Trees & Shrubs

Tree and Shrub shrub care

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At Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping, we believe that caring for your trees and shrubs is the key to a thriving and picturesque landscape. Proper maintenance not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space but also contributes to the overall health and longevity of your green companions. Explore our expert tips on tree and shrub care to ensure your garden flourishes year-round.

Trees & Shrubs

Tree Care Essentials

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  1. Provide consistent and deep watering, especially during dry spells.
  2. Mulch around the base of trees to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  3. Adjust watering frequency based on seasonal needs and the specific requirements of each tree species.


  1. Regular pruning promotes optimal tree structure and removes dead or diseased branches.
  2. Schedule pruning during the dormant season to minimize stress on the tree.
  3. Consult with our experts for species-specific pruning guidelines.


  1. Feed your trees with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to ensure essential nutrient uptake.
  2. Apply fertilizer in early spring or late fall when the tree is not actively growing.
  3. Avoid excessive fertilization, as it may lead to imbalances and harm the tree.

Pest and Disease Management:

  1. Monitor trees for signs of pests or diseases regularly.
  2. Use environmentally friendly pest control measures and consider beneficial insects.
  3. Promptly address any issues to prevent the spread of pests or diseases.

Trees & Shrubs

Shrub Care Essentials

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Proper Planting:

  1. Plant shrubs at the correct depth, ensuring the root ball is level with the soil surface.
  2. Amend soil with organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.
  3. Space shrubs according to their mature size to prevent overcrowding.


  1. Apply a layer of organic mulch around shrubs to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  2. Mulch helps suppress weeds and reduces competition for nutrients.

Regular Pruning:

  1. Prune shrubs to shape and control size, promoting a neat and manicured appearance.
  2. Remove dead or damaged branches and encourage airflow within the shrub.

Seasonal Maintenance:

  1. Adjust the watering frequency based on seasonal requirements.
  2. Fertilize shrubs in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
  3. Inspect for signs of pests and diseases regularly.

Additional Tips for Both Trees and Shrubs

  1. Soil Health:
      • Conduct soil tests to determine nutrient levels and pH.
      • Amend soil as needed to create an optimal growing environment.
  2. Protection from Harsh Conditions:
      • Shield trees and shrubs from extreme weather conditions, such as strong winds or heavy snowfall.
      • Consider protective measures for young or vulnerable plants.
  3. Professional Consultation:
      • If in doubt about the health or care requirements of your trees and shrubs, consult with our knowledgeable staff. Our experts can provide personalized advice tailored to your specific landscape.

The Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping Team Is Here To Help

At Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping, we are committed to the success of your garden. Follow these tree and shrub care guidelines to cultivate a landscape that not only captivates the eye but also flourishes with vitality. Contact us for more information or visit our nursery for expert advice and top-quality plant selections. Your garden deserves the best, and Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping is here to help you achieve it.