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How to Plan for Fall and Winter Tree Care

We’ve made it through another hot summer season in the south! But the cold weather is coming quickly, which means it’s time for a different plant care plan. While watering over dried soil was the main focus throughout summer, now it’s time to get ready to protect your soil and roots from damaging cold temperatures. 

As chilly air rolls in, here are the steps we recommend all tree owners take for how to plan for fall and winter tree care. 

Prune Dead and Broken Limbs 

It’s always a good idea at the start of any new season to do a lap around your yard and find any broken or dead tree limbs. That way, you can prevent them from falling and potentially damaging your house or property. It’s even easier to identify potential danger during the winter months when leaves have fallen off your trees. 

Fertilize

During the cold seasons, roots will be quietly growing underground. When you fertilize before the soil freezes, you’re helping to maintain the nutrients in your yard, as well as giving your roots an extra boost of nutrients which will carry them into the spring. 

Protect Your Roots 

Adding new mulch, pine straw, or even a protective wrap over the top of your tree’s roots protects them from damaging winter weather. These things also help to keep moisture locked in your tree roots if you live in a dryer climate. 

Have further questions before the cold temperatures set in? Our experts are here to assist anyone in the Atlanta area with prepping their yard and for how to plan for fall and winter tree care! Feel free to reach out to us by clicking here or by giving us a call at 404-252-6448.

Understanding the Different Types of Soil

Whether you’re looking at new plants to buy or looking at homes and the yards they rest on, chances are soil has come up in your research. That’s because understanding soil means giving your trees, bushes, flowers, plants, and garden the best chance at thriving under your care. 

If you don’t know the different types of soil yet, you’ve come to the right place. To help you make the best-informed decisions for your plants and yard, we’re describing the different types of soil below!

Different Types of Soil

  • Chalk: Both light and heavy because of its levels of calcium carbonate and lime, this type of soil is perfect for plants and trees that need high levels of acidic. 
  • Clay: This type of soil holds onto a lot of nutrients and levels of water. However, it can dry out quickly and crack while also remaining wet and cold for long periods of time during the winter. Many gardeners and yard owners find it very frustrating. 
  • Loam: A mixture of sand, silt, and clay, this soil is the perfect combination of all the other types! It’s easy to work with, fertile, and has great drainage. 
  • Peat: Most often used to create a fantastic base for planting, peat soil is known for containing a high level of organic matter. It can also retain large amounts of moisture. 
  • Sandy: Light, warm, and dry; sandy soil drains quickly and is easy to work with. However, it can dry out quickly and also has very little nutrients to work with. 
  • Silt: While this soil is very prone to washing away during storms, it does have a high fertility rate. It also drains well and also holds moisture. 

Which Type of Soil to Use?

Now that you know the different types of soil, you might be wondering which one is best for your project. 

  • Want an indoor jungle? It’s best to look up what specific types of soil your plants enjoys. However, in general, loam soil is great for indoor plants. 
  • Planting a garden? Clay soil works wonderfully for gardening. 
  • Want what’s best for your trees? While it always pays to do the research for what soil your particular tree will like, sandy soil is a great, generic option. 

Providing the best type of soil and care for your yard and trees is our speciality. Have further questions about the different types of soil? Feel free to reach out to us by clicking here or by giving us a call at 404-252-6448.

Trees That Produce the Best Shade

During a hot, summer day there’s nothing better than hiding from the intense sun underneath a tree. If you dream of lounging outside while swinging on a hammock or enjoying a picnic, finding trees and shrubs that provide large amounts of shade is essential, especially if you live in the south where the heat can be brutal. Or, maybe, you want to plant certain types of flowers or vegetables that grow best in shade and have no way to provide that on your own.

This is where planting the right type of tree comes in. But with many species out there to choose from, how do you know the trees that produce the best shade? The experts at Premier Tree Solutions are here to make your decision easy.

Feelin’ The Need for Shade? Plant These Trees!

Have further questions about trees that produce the best shade? Our experts are here to help! If you’re interested in utilizing our expertise, feel free to reach out to us by clicking here or by giving us a call at 404-252-6448.