A beautiful two-story residential home in Troy, IL with a well-maintained lawn and trees thanks to new year's tree care resolutions.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Trees & Landscaping

It’s the start of 2022, and that means new beginnings for both your family and your landscaping routine! If you haven’t put a single ounce of energy into your lawn since 2020, now is the time to start the year off right by creating new year’s resolutions that will have your home looking the best on the block. Reach out to our landscaping and tree experts at A-Unlimited Tree Service in Troy, IL, and keep reading to get a few ideas on new year’s resolutions you can start this spring!

Manage Pests Naturally

When you see a growing ant hill or abundance of flies, your first reaction may be to grab a grass-safe chemical to kill them off quickly, however, these “harm-free” chemicals are bad for your trees and landscaping. To get rid of annoying pests, A-Unlimited Tree Service in Troy, IL recommends using Earth-friendly products that are not only safe for your plants and trees but for pets and people as well. Naturally grown herbs like mint, basil, and lemongrass are just a few that can be used near your trees and garden to ward off unwanted pests.

A spring lawn being watered by a sprinkler in Troy, IL to keep grass, trees, and bushes healthy in the new year.

Water Appropriately

We can’t say this enough – it’s time to start watering your lawn and yes, your trees! Every living thing needs water to survive, and in the spring and summer, you can’t rely on rain to keep your trees and plants properly hydrated. We recommend watering your trees once or twice a month if they are fully mature, or one to three times per week if they are fairly new trees. This frequency allows your trees to stay hydrated in the warmer months and thrive all season long. Don’t have time to water your trees yourself? A-Unlimited Tree Service in Troy, IL is here to help.

Cut Grass to Correct Height

You may be thinking, does grass need to be at a certain height for it to grow properly? Indeed, it does! While we don’t expect you to grab a ruler and measure the height of your grass when you start to notice that it is higher than usual, grab your push or riding lawn mower and set the blade height to 3 – this is often the highest setting on most mowers, and the best one to choose to ensure disease prevention, water conservation, turf density, color, and deep, healthy roots. Our landscaping experts at A-Unlimited Tree Service always recommend a height of 3 inches for your yard in Troy, IL. For quality yard maintenance services, give us a call today.

A mother and young daughter planting flowers in a garden as part of a new year’s resolution for their backyard in Troy, IL.

Start a Garden

It’s finally time to start that plant or vegetable garden you’ve always wanted! New years are for new changes, so pick the perfect space in your yard to begin planting and make sure to find seeds that are compatible with one another so that one does not overtake the newly planted space. Our team at A-Unlimited Tree Service in Troy, IL helps keep residential gardens properly maintained with our lawn care and landscaping services. Give us a call today at  (618) 667-9885 to schedule your next garden maintenance service.

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