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Planting A Tree That Will Last For Generations

Aug 17, 2007
Many people like to enhanced the appearance of their home by planting trees in their yard. Trees can be a wonderful way to add depth and interest to your yard as well as provide shade and shelter. But planting a tree is not just as cut and dried as going to the local nursery, throwing a tree in your car, digging a hole and sticking the tree inside. In order for you tree to grow up to be a healthy vibrant piece of your landscape, you need to make sure you choose, plants and care for your tree properly.

Before you even go to the nursery to pick out your tree, you need to decide what types of trees to planting a garden where. When deciding this take into consideration how tall the tree will eventually grow. Even though the tree might be very small when it Is baby if you are playing a tree that grows to 40 feet tall you probably don't want it right next to your front steps.

Once you've decided which types of trees you going to plan and we're going to plant them it's time to go pick them out. The key here is to pick healthy plans to start so that your trees will grow up to be healthy and last for generations. Go to your local nursery and take a look at all the trees on the lot. Do some look more healthy than others? Are the leaves the right color for the season? You want to inspect the tree that you are considering buying carefully. look over the trunk and leaves for signs of disease and pests. are sure to turn the leaves over and make sure there are bugs. Make sure that the leaves are not falling off prematurely or discolored.

When you bring your tree home, always make sure to protect the roots during transport and while replanting. In particular make sure that you do not let the roots freezer dry out if you are not putting them in the ground right away.

Once you get it home, you want to dig a hole. The hole should be two to three times wider than the size of the root ball and the same depth. You want to be careful not to plant your tree to deep, so keep the ground level right away the ground level was originally on the tree. Gently remove the tree from the container or burlap again being sure not to damage the roots. when you get your tree into the hole, fill in the extra area with the dirt that you don't have a whole. It's always a good Idea to dig a little well around outside of the dirt that you just put in and you can fill this up with water which will allow the water to drain into the hole where the new roots are instead of running off to some other part of the yard.

When you trees very young you may need to speak it and give it some additional support. Eventually your tree will become strong enough so that no longer needs the stakes. You want to be sure to prune the tree as necessary and maybe even put some mulch around it to protect it a bit in the winter. Otherwise, if you choose a healthy tree and plant it correctly it should not require too much maintenance to become a thriving watch part of your landscape.
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Lee Dobbins writes for http://floweringtrees.garden-g8way.com where you can learn more about enhancing your landscape with flowering trees.
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