Tree Planting Tips and Tricks
Planting a tree is an easy and effective way to beautify your property. Aside from the aesthetics, you will also get a shadow in the hot summer and protection against strong winds. If planted and maintained correctly, your trees will increase your real estate’s worth and curb appeal. Here, you will see several tree planting tips and tricks:
The first step would be to select the proper tree species for your soil and climate conditions. If you are not sure how to do that, you can always hire a tree expert to give you a helping hand. He will take into account the type of your soil and climate patterns as well. For example, a date palm would have hard times surviving in a harsh winter. Willows would have the same problem in a hot and dry summer. So, consulting with a specialist in advance is recommended. Make sure the tree species you pick are suitable and would thrive in your climate and soil conditions.
Drainage is another concern to have in mind. Young trees will need regular watering and therefore, they will need well-drained loamy soil around them. Make sure you understand how to cultivate the soil around their base to avoid compacted soil which is one of the biggest threats to your trees’ proper development. Your personal taste is another important consideration. Do you like small and gentle species or you wish to have one of those large and heavy trees?
Now it’s time to move to the tree planting itself. One of the most typical mistakes you can make is to dig a hole into the ground which is too deep and too narrow. If you do that mistake, the roots of your tree will have too little access to air and oxygen. The too narrow hole means you won’t give them enough space to expand and grow. As a general rule, the width of the hole should be at least three times the diameter of the root ball container.
Do you need more useful tips for tree pruning, removal, and care in general? C and N Tree Service and Landscaping LLC will go the extra mile to meet and exceed your expectations. We are based in Hanahan, SC and looking forward to hearing from you at (843) 507-8012.