Now that the summer has well and truly left us, you just know that we’re all in line for some seriously stormy weather conditions over the next few weeks and months… and we’ve already been hit by Storms Ali, Bronagh and Callum.
The most recent of these, Callum, reportedly caused power cuts, flooding, travel disruptions and more, and that’s all just at the start of autumn. Who knows what the next couple of weeks will have in store for us?
So with that in mind, now’s the perfect time to go around your garden and see if there are any areas that need strengthening to help them withstand inclement weather.
Trees are particularly vulnerable but if they’re healthy and well looked after, they’ll do much better against wind, rain, snow and more. Check them for peeling bark, chips or cracks, as well as dead branches and holes, all of which are signs of a weakened tree that could either need to be pruned or removed if the damage is that bad.
Cut away any weak, dead or diseased twigs and branches to protect the trees, adding any braces or cables to help the weaker trees make it through to spring.
Maintenance is also a must throughout the year, so do ensure that you’re watering, fertilising and mulching your trees. This is a hugely important part of making sure your trees stay healthy.
If you’d like any further help or advice, get in touch with Manchester tree surgeon company Bridgewater Tree Services. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.