Winter is a great opportunity for your trees to get rid of any unwanted weeds and lurking pests that may already be pestering them. This time is also perfect to prepare them for more fruitful rewards once the season is done.
Tree care tips for your trees this season
Get rid of weeds. Getting rid of any weeds you spot at the base of the tree will remove possible hiding places of insects that are trying to find their luck by overwintering.
Get rid of pests. One common problem for trees during the cold season are overwintering insects and their eggs. Common insects that can be found on trees in winter are aphids, scale insects, moth, red spider mites, and the likes can place themselves into the tiniest of crannies within the bark’s tree. They will emerge in spring which could harm your trees health in the process. To lessen the chance of having overwintering insects live in your trees, spray a winter tree wash onto your trees. You can do this at the beginning of winter and do the same thing at the end of winter.
Protect your fruit trees. While the cold weather is a great time to get rid of unwanted pests, but this season could play havoc with your fruit trees. For instance, fruit trees such as olives and lemons should be moved to a greenhouse or cool conservatory. Trees in pots should also be given proper drainage because when the roots freeze solid, this can be a disaster for them.
While it may be cold to take care of your trees in winter but with just a little time spent with them, your trees will feel that they are getting the love they deserve.