If you are looking into planting some fruit trees this summer, there is a lot to consider. There cannot be enough stress put on planting your fruit trees the right way. The treatment you put into the planting process and first year of growth will help you establish a healthy root system and some healthy trees. Harford Tree will walk you through some of the essential questions you need answers to before planting a fruit tree on your property.
Which Kind of Fruit Tree Do You Wish to Grow?
Do your research before settling on a particular fruit tree. There are many factors you should consider: taste, winter hardiness, chill hours, summer heat, size, does it need a pollinator. Which types of trees are the best suited for your climate? Ask for assistance from a nursery or a supplier that can help you determine the ideal time for planting your fruit tree.
How Much Space Will Your Fruit Tree Need?
To narrow down the kind of fruit tree you would wish to plant, it may help to think about the sort of space you have to work with. Depending on your orchard or yard, you’ll want to think about planting either an orchard tree or some smaller trees, like dwarf trees. Orchard trees, like cherries, apples, peaches, pears, and plums, will require, on average, around 10 to 12-foot spacing in your backyard or orchard. Fruit trees can also be spaced as closer if you have limited space in your garden and are not trying to grow commercial type yields from your orchard.
Which Kinds of Foundation are You Working With?
Light exposure, soil, and water drainage will all be key factors in planting a fruit tree. A slope can be a stable location, if you have one, as it will be optimal for water drainage, light, airflow, and drainage. Just make sure you’re not planting in any spot where there is frequent standing water. You will want to assess the kind of soil you are working with too. Whether your site has soil of adequate quality to use as is or if you’ll need to build up your soil. If your soil is sandy or hard, you will need to build it up for each tree individually.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River. For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.