Fall Tree Care Tips

Fall is a great time of year to do some basic tree care and maintenance. A little hard work now could pay off next spring! Garden centers like ours can help you with all of you fall tree care needs and answer any questions you have. Read on for more fall tree care tips from one of the best garden centers in Lancaster PA!

Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!

Mulching your trees now can help them retain water. Plus, mulch helps to reduce temperature extremes in the soil. Blanketing your trees’ roots with mulch gives them a little extra protection from the cold weather.

Water Your Trees

It might sound counter-intuitive, but watering your trees in the winter can be a good thing. Just be sure you don’t do it when the outdoor air temperatures are below freezing. Make sure the soil and tree aren’t frozen either. Try to water your trees on a mild day.

Plant Now

Fall is also the best time of year to plant new trees! As one of the area’s most trusted garden centers, when you visit us, we can recommend the best trees for this area and our climate and soil. We can also give you tips on how to plant them to give them the best chance of growing and living a long life!


Garden centers differ on if pruning in the fall is a good idea. Either way, now is a good time to at least remove dead, diseased or damaged tree limbs. Flowering trees will need a light prune, so just get rid of the parts that are dead. Doing this now can help the tree with next spring’s flower production.

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