Tree disease prevention is crucial for avoiding some of the frustration with dealing with dead and dying trees in your yard. If you want to prevent the trees in your yard from getting potentially fatal diseases, here are some of the top measures to take.
- Rake those leaves. One of the easiest tree disease prevention tips is already a common fall time chore. Dead leaves can carry fungi that can infect your trees, so raking them up as they fall can help prevent otherwise healthy trees from dying.
- Clean your gardening tools. This tip is especially important if you’ve used your tools on already diseased trees. Gardening tools that have been in contact with diseased plants can carry organisms that can spread to your healthy trees, so make sure to clean your gardening tools regularly with bleach or alcohol.
- Keep trees fertilized. Fertilization helps provide trees with necessary nutrients. Giving your trees the nutrients they need can help keep them healthy and more resistant to disease.
- Talk with an arborist. Nobody knows tree health quite like an arborist. Arborists know the signs and symptoms of diseased trees and can help point you towards care and maintenance that will help your diseased trees. They can also talk to you about more tips for tree disease prevention that you can utilize for your already healthy trees.
Here at JC’s Tree and Landscape Service, we care about helping you keeping your yard’s trees healthy and looking their best. For more tree disease prevention tips and other information about how to keep your yard healthy, reach out to us today.