the other hand, might bring with it dangerous insects, illnesses, and dieback. Follow these 5 care tips to avoid these issues:
1. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR TREES.
If you’re not careful, insect infestations might creep up on you. While you do not need to inspect your trees on a regular basis, you should spend some time checking over their bark, branches, and leaves, particularly the undersides of leaves.
In a couple of days, Japanese beetles and other insects can kill a tree. Act soon if you detect bugs.
2. MULCH AROUND THE BASE AGAIN.
As the weather warms, the soil struggles to hold enough water to satisfy the thirst of most fruit trees. A new layer of mulch can help retain moisture while also preventing weeds from robbing the soil of moisture and nutrients. We can assist you with this!
3. THE TIME HAS COME TO FERTILIZE
Your trees are growing and expelling all of their stored energy with a little fertilizer, they have a better chance of growing. Just make sure the fertilizer doesn’t touch the tree’s trunk or base (especially young trees).
4. LIGHTEN THE LOAD ON YOUR TREES
The majority of fruiting trees produce more fruit than their branches can support. Broken limbs, pest infestations, sickness, and fruit that doesn’t reach full size can all result from this. One of our summer storms breaking off branches indiscriminately is the last thing you want to happen.
You are giving the remaining branches a good chance to grow and develop by removing limbs that grow downward, cross other limbs, or grow directly up from a branch (sometimes termed “water sprouts”).
5. QUENCH THE THIRST OF YOUR TREES
You should water your fruit trees at least once a week unless there is a deluge. Allow the water to properly cover the soil surrounding the tree’s base while watering them in the morning. Water should reach one to two feet into the ground to provide adequate hydration for your tree to last until its next watering.
Healthy Fruit Trees will help your yard look its best this summer.
Don’t allow the summer heat and storms destroy your fruit trees. We’re here to assist you whether you’re unclear about which branches to cut, or need help fertilizing, or mulching your landscaping. Our goal is to help you in having your yard look wonderful throughout the summer!