What To Do in the Summer to Keep Your Trees and Lawns Healthy?

Summer tree care is all about managing tree insects and keeping tree root systems hydrated. Many of the tree pests identified in the Ross Tree Insect Calendar in the spring can become infestations under the right conditions. 

Check out our Summer Tree Issue Assessment that discusses specific tree insects and diseases seen in 2022 and a video from Ross Trees General Manager about general summer tree care issues below.

2022 Summer Tree Insect and Disease Assessment

Need summer tree care? For an appointment, click here to fill out a request service form or call 303-871-9121.

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Tree Watering Maintenace Programs

Just about every tree insect or disease discussed on this website can be mitigated or avoided if trees are watered on a regular schedule throughout the year in Denver. Ross Tree takes the fuss out of tree watering because we have the equipment to water the biggest trees found in Denver. Click here to go to our Deep Root Watering and Feeding web page.

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Pruning Young Trees

Summer is a great time to prune young trees to encourage healthy growth and a desirable structure. Pruning starts by establishing a single dominant leader. Trees with good form require less pruning as they mature, saving money in the long run. Click here for more information about caring for newly planted trees.

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Denver’s Clay Soils

A common tree issue is Denvers notorious clay soils. Some trees grow poorly in clay soils because of lack of aeration, which decreases the ability of the root systems to replenish water loss brought about by our dry climate. Click here for more information about how to handle clays when growing trees.

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Keep Grass Green and Weed Free

Want to keep your lawn green and weed-free? We recommend applying fertilizers with weed herbicide each month to make the grass green and control dandelions and other lawn weeds common to the Denver area. Click here to find out more about Ross Tree’s lawn services.

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Commercial Tree Services

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Fall Tree Service Handbook

Getting Trees Ready for The Fall Fall tree service is probably the most optimal time for homeowners to care for their trees. The fall starts, or the autumnal equinox arrives on September 22. With the change in seasons, deciduous trees start cutting off nutrients to...

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2022 Summer Tree Insect and Disease Assessment

Summer Tree Issues Each August, the arborists at Ross Tree assess summer tree issues they faced in Denver. The tree insect and disease issues we find each summer depend on what happened in the winter and spring seasons. Sometimes Denver has wet winters and springs,...

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A Short Guide to Aspen Trees and Their Care

How to Care For Your Aspen Trees Colorado has a higher percentage of the species growing within its borders than any other state. Aspens thrive in higher elevations. Planting these trees in Denver with our heavy clay soils and hot lowland weather takes its toll,...

Pine Tree Care Handbook

How Do I Keep My Evergreen Trees Healthy In Denver? Ross Tree publishes handbooks on key tree issues common to the Denver area. The Pine Tree Care Handbook identifies pines and other conifers that grow here and the insects and diseases that inflict them. Colorado has...

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