How much water should a new tree get
Watering Guidelines For Newly-Planted Trees • Rayzor's Edge Tree Service
If you planted a new tree this year (or even last fall), it will need careful attention to make it through the heat of summer and cold of winter. Young trees expend a lot of energy making leaves and their root systems are still small. As a result, the stress of hot summer weather or lack of winter water on newly-planted trees can be deadly without regular watering to help them get established. Learn how much water is needed, how often to water, and which factors affect a tree’s water needs.
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Water = Life for a Newly-Planted Tree
The first few years of a tree’s life are when it develops its anchoring and feeding root systems below ground, as well as the trunk and branch structure above ground. The more vigorous a young tree, the faster it can put out new leaves for photosynthesis (to generate internal energy stores) and develop its root system.
This early growth requires significant amounts of water, which isn’t always easy for a tree to “find” during the hot, dry summer months.
During a summer heatwave, a young tree that lacks sufficient water can become stunted and susceptible to pests and diseases at best, and die within days at worst.
Learn how to take care of your trees during summer here>>
Start Watering Your Tree BEFORE You Plant It
Proper watering starts when you plant the tree, beginning with the tree’s rootball. Be sure to thoroughly water the entire rootball when you remove it from its nursery container or unwrap the burlap from around it. Often, the soil within the rootball is dry (and sometimes compacted) and doesn’t easily absorb moisture from the surrounding soil unless it’s wetted before planting.
The goal with this first watering is to ease your new tree into its new home with as little stress as possible, ensuring a smooth establishment period.
Water Immediately After Planting
One good rule of thumb is to immediately irrigate a newly-planted tree with 2 to 3 gallons of water per inch of its trunk diameter. So a tree whose trunk is 2 inches in diameter when you plant it should be given 4 to 6 gallons of water right away.
A newly-planted tree’s roots only extend as far as the rootball. Any water in the soil that’s beyond the reach of the tree’s rootball can’t be absorbed. And since that rootball isn’t very large when the tree is first planted, it’s critical to provide enough water around the rootball. Without that nearby water, a young tree in a summer heatwave especially vulnerable.
Sufficient watering is also important if the soil you’ve planted your young tree in is already on the dry side. The dry soil will automatically pull water from the wetter rootball to balance the water distribution where the two materials (rootball and native soil) meet, leaving the tree without enough moisture.
If your young tree is planted among other trees or shrubs, watering is important because the roots of these other, established plants will compete for water with your new tree.
And most importantly, you’ll want to water low and slow. This slow infiltration rate gives the young tree’s roots a longer period to take up water and allows water to move deep into the soil, which is where you want your tree to develop its roots. Shallow watering encourages shallow root development, leaving the tree unstable and susceptible to dry conditions.
Rule of Thumb for Watering a Young Tree After Planting
How much water a young tree needs will depend on several factors. There’s no single answer to this question but there’s a helpful rule of thumb that serves as a good starting point –
Give your young tree 1 ½” to 2” of water a week.
But how do you measure that?
This is where calculating how much to water your young tree gets more complicated.
Here comes the math!
To figure out how to get 2” of water to your new tree each week, you need to know two things:
- the flow rate (in gallons per minute or GPM) at your hose bibb or irrigation emitter, and
- the size (in square feet) of the area you’re going to irrigate (this should be the area under the tree reaching all the way out to the edge of the canopy).
Then plug those numbers into this formula –
# of minutes of watering = (0.62 x area of coverage (sf)) / flow rate (GPM)
- The first number, 0.62, is the irrigation constant. It represents 1” of water over 1 square foot of soil.
- To turn that amount into gallons, multiply the irrigation constant by the size of the area that you’re irrigating (for example, 100 sf of planting area x .62 = 62 gallons)
- Then divide that number by the flow rate (GPM) of your hose bibb to get the length of time you’ll need to run water (example: 62/2 GPM = 31 minutes of watering).
If your head’s already exploding, don’t worry! An experienced irrigation designer will do the calculations for you as part of installing a new system, or as an addition to your existing irrigation system’s valves.
If you want to DIY your tree watering with a garden hose or by placing a soaker hose around the tree, you can easily get a flow meter for your hose bibb to calculate its flow rate. IMPORTANT: Set the flow rate you want for your tree (a slow trickle) before measuring it – do not measure at its maximum flow.
Whatever method you use to water your newly-planted tree, remember that it will need irrigation until fall’s cool weather and rainfall arrive with the shorter hours of sunlight. If dry weather persists through fall, continue to water.
IN ADDITION TO WATERING …
Don’t forget to mulch! Mulching your newly-planted tree is one of the best things you can do for it.
A 3” layer of organic mulch (organic means made of organic matter like wood chips or ground-up bark) helps your tree through hot summer weather in several ways:
- Insulating the soil and regulating its temperature
- Slowing water evaporation from the soil
- Suppressing the weeds that would otherwise steal water for their own growth
- Enriching the soil’s water-holding capacity as it breaks down
And, as you know, always keep mulch away from your tree’s trunk.
Other Factors Affecting a Young Tree’s Water Needs
Beyond the rules of thumb listed above, the water needs of your young tree are affected by many factors, including:
Tree Species and Size
It’s a good idea to know the general water needs of the trees you choose before planting them.
- Different species of trees have different transpiration rates, meaning they need different amounts of water and take up water by their roots at different rates. Trees that have evolved to withstand windy, coastal conditions are very different from trees that evolved in humid, rainforest, or subtropical conditions.
- Rootball size at planting determines water use. If you are planting more mature trees with larger rootballs, remember that in addition to their larger rootballs they will most likely have larger crowns with more branches and leaves to support. The stress of transplanting can cause trees to drop some or all of their leaves, so be sure to provide enough water to minimize transplanting stress.
Is the tree in full sun or in a windy location? Is it in a low spot or where there’s shade? Are you planting your new tree on a slope? The specifics of a tree’s surroundings are important to its water uptake needs.
- A low spot in part shade will most likely lose water more slowly than a spot that’s in full sun, because of slower evaporation.
- The top of a slope will lose water most quickly because of gravity pulling the water down the slope and through the soil.
- A windy spot will increase the transpiration rate of a tree, as the water that’s released by a tree’s stomata (openings on the underside of leaves that release water) will evaporate more quickly when wind blows it away. This means the tree needs more water, faster, to be transferred from its root system to its crown to keep its transpiration balanced.
Are there many other trees and shrubs around your new tree? How about lawn or flower beds?
- Competition by your plants for water is real! You’ll want to supply enough water to keep everyone’s roots healthy.
Outdoor temperatures and hours of sunlight are directly related to how much water a tree of any size needs.
- The hotter it is, the more water a tree’s roots will take up.
- The longer the hours of sunlight, the more time that tree will spend taking up water each day.
The kind of soil your tree is planted in is also important. Soil has a natural texture, defined by the percentages of its components, and that texture determines how fast water will run through it.
- Sandy soil drains water very fast, sometimes too fast for tree roots to be able to take up all the moisture they need.
- Clay soil can be slow to absorb water and can hold water for long periods of time. Clay soil can become waterlogged, essentially “drowning” your tree.
- Loam soil has the best water-holding capacity for most landscape plants and is ideal for most trees.
- Urban fill soil may be made up of any or everything, so its water-holding capacity isn’t known without a soil analysis.
If you’re curious about your soil, the University of Connecticut’s soil testing lab offers soil testing that will tell you what your soil is made of and how it’s classified by texture. Understanding your soil type will give you a more precise idea of how much and how often you’ll need to water your newly-planted tree.
To add to the complexity of water, soil, and trees, your soil’s depth is also important to how much water you’ll need for your young tree. Shallow soil just can’t hold the volume of water that deep soil can so your young tree’s roots will need more frequent watering.
Testing your soil will also tell you about its nutrient levels and if, or how much, you’ll need to amend your soil to ensure healthy tree growth. Soils in our area of Connecticut (and New England in general) can be shallow and nutrient-poor.
As you can see, there isn’t one simple answer to the question “How much water should I give my newly-planted tree?”. When you water and how much you provide will vary depending on a wide variety of factors.
However, the general tree watering guidelines are:
- Water the rootball before planting
- Give 2 to 3 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter right after planting
- Provide 1 ½ to 2 inches of water each week throughout the summer and fall until temperatures cool
If you’d like help figuring out the best way to water your new tree, give us a call!
Our arborists can arrange a soil test for your property, explain how and why you might need to amend your soil, suggest ways to set up or change your irrigation schedule or method to best suit your tree and its location, and ensure your newly-planted tree receives all that it needs for long-term health.
How to Properly Water Your Trees
Guest post by John Lang of Friendly Tree.
Now that summer is in full swing, watering your trees properly is one of the best ways to keep them healthy and stress-free. With much of the Southwest United States currently in drought conditions, consistent watering is key to happy trees. But did you know — the most common watering mistake is actually too much water?
Whether it’s too much or too little, watering can be tricky if you don’t know how to do it. Follow this guide to ensure your trees make through summer with flying colors:When to Water
During a summer afternoon, up to half of the water can be lost to evaporation. The best time to water is in the morning or evening, so the roots have a chance to absorb most of the water.
Unfortunately, there’s no magic schedule for watering trees. How often you should water will depend on the size of your tree, soil conditions, and weather conditions. Newly planted trees require much more water than established ones.
The best way to determine when trees need water is to check the soil. What you’re aiming for is moist — not soggy — soil. In the absence of rain or moisture, check the soil with a garden trowel to a depth of two inches. If the soil is dry to the touch, your tree needs water.How Much
The rule of thumb for established trees is 10 gallons of water for each inch of the tree’s diameter. You can use a ruler at knee height to measure or just use your best guess.Deeper is Better
Perhaps the most important element of watering when it comes to trees is the “how.” Slow and deep is your best bet, which is why drip lines are the preferred method of watering (although spray from a garden hose will certainly work). Drip irrigation also loses less water to evaporation compared with overhead watering or sprinkler systems.
Deep watering allows the critical root zone to take up adequate moisture. When setting up a drip line, be sure it extends to the entire area beneath the tree’s canopy and to a depth of 10 inches if possible.Consistency is Key
Allowing the soil to completely dry out — or allowing it to stay soggy — will result in a tree that is stressed and therefore more prone to disease and infestation. Keeping the soil consistently moist is essential to healthy trees.Choosing the Right Species
In regions where drought is typical, choose drought-tolerant species when planting new trees. Drought-tolerant trees are adapted to dry climates and will not only grow better, but help you to conserve water as well.Newly Planted Trees
Young trees are still establishing their root systems and therefore need more water. Water newly planted trees once a day for the first couple of weeks after planting, and once a week after that during the growing season.
Remember to check the soil to ensure you are not over watering. Once the roots begin to extend beyond the root ball, you can water on a normal schedule.Mulch is Your Best Friend
Mulch is a highly effective way to keep the soil from drying out quickly, especially during excessive heat. Applying mulch 2-4 inches deep will help conserve moisture and regulate the soil temperature.
Ask an Arborist: Why do we Mulch?Water Year Round
Don’t forget to water your trees in the winter during dry spells. Just because they are dormant doesn’t mean your trees aren’t growing. Water when air and soil temperatures are above 40 degrees F and when there is no snow cover. Your trees will thank you later!
About the Author
John Lang is a Certified Arborist and a member of the Friendly Tree team, a family-owned New Jersey tree care service, dedicated to the thoughtful and careful maintenance of your trees and shrubs. Friendly Tree Service has been in business for 26 years and remains passionate about trees and nature. With a highly trained staff that treats every property as their own and state of the art equipment, Friendly Tree is on the cutting edge of the art and science of Arboriculture.
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Water is life: how to water properly
A well-groomed garden is the pride of every owner of a suburban area. But it also happens that the gardener takes care of the plants in all possible ways with the help of tools, but at the same time forgets about the main thing - the proper watering of his seedlings. Some just don't have the time, while others just don't have the energy. Today we talk about the secrets of proper watering of garden plants and trees, about how watering is not recommended, as well as about devices that will help facilitate the work of a summer resident and ensure high-quality watering throughout the season.
Types and methods of watering
Proper watering of the beds is the key to getting a rich and tasty harvest in the fall. Lack of water is detrimental not only to plants, but also to fruits. But an excess of moisture can also harm the future harvest, for example, from an excess of liquid, vegetables begin to acquire a rancid taste, and the roots may rot. Therefore, when caring for seedlings, you need maximum control from the gardener.
To water seedlings growing in open ground, it is necessary to first study their preferences, and, based on the requirements, plant them in groups. So, for example, you should not plant moisture-loving cabbage or cucumbers next to tomato or garlic seedlings. It is also important to know about the type of soil and you should definitely take into account the climate in which your suburban area is located.
Accordingly, watering is organized based on the needs of plants. There are several types of irrigation:
- Planting and post-planting - improves the survival of planted seedlings in the soil and ensures seed germination;
- Basic watering - compensates for the lack of moisture in the soil during the period of active plant growth;
- Fertilizing watering - fills the soil and plant roots with useful elements
- Refreshing watering - in hot weather, it reduces the temperature of the soil and prevents the plants from drying out;
- Anti-frost watering - carried out during night frosts and reduces the risk of plant freezing.
In addition, irrigation is also divided into types or methods. There are several options for watering plants. The choice of one or another method of watering also depends on the plant to be watered.
• Sprinkler irrigation is an irrigation method that uses mechanical means that mimic natural rain. This method, in fact, is one of the most versatile, since this method can be used to irrigate not only beds, but also lawns and even trees. Also, the method is perfect for areas with uneven terrain or for areas on slopes.
• Drip irrigation - involves point filling with moisture of certain plants. This method is suitable for moisture-loving plants with delicate vegetation, such as tomatoes or potted flowers. With this method of watering, moisture actively enters the roots of the seedlings, which will ensure the active growth of the root system.
• Subsurface irrigation is one of the most difficult irrigation methods to implement. Water to the plants comes directly from a pre-created underground system of trenches and hoses. This method minimizes water consumption and avoids soil compaction and the appearance of a post-irrigation crust.
• Fine Irrigation - not the most common type of irrigation, mainly used in conjunction with drip irrigation. Due to the spraying of water through a fine mesh, moisture is deposited on the plants in microscopic drops, which not only provides moisture to the seedlings, but also helps to reduce the temperature of the plants in hot weather.
• Furrow irrigation is the most common method of irrigation in many areas. It implies one-sided watering of plants, due to parallel ditches located between the beds. The main requirement for this method of irrigation is an almost completely flat and flat surface. In addition, this method of irrigation is not suitable for irrigating large areas with seedlings and lawns.
Having considered the methods of irrigation, it can be concluded that the most effective irrigation options are sprinkling, drip irrigation and fine irrigation as a supplement. We are glad to announce that all the components of irrigation systems have appeared in the assortment of the Green-Battery.ru store. From hoses and hose storage systems to sprinklers and fully automatic watering systems, Hozelock irrigation systems include all the most necessary accessories for installing high-quality and timely watering of your site: from hoses and hose storage systems.
Irrigation in greenhouses
Separately, it is worth talking about watering in greenhouses, greenhouses and other enclosed spaces. The greenhouse is created on the site specifically so that a microclimate that is comfortable for many plants is created inside, and accordingly, watering must be organized based on this microclimate.
Experts recommend installing drip irrigation in greenhouses, since the installation of a drip system is as simple and effective as possible. Watering can be done with warmer water, as opposed to watering plants that are planted in open ground. The water temperature should be around 23-25 o C . It is also possible to install a sprinkler irrigation system in greenhouses, but in the case of greenhouses and greenhouses, the installation is more laborious, since for this type of system it is necessary to lay hoses and pipes along the roof, which will be quite difficult for ordinary gardeners to do.
You should also carefully monitor the formation of condensate on the walls of the greenhouse and its amount. If the precipitation is too heavy, then the amount of water supplied should be reduced and the room should be ventilated after watering. This will avoid excessive soil moisture and the appearance of fungal diseases in seedlings.
Watering fruit trees and shrubs
Watering fruit trees and shrubs also deserves special attention. Here, too, there are several nuances that should be considered.
Since the trees and shrubs on the site are not planted for one or two years, then their care should be appropriate. In addition to annual pruning of dead or diseased branches with loppers, trees and shrubs also need to be watered. But since these plants are larger and more massive, their watering is done in a fundamentally different way.
Experts recommend watering established trees and shrubs only 2-3 times during the summer, and in dry weather - 3-4 times. But if you are only planting an apple, pear or other fruit tree, then for its quick survival it is worth watering it 2-3 times a month.
The norms of the amount of water for trees and shrubs are also different. For young seedlings, when watering, from 30 to 50 liters of water per plant are used, for older 3-5 year olds, the watering rate is 50-80 liters; for 7-12 year old trees, the approximate amount of water is 120-150 liters, and for very old plants, the watering rate is 30-50 liters per square meter of the near-stem circle (crown).
Experts point out surface watering and sprinkling as the most optimal way to water trees and shrubs. Surface watering involves the irrigation of near-stem circles. To do this, many gardeners organize special recesses with sides, which looks like a “bowl”. The diameter of such a recess will be equal to the diameter of the tree crown, so this recess can change in size every year.
Sprinkling, in addition to watering the soil on the site, increases the humidity of the air, due to which water flows not only to the roots of plants, but also provides the crown of trees with the necessary moisture.
Basic rules for watering
Now you should turn your attention to the most basic rules for watering plants in your area. These rules apply to watering seedlings both in open ground and in greenhouses.
- Water generously, but not too often . Often and little by little watering the plants does not make sense, since the water must flow to the roots of the seedlings. A small amount of water will linger in the top layer of the soil, due to which the moisture will quickly evaporate, especially in the summer season. With proper watering, water should penetrate the soil by 20-25 centimeters, you can check this in the simplest way - pierce the soil with a wooden stick.
- Seedlings should be watered directly under the root so that water feeds the root system directly, while not touching the shoots and foliage of plants.
- The best time to water is early morning or evening . This is due to the fact that in the morning the soil has already cooled down and filled with morning dew, while the air temperature is not high. In the evening, you need to water a little more abundantly than in the morning, since moisture from the heated earth evaporates faster. The ideal time to water is 9-10 am or 17-18 pm.
- Freshly planted plants should be watered every day to ensure their establishment on the site.
- The watering schedule should be built based on the type of plants, soil and climate. After the young seedlings take root, watering is carried out 1 time in 2-3 days or as the soil dries up.
- In the greenhouse, watering is carried out more often and more abundantly - due to the high temperature in the greenhouse, vegetable crops wither faster.
- The ideal water temperature for irrigation should vary from 15 about C to 25 about C .
- It is advisable to defend the water for irrigation in advance so that harmful chemicals do not get to the roots of plants, and even more so to the leaves.
- Watering plants during the day is possible! It is during the day that the process of photosynthesis takes place. Also during the day the plant can overheat (depending on the climate). Daily watering will allow vital processes to be carried out in seedlings, and will also prevent the sprouts from overheating and will not allow them to lose turgor - the elasticity and "fleshyness" of the vegetation.
We hope that our article was useful and exciting, and your harvest will be rich! I wish you success!
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1) Trunk circle: how to form?
1.1) Watering seedlings: how not to harm?
1.2) Top dressing: how to fertilize seedlings?
2) Trunk circle mulching: where to start?
3) The first winter: how to survive?
4) Further care of seedlings: how to create a garden?
5) Proper care of tree seedlings is a guarantee of the beauty of a personal plot
Caring for plants is an important procedure on which future yields of fruit trees and the beauty of green spaces will depend. Every gardener must know the basics of caring for young trees and shrubs. In our article, we will tell you how to care for seedlings after they are planted and in the first years of life. The information we offer will provide the necessary conditions for the adaptation of culture to the new conditions of life.
Transplanting is a painful procedure for a plant. It is important to urgently restore the root system so that it feels comfortable in a new place. After planting the seedling, it is necessary to ensure its minimum pruning: only broken or dead branches should be removed. Formative pruning can be done no earlier than after 1-2 seasons.
Trunk circle: how to form?
After planting the seedling, it is necessary to form a circle near the trunk. Its purpose is to provide a young tree with the necessary amount of moisture and fertilizer. Using a circle, you will be sure that all the necessary substances will get to the roots of the seedling, and not spread over the entire territory of the site.
The size of the near-stem circle in the first year of life is made 30-40 cm, then it is already expanded depending on the size of the selected plant. It is important to clean the circle near the stem of the seedling from weeds and grass, carefully loosen it. This will ensure that the root system receives the necessary oxygen.
Watering seedlings: how not to harm?
How much water to use for watering plants? This question is popular among beginner gardeners. The amount of water depends on weather conditions and the type of soil where the seedling grows. For example, in the summer, in the absence of rain, a tree that grows on sandy soil must be watered 6-7 times during the warm season.
Three buckets must be poured under the root at a time, after which it is worth loosening the earth in the near-trunk circle. In the absence of an acute shortage of water, the young tree is watered in early April, May and June. In any case, it is necessary to focus on the climatic conditions in which the tree or shrub grows. It is also necessary to take into account the type of crop, the type of soil and the presence of drainage.
Young plants need to be watered more frequently than older trees that have established roots. The type of soil also affects the irrigation schedule: sandy soils are watered more often than clay soils.
After planting, be sure to water the plant so that the water reaches a depth of 40 cm. This will eliminate pockets from the air. Next, you need to water the plant twice a week during the first weeks. But, again, you need to focus on the weather.
It is important not to flood the seedling! Otherwise, it will cause the leaves to turn yellow and the roots to rot! Before each watering, check whether the soil is dry or not. If 5-10 cm of soil is dry, then the plant can be watered. A great option is to water with a slow jet from a garden hose. This will allow water to reach the root system. This procedure may take more than one hour, but it is worth it. Frequent and short watering will cause the roots of the tree to grow closer to the surface of the soil, which will cause the root system to not form properly.
Seedlings should be watered until mid-autumn. With a drop in temperature, it is necessary to reduce the frequency of the procedure. Before the onset of frost, it is necessary to organize abundant watering not only for young seedlings, but also for all crops growing on the site.
Top dressing: how to fertilize seedlings?
Plants that grow in the wild do not fertilize. But they grow up healthy and beautiful. The fact is that in nature, trees receive organic substances from the decomposition of fallen leaves and droppings of wild animals.
Garden crops do not always grow in fertile soils. They are deficient in nutrients - phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen. In addition, gardeners clean up the site in the fall, not allowing the leaves to rot to provide plants with useful elements, so you can’t do without top dressing at home.
Young plants should receive nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus in the right amount. It is best to apply fertilizers, which include these substances, before planting, that is, during the preparation of the pit. You can make your own fertilizer or already buy ready-made mixtures in specialized stores. After top dressing, the soil must be watered.
The best time to fertilize is before or during planting. In autumn, the roots greedily absorb nutrients as the growth of the shoots is stopped. In spring, plants need nutrients to stimulate growth after the winter period.
The second top dressing should be organized at the beginning of the second year of the seedling's life in a new place. The amount of nutrient mixture depends on how well the culture has taken root. To accelerate growth, urea and ammonium nitrate are used in large quantities. For the growth of a tree in height, it is necessary to use mixtures that include nitrogen.Photo of remontant raspberry
Mulching of the trunk circle: where to start?
If we consider the growth of trees in natural conditions, then they independently form a mulch from their own leaves, flowers, twigs and fruits. The resulting litter not only nourishes the roots with useful substances, but also protects them from the cold.
In your own garden, you have to take care of plant protection yourself. Our advice is to use mulch, which is wood shavings. Highlight the main advantages of mulching:
- Moisture retention;
- Reduce weed growth;
- Soil temperature control;
- Improvement of soil structure and aeration.
Experienced gardeners recommend using a thick layer of 5-10 cm mulch. It should not touch the tree trunk, otherwise it will rot.
You can use peat, compost or manure for mulching. When caring for fruit trees, do not use conifer sawdust for mulching. In winter, the organized layer will become a real “blanket” for plants, which will allow them not to be afraid of severe frosts.
The first winter: how to survive?
Seedlings should be taken care of all year round. The first winter is the most serious test for young crops. Gardeners must help their plants to overwinter, otherwise they may die during severe frosts.
It is recommended to buy certain material used to cover trees. It will warm the seedling in cold weather, in the spring it will become protection from sunburn, and will also save it from various rodents.
It is recommended to buy certain material used to cover trees. It will warm the seedling in cold weather, in the spring it will become protection from sunburn, and will also save it from various rodents.
If you decide to wrap the entire tree, don't do it yourself. It is best to call someone to help in order not to break the branches. From strong winds, for the purpose of protection, it is necessary to use a support. We have already mentioned how to install it correctly. Do not use materials that can damage the bark.
Further care of seedlings: how to create a garden?
The measles system develops gradually. In the first two years after planting, it is formed in the area of the planting pit. Further, it is already growing beyond its borders. Considering this fact, every year it is necessary to expand the near-trunk circle by about 50 cm.
In November, when all the leaves have fallen from the trees, it is necessary to dig up the soil: the soil layer turns over, but does not crush. You can dig the ground near the trunk by a maximum of 5-8 cm in order not to damage the roots. This procedure will allow the introduced nutrient mixtures, along with the remaining weeds, to get inside. And pests that lurk in the ground will find themselves in open space and will no longer pose a danger to green spaces.
Snow removal is another important procedure. In small quantities, it will protect plants from the cold. If there is a lot of it, then this will adversely affect the growth of planting material. In the spring, it will begin to thaw, which can lead to breakage of branches and damage to the bark. For the winter, the crown of trees is best pulled off and tied with soft, but at the same time durable material. Do not do this on cold days when the branches break easily from frost.
Loosen and mulch the soil in spring. They also apply fertilizer for plant growth. Consider caring for an apple tree. Seedlings should be watered depending on weather conditions. It is also necessary to protect the fruit crop from diseases and pests. In the first few years after planting, the trees are watered up to five times during the season, the last one is in August. About five buckets of water are poured under each tree. Do not forget about feeding fruit crops.
Proper care of tree seedlings is the key to the beauty of the backyard
Regular monitoring of plants will allow you to respond in a timely manner to any problems in the garden. It is necessary to take care of green spaces not only in the year of planting, but also during the following seasons. If you do not know how to properly organize planting and care, then you can contact the nursery "Best Garden". You can order seasonal or one-time work of experienced gardeners from us.
Plants should not be neglected. From inaction, they can simply die! If you want to update the landscape at your dacha, you can order high-quality planting material in our seedling nursery. Our staff will tell you in detail how to properly care for the selected varieties.
Planting of large vehicles is another service that is available to our customers. The transplanting technology we use allows minimizing stress for the large size.
The main thing for any gardener is to understand how to care for the species grown. Believe me, having understood the situation, you will be able to enjoy abundant harvests of fruit trees and the beauty of ornamental plants on your site.
Today you can use useful articles, ask for advice from professional gardeners on specialized forums so that the garden always smells sweet. A lot of information is freely available for study. Do not be afraid to grow plants, because now you can always use the services of specialists.
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