One of the best things about living in Florida is that almost everywhere you look, there are beautiful palm trees. If you have palm trees in your yard, make sure you don’t make these common palm care mistakes in order to ensure that these trees continue to enhance the aesthetics of your property.

  1. Over-watering. Although water is an important part of palm care, too much water can actually harm your palm trees and cause their leaves to turn brown or yellow. To make sure this doesn’t happen, double check that the soil surrounding your trees is able to drain properly. If it doesn’t, consider adding some sand to it.
  2. Not Covering Your Young Tree. If you plant a new palm tree in your yard, don’t put it in an area that receives direct sunlight if you can help it. However, if you aren’t able to make this happen, make sure you place a cover over it, so it can acclimate to receiving constant sunlight.
  3. Over-pruning. When it comes to palm care, trimming off all of the dying leaves on your palm trees is a mistake. These leaves provide vital nutrients that the healthy leaves on your trees need to grow and survive.
  4. Trying To Do It By Yourself. At Total Pest Solutions, we provide a variety of different palm care solutions that can help you keep your palm trees healthy. These services include various fertilization options and preventative solutions that can keep your trees from developing common, harmful diseases. We hope you’ll turn to us for assistance with your palm care needs now and in the future.