Ah, wintertime in Arizona, is there anything better? With the highs expected to be in the mid to upper 70’s for the foreseeable future, now is a perfect time to get those landscaping projects going.
What to Trim
As the threat of frost begins to wane, it’s an excellent time to start to trim back any foliage damaged by frost. Now is the time for deciduous tree trimming as well, even if they haven’t begun to grow new leaves yet. And native trees do best when cut in late fall or early spring. While monsoon season seems far away, the reality is that it’s just five short months down the road! This means it’s not too soon to begin to think about getting your trees ready for the season. Thoughtful pruning helps keep trees sturdy in storms, which will prevent damage to the tree and your propertyproperty too.
Not sure what to trim? Having a professional assess and prune trees is essential to the health and longevity of the tree. No matter what, don’t ever get talked into topping your trees. This process cuts off nutrition to the tree by removing too many food-producing leaves at one time and can cause the tree to die. If the tree survives, it does so by sending out shoots faster than usual to preserve itself. These shoots make the tree grow back faster and not in an attractive way either.
What to Plant
February is a great month to plant vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, and celery. In addition, cool nights and mild days are the perfect time to plant new trees, especially citrus. No matter what you’re planting this month, ensure that the plants have a consistent and accurate water source to keep them healthy and thriving.
- Fertilize citrus and trees this month
- Remove dead or dying trees
- Prune cacti to prevent bacterial spread
- Clear land to prevent wildfires
- Mulch walkways and flowerbeds with woodchips
- Remove stumps and roots
Arizona Tree Trimming and Removal is Here to Help
Arizona Tree Trimming and Removal can help! And take advantage of our Service Specials: take $100 off services totaling $500 or more and 50% off trimming10 trees or more! We have openings as soon as this week to get your yard ready in time for all your upcoming holiday parties and get-togethers. Contact us to schedule your appointment!
And be sure to check out the list of services that Arizona Tree Trimming provides! We can assist with everything from trimming and yard clean-up to tree removal and stump grinding, palm trimming, irrigation work, and cactus removal as well. And don’t forget, we deliver wood chips to your door for FREE! Check out our service area for delivery.