How To Plant A Tree In Your Yard by Guest Writer Philip Brown

How To Plant A Tree In Your Yard

Planting a tree is not just a matter of digging a hole and dropping it in. If you want your tree to have healthy growth, then that will require patience and careful preparation. Take a look at these steps for how to grow a strong and healthy tree in your yard.

  • Choose the species carefully and plant at the right time of year. Select a species that is native to the area. Plant your tree during its dormant phase, which is usually over the winter, somewhere between late autumn and early spring. This will allow it to establish itself in time for the growing season.medium_4975718208
  • Choose a site for your tree. Make sure to avoid any cables or pipes and to choose a sunny area. Dig a hole that is about 5 times the width of the tree’s root ball so that it has plenty of space to spread its roots. Dig the hole with a raised section in the center for the root ball to sit on – this will keep it out of any water that may collect and in turn stop the tree from drowning. Loosen the dirt around the edges of the hole to allow the roots to spread out more easily.
  • Remove the tree from its container by gently tipping it out of the pot or cutting the side of the bag from the roots. You can leave a mesh container on as the roots will grow through the holes and it will help keep the soil together. Remember, you want to keep as much of the existing soil on the root ball as possible. As you are handling the tree, be sure not to leave the roots exposed to the sun or wind as they may get dried out and damaged.
  • Plant the tree. Place the tree in the hole and check the height. All of the roots should be covered, but the trunk should remain fully exposed. Add some manure into the hole to feed the tree as it grows, and add water. Mulch around the tree to keep weeds away and moisture in, but take care not to touch the tree trunk with the mulching or it could rot. Water again after an hour or so. Then water regularly until the tree is fully established.

With a little bit of planning and some care, you will have a tree that will last for many years.

About the Author: Philip Brown is a lover of green, healthy lawns. A former lawn care professional, Philip now spends his time sharing what he knows with others and blogging about it at The Lawn Enthusiast.

How to Grow Your Own Wild Flowers By Guest Writer FlowersByPost.Org.UK

How to Grow Your Own FlowersMany people enjoy having flowers in their homes. Out of these people, many enjoy a garden which is filled with flowers. Of course, you have the option of buying pre-grown planted flowers, which then can be transferred into soil in your garden, or kept in the pots, depending on your preference. However, these can be expensive and you may not be able to find the flower or plant that you wish to have in your garden. Therefore, growing your own flowers will be the perfect option for you. You’ll be able to grow any flower that you wish to have in your garden (climate allowing) at a cheaper price.How to Grow Your Own Flowers3

Additionally, many people enjoy spending time in their gardens and the perks of watching their garden become a beautiful, relaxing place due to their own hard work. By watching their plants and flowers grow, they feel a sense of achievement and accomplishment, making their garden much more enjoyable to them.

The most common form of gardening is wild flower gardening. It is also deemed to be the easiest form of gardening. However, in actual fact, an amateur will not find it as easy as an experienced gardener.

Before planting anything, you need to ensure that the soil is prepared in the right way. The soil needs to be watered regularly to ensure that it is moist. If you are planning on planting flowers into pots, you need to ensure that you add soil to the pots. You may wish to mix the soil with compost, since compost contains many nutrients which will help your flowers grow. When choosing to buy flower pots, ensure that they have holes at the bottom to allow the water to drain though.

The best time to plant and grow wild flowers is during colder weather seasons. So autumn is a perfect time. Even if you are too busy to regularly water your plants, you are guaranteed to have moist soil due to rain.

Once the soil is prepared, it is time to go to the store and purchase flower seeds, bulbs or perennials. Seeds are the most common thing that is planted. Perennials are plants which can live their full life cycle in two years, making them perfect for those who desire change. After two years, these perennials can be removed and exchanged for more perennials or different flower seeds. This way your garden will always have new additions.Flower-Delivery

How to Grow Your Own Flowers2Single or special meadows are the most common wild flowers grown now. If you are planning on planting single meadows, plant these in mass and make sure that they are close together because this way they will look better when they start to grow. However, do not plant them too close to one another otherwise your plant roots will lack the space to grow, which is very important for the water and nutrient uptake.

Although you are growing wild flowers, you still need to ensure that you take out the time to remove weeds and unwanted growth. This will keep your wild flowers looking great. You also need to ensure tHow to Grow Your Own Flowers4hat you water your seedlings regularly to ensure that they grow. Once they have fully grown, regular watering is recommended, although this does not have to be daily.

Using a solution of plant food diluted in water (always read the instructions on the box which indicate how the plant food should be diluted) can also boost the growth and maintain your wild flowers.

Growing your own flowers can be relaxing and makes an excellent hobby, so give it a try today!

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