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How to Plant and Care For a Tree

HOW TO PLANT & CARE FOR A TREE PLANTING A TREE IS EASY, HOWEVER IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR TREE HAS THE BEST POSSIBLE START IN LIFE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET IT RIGHT, AND To CARE FOR THE TREE PROPERLY AFTERWARDS... AUG SEP OCT NOV DECJAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL PLANT BETWEEN OCTOBER AND APRIL THE HEAT IN SUMMER CAN DAMAGE OR EVEN KILL TREES! PREPARATION TREES WON'T GROW IF... THE SOIL IS SO THE SOIL HAS TOo LITTLE NUTRIENTS THE SOIL IS TOo DRY, OR Too WET COMPACT IT DOESN'T CONTAIN ENOUGH AIR To PREVENT THESE PROBLEMS... USE FERTILISER AND ORGANIC MATTER TO ADD NUTRIENTS TO THE SOIL, AND IF NECESSARY, LIME (You CAN FIND OUTIF YOU NEED TO ADD LIME TO THE SOIL WITH A SOIL PH TEST, THAT YOU CAN GET AT MOST GARDEN CENTRES) (OMPOST LOOSEN THE SOIL IN AND AROUND WHERE THE TREE KTILISER WILL BE PLANTED. THIS WILL ENCOURAGE AIR TO MOVE THROUGH THE SOIL, AND IMPROVE DRAINAGE (WHICH WILL STOP THE SOIL BECOMING TOO WET) PLANTING A TREE 1 X3 REMOVE ALL CONTAINERS SPREAD THE ROOTS OF THE DIG A HOLE THATIS THE AND WRAPPING (UNLESS THE TREE TO SEE HOW MUCH SAME DEPTH AS THE ROOTS, PACKAGING SAYS SPACE THE TREE WILL NEED AND AROUND THREE TIMES DIFFERENTLY) THEIR WIDTH 4. CAREFULLY FILL THE HOLE GENTLY FIRM THE SOIL, BUT NOT SO MUCH THAT IT PLACE THE TREE IN THE HOLE WITH SOIL; MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO AIR POCKETS BECOMES COMPACT AFTERCARE YOUNG TREES SHOULD BE WATERED REGULARLY BEFORE WATERING CHECK THE MOISTURE LEVELS OF THE SOIL WITH A HOUSEPLANT WATER METER | (DON'T RELY ON HOW MOIST THE SURFACE OF THE SOIL FEELS - THE SOIL AROUND THE ROOTS OF THE TREE COULD STILL BE VERY DRY) ANY WEEDS THAT DO APPEAR SHOULD BE REMOVED WITH PLACNG MULCH AROUND THE TREE CAN ALSO HELP TO PREVENT WEEDS, HOWEVER YOu SHOULD LEAVE APPROXIMATELY 4 INCHES OF SPACE AROUND THE STEM, TO PREVENT THE MULCH FROM ROTTING THE BARK WEEDKILLERS, OR IDEALLY, BY HOEING 4 FT IDEALLY YOU SHOULD WATER YOUR TREE To HELP PREVENT WEEDS, AVOID PLANTING ANYTHING ELSE WITHIN A EARLY IN THE MORNING, OR IN THE EVENING 4FT DIAMETER oF THE TREE SOURCES: www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=237 www.ext.colostate.edu/mg/Gardennotes/635.html UKOAKDOORS bringing home natural beauty www.ukoakdoors.co.uk

How to Plant and Care For a Tree

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Planting a tree is a simple way to add 'green' to your garden and is a great way to attract wildlife. Not only do you have to plant the tree but you also need to care for it in order for it to grow pr...

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