Outdoor Palm Plant Care and Maintenance
Caring for a palm plant
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Professional Palm Maintenance Services
Did you know palms aren’t trees? Palms are monocots, which means they’re more closely related to turfgrass.
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Specialized Palm Fertilizer Service
Palms require many of the same nutrients as trees but in different amounts. Monster Tree Service’s professional arborists evaluate your palms’ site conditions, soil quality, species needs, and critical nutritional needs to be sure they’re getting the nourishment they need.
If your palms lack nutrients, we can tailor a palm fertilization program to help them thrive. Our local experts know the best palm fertilizer mixes and application schedules for various palm species.
Palm Irrigation Inspection
Proper irrigation of palms helps prevent diseases that come from overwatering. It’s important to prevent overwatering and to amend the soil around your tree to promote drainage. We’ll make recommendations for the care of your palm tree during an irrigation inspection.
Professional Palm Pruning
Proper pruning can help the overall health of your palms. When a Monster Tree Service professional arborist evaluates yours, they might recommend pruning that involves:
- Removing dead fronds
- Palm skinning
- Removing old fruit stems
Pruning palm plants differs significantly from standard tree pruning: It discourages rodents from nesting in your palm and minimizes fire hazards created by dead plant material. Palms laden with dead material may also become top-heavy and fall over.
If your palm is healthy enough for debris removal, we take care to prune it without using spikes to climb the plant. Spiking a palm injures the plant and makes it more susceptible to diseases and insect infestation.
Find Expert Care for Palm Plants in Your Yard
Palm care takes an expert touch. The skilled arborists at Monster Tree
Service know how to care for your palms to keep them healthy and happy
at your warm-weather home. Palms provide striking visual interest, and
they deserve the best care. Get professional help when you call
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are palm trees actually trees?
Outdoor palm plants that have a tree-like appearance are commonly called “palm trees,” but they’re not trees at all – they’re more closely related to grassland and cereal grasses. In fact, if you cut a palm down, you’ll find that its trunk doesn’t have rings like a tree does.
Where are palms native?
The original palms grew in Africa, but some modern species are native to several US states, including California, Florida, and Hawaii. Many tropical and subtropical states now cultivate native palm species alongside palms from other regions. However, some hardy palms thrive in more seasonal locales, and others are native to desert climates.
How long do palm plants live?
Your palm’s lifespan will depend on its species. Some, like the areca palm, live 40-50 years, while date palms can live well over 100. The average lifespan of a palm is closer to 70-80 years.
Take care of your yard’s plants, shrubs, and trees to help them flourish. We offer care that benefits more than just palms, including:
- Soil and tissue testing can tell us if the soil in your yard has the proper nutrients for your trees or if you need amendments for the healthiest growth.
- Keep your palms, trees, and shrubs flourishing with tailored fertilization services that provide what all the plants in your yard need.
- Learn more about your trees with a professional inspection by an expert arborist who can spot minor problems before they spiral into serious issues.