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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Trees for Spring Splendor 

07 MAR 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Trees for Spring Splendor 

As the vibrant hues of spring appear, property owners need to prepare their trees for the season ahead. Proper maintenance by a reputable tree care company enhances health and beauty, ensuring trees thrive and flourish throughout the spring and beyond. At Sesmas Tree Service, we leverage extensive expertise and knowledge to help you prepare your trees for spring splendor.

Inspection and Pruning

The first step is to inspect your trees for signs of damage, disease, or dead branches. Our arborists can recommend tree pruning as part of the maintenance plan to promote healthy growth, improve structural integrity, and enhance aesthetics. If you prefer a hands-off approach, use proper tools and proven tree pruning techniques to remove dead, diseased, or crossing branches.


Applying a 3 to 4-inch layer of mulch around the base of your trees helps hold moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Consult professional tree service providers to choose suitable mulching material, such as organic wood chips, shredded bark, or compost. Avoid piling mulch against the trunk, as this can promote moisture buildup and encourage rot, resulting in premature tree removal emergencies. Arborists and other industry experts recommend a depth of 2-4 inches of mulch, which should be replenished throughout the growing season.


Spring is ideal for providing trees with essential nutrients through fertilization. Hire a tree care company to conduct a soil test to determine nutrient deficiencies and select a balanced fertilizer formulation suitable for your tree species. DIYers should follow the manufacturer’s instructions during application to avoid over-fertilization, which can harm the tree roots. Proper fertilization promotes vigorous growth, improves resistance to pests and diseases, and enhances overall tree health.


Ensure your trees receive adequate water during spring, especially during drought or prolonged dry spells. Deep watering is preferable to frequent shallow watering, as it encourages the development of deep and robust root systems. Water newly planted trees regularly to help establish their root systems and monitor soil moisture levels to prevent overwatering or underwatering. Schedule routine inspections with a tree service expert to adjust watering frequency based on weather and soil moisture levels to maintain optimal tree hydration.

Pest and Disease Management

Address signs of pest infestations or disease symptoms quickly, as early detection is vital to effective management. If you notice unusual discoloration, pest damage, or lesions on leaves, branches, and trunk, call a professional to address the problem before spring. As necessary, we can implement integrated pest management practices to control pests and diseases, including cultural, biological, and chemical control methods. In addition, tree trimming eliminates infected or infested plant parts to prevent further deterioration.

Preparing your trees for spring requires careful planning, attention to detail, and proactive maintenance practices. By following these helpful tips, you can ensure your trees are ready to greet the season with vitality and splendor. Contact us at Sesmas Tree Service and schedule a consultation with our arborists. We provide exceptional services, including tree trimming and pruning to nurture thriving and durable trees.