Our Tips for Giving Trees Some TLC

By Maria Rogerson

April 3, 2018House & Garden Services

When the summer heat takes over Australia, what we all want is a good shade. When you have a yard, it’s needless to say you want to surround yourself with as many trees as possible, knowing they also add value to the home, increasing the curb appeal, helping with landscaping.Tree boring insect treatment

However, just as any plant, trees require some attention, and tender loving care, tending to their needs, so if you want to enjoy the beautiful shade and sight of trees, you have to learn how to speak the tree language. Here are some tips on how to do so, starting from the tree boring insects treatment you should be doing, which professionals can help you with. They can also diagnose specific diseases (if there are any) and treat them in a timely manner.

Remembering certain pests, like the elm leaf beetle, pose a serious threat to tree health, there’s no harm in getting your trees inspected, then treated with the tree boring insects treatment accordingly, to protect them. Great news is arborists use treatments based on natural ingredients nowadays, so you shouldn’t worry on the impact on the environment.

Just as flowers, trees could do well with a bit of mulching every now and then, except for trees in a woodland. Great news is you can create your very own organic mulch, using a mixture of plenty of shredded autumn leaves, lawn cutouts, and some wood chips added about 5cm away from the trunk. Mulch helps with destroying pesky weeds and retaining the soil’s moisture.


A bit of trimming and pruning is also more than welcome, so you’d get rid of problem branches, as well as trimming the water sprouts, for better and stronger branches to be able to thrive. When it comes to watering and fertilizing, you can easily overdo it with trees as they do well with food and water on their own once well-established (those older than 3 or 4 years), so instead of helping, you might be doing more harm.

Other things to be wary of having to do with construction and traffic: both of them can harm the trees, more specifically the delicate root system that can easily become compacted, and kill off the trees eventually. It’s advisable to mark an area of about at least the size of the extension of branches, to protect the trees during construction.

Be careful where you dig, mind where you build, and watch out where you drive to ensure tree health.