Blog Post By Italia Peretti

Fall Tree Care Tips

Even though summer is over and our watering alerts have ended, that doesn’t mean you can stop caring for your trees.

Despite the passing of summer’s heat (well, summer —  it could still be warm in D.C. any time of year), it’s important to remember that trees — especially three years or younger — still need love and care in order to thrive next spring.

Here are some fall tree care tips.

Mulch
Mulching during each season helps protect the soils around the tree and controls weeds naturally.

When mulching remember to use the 3-3-3 rule: 3 inches of mulch in a 3-foot ring with a 3-inch space around the tree trunk. Do not volcano mulch!

Water
Keep watering trees with 25 gallons of water a week. Try using one of our “Ooze Tubes”. Slow-release watering bags are a great way to ensure your newly planted tree gets the recommended water per week. Fill this Ooze Tube bag up once a week with a hose or bucket and walk away.

Protect
Installing a tree guard is a great way to protect a tree’s nutrient and water system. They also protect a tree from smaller wildlife — such as rodents.

If deer are common in your area — we recommend installing a deer fence.

If you have any other tree care questions, you can always email us at friends@caseytrees.org!

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