Purchasing trees from your wholesale tree farm has a science and technique to keeping the trees strong and healthy until they reach maturity. Some of the techniques to be aware of include:
- How much mulch to use
- Proper watering
- How often you should prune
How Much Mulch to Use
When planting trees, it is important to use mulch. A lot of individuals skip this step because of the extra cost and time that it takes, but it is so important. Most trees are planted in the fall or spring. By using mulch you can help protect the roots from the cold winter months, or from the hot summer months. The mulch also soaks up the water well keeping the ground moist and perfect for the trees. The roots can easily become dry in the winter and summer, and the mulch helps keep them wet and moist.
When watering your tree, you should keep the ground moist and not soaked. If your tree is swimming in water, that is too much. Having the mulch around the roots can help you prevent over watering your tree. Also, when planting your new wholesale tree farm purchase, you should water the trees immediately and should not delay this step. This will help the tree adapt to its new home without any issues.
How Often You Should Prune
The worst time to prune your trees and a time that is not recommended at all is the fall. The reason for this is because the trees seem to grow slower in the fall and having an open wound on your trees from the pruned branch can cause decay to spread faster. It is wise to prune your tree in the early spring so that the dead branches from winter can be removed and stimulate new growth. It is also okay to prune dead branches occasionally when they appear during any of the seasons except for fall.
By following these simple, but very important tips, you’ll be taking care of your investment in your landscaping and help ensure that your new trees start out on the right foot and begin to grow strong and healthy. Your wholesale tree farm may also have various guidelines and tips for planting their specific trees, so be sure to head all the counsel that they provide. Most tree farms with know their specific species of trees very well and can truly be a wealth of knowledge on how to keep your trees healthy and beautiful for years to come.