With the arrival of fall, it's best to direct your attention to the areas of your Rochester, MN landscape that need a little bolstering, and that includes your shrubs. As the season transitions away from the warmth of summer, your shrubs require support that can ensure their vitality regardless of the season. Maier Tree and Lawn encourages shrub care before the winter weather sets in. After all, a shrub well-tended in the fall is much more likely to brave the upcoming winter.
Shrub Care is Effective Maintenance
Fall shrub care is firmly centered around effective maintenance. This includes removing dead or diseased branches, pruning, boosting supplemental nutrients, and so on. These measures not only promote the plant’s health in general but also help maintain the shrub's shape and health during dormant periods. A well-fed shrub is better prepared to face the challenges of the upcoming winter months.
Plant Health Is Important
To further support your shrubs, don't forget to maintain a consistent watering routine as fall sets in. While the weather may be cooler, your shrubs still require adequate moisture. Regular watering ensures that your shrubs remain hydrated and healthy throughout the season. Shrubs might appear hardy on the surface, but a lack of hydration is a killer for all types of plant health.
Preventive Shrub Care
If you feel as though your shrubs are flagging as winter approaches, it’s never the wrong time to contact a plant health professional. Shrub care can be impacted by external factors such as pests, diseases, and other unseen environmental risks. Regular maintenance and attention can help prevent some of these scenarios, but playing it safe and arranging expert shrub care support before winter fully sets in can do wonders for a struggling shrub.
If you’re looking for tips on how to best support your property’s shrubs, the plant health professionals at Maier Tree and Lawn can lend a hand. Our care professionals can evaluate and diagnose shrubs year-round and are happy to recommend and apply fertilizers, pest control measures, or last-minute pruning as needed.