Tips to Keeps Trees Healthy in Hot Weather

Tips to Keeps Trees Healthy in Hot Weather

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Here are some tips on how to take care of trees during the  hot summer in Cincinnati, Ohio:

  • Water your trees regularly. During hot, dry weather, trees need more water. Water deeply, so that the water reaches the roots. You can check the moisture level of the soil by digging down a few inches and feeling with your fingers. If the soil is dry to the touch, it’s time to water.
  • Mulch around your trees. Mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds. It also helps to keep the soil temperature cooler. Apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of your trees.

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  • Prune your trees as needed. Pruning helps to keep trees healthy and prevent them from becoming too large. It also helps to improve the shape of the tree and allows more sunlight to reach the leaves. Prune your trees in the early spring or late fall, when the weather is cool.
  • Protect your trees from pests and diseases. Inspect your trees regularly for signs of pests or diseases. If you see any problems, treat them promptly. You can also prevent pests and diseases by spraying your trees with a pesticide or fungicide.
  • Be prepared for storms. Strong winds and heavy rains can damage trees. If you live in an area that is prone to storms, be prepared to protect your trees. You can do this by tying down branches or installing windbreaks.


Here are some additional tips that are specific to our area:

  • Water your trees in the morning. This will help the water to soak into the soil before the sun evaporates it.
  • Avoid watering your trees at night. This can encourage the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Fertilize your trees in the spring. This will help them to grow strong and healthy.
  • Be aware of the pests and diseases that are common in Cincinnati. This will help you to identify and treat problems early on.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your trees healthy and beautiful during the hot summer in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Need a house with more trees? Contact