Trees are an essential part of a new home or re-landscaping project. Trees add beauty and often shade to any yard. Trees last a lifetime if cared for correctly. There are several factors to consider when planting a tree.
The best time to plant trees is early spring or fall. Weather conditions are cooler during these times and allow plants to establish roots. Trees can be planted any time during the growing season as long as they have enough water.
Trees often show signs of a common condition called transplant shock. This is a state of slowed growth following transplanting. Good follow up care and proper site preparation reduces transplant shock and promotes faster recovery.
For the best results follow these 9 steps when planting a new tree:
Identify the trunk flare.
Dig a shallow, broad planting hole.
Remove any containers and cut away wires.
Place the tree at the proper height.
Straighten the tree in the hole.
Fill the hole gently, but firm.
Stake the tree, if necessary.
Mulch the base of the tree.
Provide follow up care. (The correct amount of water is essential)
Squeals Landscaping Inc. provides tree planting services as part of a new home or re-landscaping projects.