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Have you ever thought about how important it is to take care of your trees? Most of us don't think about it and honestly take it for granted. When that happens though, we may be taking away many years off the life of that tree. It gets hot here in Jackson during the summer and that can take a toll on your new or newer tree.
It's actually very important to keep any newly planted tree watered or it will die of thirst. A malnourished tree can also be more vulnerable to diseases which could kill it. When we say new tree, we are referring to a tree that is less than 3 or 4 years of age. That's right, a young tree needs about 25-30 gallons of water on a weekly basis. If we get rain that equals 1.5-2" in a week, that would be sufficient, but if not, make sure you are running a water hose or sprinkler on your new tree.
Having mulch at the base of your tree is also beneficial as it will help the tree to retain water. The mulch will also help keep those pesky weeds away from the base of your tree. Ideally a 3" layer of mulch around your tree is best. Some arborists believe that you must have atleast have a 3 foot ring around your tree. I won't speak on that but will simply say that having mulch on a newer tree is very beneficial, as long as it gets enough water.
As tempting as it is to use your weed eater around your tree, don't do it. Yes, I said don't do it. The stuff that is cutting your weeks is also going to damage your tree. We have seen that happen so many times. That can be avoided by simply not using a weed eater close to your trees. The Jackson area gets an average of 5-6 inches of rain per month in December, January, February, March and April which will help your trees in the very early stages of their life. The months of May, June, July, August, September, October and November are somewhat drier as we get between 4-5 inches of rain per month. As you can see, most trees can be planted about anytime as we normally get plenty of rain over the course of the year.
We feel it's also important for you to know that we service all kinds of trees and not only the Magnolia. Our name represents the Magnolia state tree but we would go broke if we only trimmed or removed those trees. Give Magnolia Tree Trimming a call today at 601.429.1962 and we'll work out a time that works best with your schedule. Once we are there, we'll give you a free estimate. Our professional team will treat you like family. We know you have other choices for tree trimming services and we are happy you chose us. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Have a wonderful 2020 and keep us in mind if you need some tree work done.
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