If you’ve spent any time in Tennessee, you know that the summer heat can get the best of us — humidity especially. And though it’s only May, hotter temperatures are settling in for a long season. Your trees and your landscape thrive in hot and sunny temperatures, but humidity and drought can often be detrimental to the overall health of your plants. So what do you do? Especially if water conservation is an issue, tree care will need to be considered.
Here are a couple things to think about when dealing with your trees:
Picking the right species: Heat waves are commonplace in Tennessee during the summer. If you’re looking to plant a new tree on your property, consider trees that require less water. This will not only keep the tree healthy all summer long, but it’s less stress on you! Because irrigation cannot be readily available during a drought, these types of trees also conserve water: a win-win. In addition, placement of trees can be important to keep a tree prosperous throughout a hot summer. With an arborist’s help, you can plant in the right conditions and feel confident your tree will be taken care of for years to come.
Assessing existing trees: Existing trees can be a bit trickier. Without considering the summer heat, a wide variety of trees can be planted in the Middle Tennessee area that may not thrive. This can be problematic for trees that require much more water during seasons where water conservation is so crucial. If water is not an issue, Parke can add a soaker hose for a slow trickle of constant water. In addition, soil injections can be done to enhance the health of the tree. Regular observation of your trees is important. The Parke Company can amend soil to help hold water for longer periods of time when lack of water is an issue. If you see leaves discolor or limbs die, call an arborist at the Parke Company for an assessment.
Regular irrigation and tree care is important to keeping your trees and landscape beautiful. But the Parke Company understands that weather can get in the way. Whether it’s summer storms and lightning (hyperlink), drought or extreme heat, the Parke Company can help you. They will assess your existing trees or assist in finding the perfect tree to withstand Tennessee’s infamous weather. Want more information and live within the Middle Tennessee area including The Gulch or Germantown? Call the Parke Company today for additional information or to speak with an arborist.