Tree Planting for Beginners
Trees are beautiful to look at and provide many benefits to our environment. They help clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and other pollutants, provide shade and shelter for wildlife, and can even help reduce stress levels.
If you want to experience these benefits, it's only natural that you'd need to add more tree life to your property space. But getting started can feel overwhelming.
Here are some tips to help you start planting trees in your backyard like an Aspen pro.
Choose the right tree for your area
Consider the climate, soil type, and available space before selecting a tree to plant. Different trees thrive in different environments, so choosing one that can survive and thrive in your specific location is vital.
Our Plant Shop and nursery experts can help you choose the best tree option. Be sure to stop in for a visit and browse our selection.
Prepare the planting site
Choose a location that has good drainage and plenty of sunlight. Clear the area of any debris or weeds, and dig a hole that is at least twice as wide as the tree's root ball. Next, add some compost or other organic matter to the soil to help improve its quality and provide nutrients.
Remove the Container
When planting the tree, gently remove it from its container and loosen any tangled roots.
Position the Tree
Place the tree in the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Next, backfill the hole with soil, and pack it firmly around the roots.
Water the tree thoroughly to help settle the soil and to give it a good start.
After planting, it's essential to care for the tree properly. Therefore, water the tree regularly, especially during its first year of growth. This helps it establish a robust root system.
Here are a few other essential steps:
- Fertilize the tree as needed, but be careful not to over-fertilize, which can harm the tree.
- Prune the tree to remove damaged or diseased branches and maintain its shape.
- Finally, enjoy its beauty, and watch as it grows and flourishes over the years.
By planting trees, we can do our part to help clean the air, provide habitat for wildlife, and beautify our communities. So why not give it a try?
With a little effort and some basic knowledge, anyone can become a tree planter and help make the world greener and healthier.
Need help with planting your trees?
At The Plant Shop, we offer many lush trees, and our team will professionally install them on your property to ensure optimal growth. Contact Us today to learn more about our delivery and installation services. Or stop in for a visit to see our stunning selection and learn more tree planting tips!