Seasonal Tree Care Guide for Flower Mound Residents

Date May 22, 2024

Author TreeNewal Staff

Taking care of trees can be a year-round affair, making maintaining them seem like a big task all the time. Thankfully, tackling maintenance throughout the year leaves more time to enjoy the landscape and feels like less time spent overall. Each season brings unique caretaking requirements, and doing tree care regularly can help trees thrive. Here are some seasonal tree care tips from TreeNewal.

Spring Tree Care Tips

Spring is a time for new growth and greenery. There are many little tasks that can help greenery thrive and set trees and landscapes up for success. To help trees get everything they need to grow and bloom, property owners should:

  • Inspect for damage, disease, and pests.
  • Remove fallen branches, leaves, and other debris.
  • Add a layer of mulch around the base of trees.
  • Thoroughly water trees.
  • Add fertilizer around plantings.
  • Prune dead, diseased, or dying limbs and branches.

Summer Tree Care Tips

Flower Mound summers can be brutal and put a lot of stress on trees if they’re not taken care of properly. Luckily, many spring tasks carry into summer, which can make tree maintenance easier.

Mulch is another big component of tree care. This helps tree roots retain moisture and bring water to the top of the tree. Mulching can also suppress weed growth, which robs trees of vital water and nutrients. Pests and diseases are more common in the summertime, making it crucial to get ahead of the curve by regularly inspecting and monitoring trees for any signs of pest or disease damage.

Fall Tree Care Tips

Fall is when many pests seek shelter from heavier rainfalls and cooling temperatures. Applying preventative pest treatments and continuing to mulch and water trees can help them better prepare for the cold season. Property owners should consider wrapping young or other vulnerable trees with burlap or a frost shield to better protect them from the cold.

Winter Tree Care Tips

North Texas still gets its fair share of unpredictable cold weather. Mulch is critical in protecting tree roots from cold and frost. Homeowners should continue to water evergreens during the winter to help them retain their moisture and keep their needles and leaves green. This is also a good time to prune or trim trees to promote health and wellness so they can flourish throughout winter and bloom in the springtime.

Trees can add shade and beauty to landscaping. Helping them thrive means taking care of them throughout the changing seasons. From mulch to preventative pest treatments, doing a little bit each season can help them last for generations. For help caring for your trees, give the experts at TreeNewal a call. Our ISA-certified arborists have the skills and expertise to help maintain your trees no matter what the Texas weather throws at them.