Adding trees to your landscape is a great way to increase the beauty and value of your property. But it's important to make sure that newly planted trees are properly cared for in order to ensure their health and longevity. In this article, we'll provide an overview of the steps you should take to ensure that your newly planted trees thrive. When planting a tree, it's important to make sure that the trunk flare is above ground level.
This will help ensure that the tree is properly hydrated. To do this, you should water the tree with 10 gallons of water per week for every inch of diameter of the tree. Long, deep irrigations are better than short, frequent irrigations. You should also place a layer of organic mulch 3 to 4 inches away from the tree trunk and spread it to a maximum depth of 2 to 4 inches.
This will help keep the soil moist and protect the roots from extreme temperatures. In most cases, there is no need to stake a newly planted tree, but if you do, be sure to remove the stakes after a year (two at most). Allow the tree to grow for at least a full season before considering any corrective pruning. If you're not sure how to plant your tree or if a tree has been planted correctly, we offer inspections and tree planting services to make it as easy as possible.
New trees should be watered immediately after planting, then they will need 4 to 10 gallons of water per week during their first growing seasons. This will help ensure that they are properly hydrated and have enough moisture to establish strong roots. By following these steps, you can ensure that your newly planted trees thrive and become an integral part of your landscape for years to come. If you have any questions about caring for newly planted trees, don't hesitate to contact us.