Tips to Take Care of Your Trees

Try out these tree maintenance tips.

Having trees in your yard is a great way to boost the curb appeal of your property.  However, having trees requires you to keep up with certain routine maintenance tasks.  Not sure what you should do to care of the trees on your property?  Then here are some of the tree maintenance tips that you should try.


If you have new or freshly planted trees, then they will require regular watering.  Older trees do not require this extra attention because their extensive root systems can pull all the water they need from underground.  However, until your new trees reach this level of maturity then, you will have to supplement their growth with a regular watering schedule.  Before you organize your schedule, make sure you do your research.  Different trees will have different water needs.


Laying mulch around the base of your trees has other purposes aside from decoration.  For instance, mulch can help insulate your trees’ roots from dramatic temperature changes.  Additionally, mulch can improve soil’s ability to hold water, which will be especially helpful for the growth and development of new trees.


Finally, you should trim your trees on a semi-regular basis.  Trimming off the dead portions of your trees will encourage new growth and keep your trees looking healthy and fresh.  You should also cut back the tree branches that overhang your home, walkways, and driveway.  This will reduce the chances of swaying or falling branches causing damage or injuries to your home and loved ones.

These are some tree maintenance tips that you should stay on top of.  Want another way to take care of your property?  Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance protections in place.  For assistance with your home insurance, contact the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.