If you have invested good money in creating a beautiful landscape to enjoy all year round, it is important that you protect that investment by looking after your plants and trees, especially while they are
If you have invested good money in creating a beautiful landscape to enjoy all year round, it is important that you protect that investment by looking after your plants and trees, especially while they are developing and growing in the early years.
All the decisions that you make regarding where you site your tree and how you feed and water it, will strongly influence how well it thrives and survives. The first three years of your newly planted trees life is all about nurturing and encouraging the specimen to grow and years 1-3 are absolutely critical.
This infographic covers all of the fundamental aspects relating to tree care and provides tips on advice on how and when to water as well as covering aspects that are just as important to the trees wellbeing, such as fertilizing and mulching.
Another facet of tree ownership that can sometimes be a bit daunting to some homeowners, is how to prune your tree in the right way. Pruning is very important and dictates how your tree develops, so it makes sense to learn how and where to prune your tree to get the best results.
You can also learn how to spot some of the classic warning signs that are indication that your tree is not doing well and could even be in danger. Looking after your tree and giving it the right level of care and attention will not only make it look good, but it will also reduce the risk of damage in a storm.
Problems like rot in the roots, stem or branches increase the trees level of susceptibility to damage and too much or too little water can cause stress or damage and make your tree weaker. If you follow some of the advice and tips given, you will hopefully approach your tree care with more confidence and avoid some of the common maintenance mistakes that many of us can make.
Infographic Credit: Growing earth