Preparing Your Ohio Trees for the Winter

Winter in Ohio can get really harsh, as all of our local Ohioan customers know. Temperatures can reach below 30 degrees in December and even lower sometimes at the beginning of the year. This means that it’s time to bundle up – get ready for the holiday season and the cold-front that comes after as well.

Getting ready for winter doesn’t necessarily mean only grabbing yourself a new winter jacket and a cup of hot chocolate to keep yourself warm while you watch ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas. It means making sure there are enough resources to keep your trees and shrubs alive throughout the season. While you can allow your garden to come and go with the seasons, your trees and shrubs are meant to last all year, and for years to come.

Here are some of the things you can do to ensure your trees and shrubs are fully prepared for the Ohio winter:

Deep-Root Fertilizer is a Good First Step

Root health is one of the most important parts of your tree and shrubs’ health. When the roots are healthy, the rest of the tree will grow healthier as well. It’s just like when you feed yourself good foods, you will present well on the outside as well. Deep-root fertilization is essentially feeding your trees good food. The process is when fertilizer is injected directly into your soil. This goes between eight and twelve inches beneath the surface of your turf. It is injected in a square pattern that resembles a grid to ensure no parts of the roots are looked over when they are being fed. It creates an abundance of nutrients and no parts of the tree are struggling to receive the nutrition it needs.

Make Pruning Your Number One Priority

By definition, pruning your trees and shrubs is defined as “a horticultural and silvicultural practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branchesbuds, or roots.” This is a common practice when it comes to tree care because it stops your trees from spreading infestations or disease, and it ensures they don’t become feeble from hanging onto branches that are dead and need to be shed. Choosing to do this during the fall will allow your trees to be protected from furthering damage by the cold winter. It’s something that can truly save you a huge hassle in the summer. Additionally, you will be able to ensure that no damage will come to your cars or home from fallen branches when the snowstorms inevitably come.

Call the Professionals at Land-Art Incorporated for Tree and Shrub Care this Winter

If you are interested in the health and wellness of your greenery now more than ever, you’ve come to the right place. Land-Art can help you make the best of your trees and shrubs before winter takes over Ohio. We additionally offer aeration and overseeding services that will make your yard pop and come back stronger next year. Call for any of our services today at 1-800-336-5296 or leave a message on through our contact form. You can also follow us on Facebook for updates and visit our monthly blogs like this one for more lawn care tips and tricks.