We haven’t quite yet made it to beautiful spring weather just yet, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good time to plan ahead. Soon enough, it’ll be the perfect weather for planting a few saplings and letting them grow. With that said, you want to make sure you’re going into the process with the information you need to ensure their growth for years to come. A new sapling needs the right level of care to prosper. Below are some of the top tips for caring for a sapling.
The best time to plant saplings is early spring, right when the ground begins to clear up and not be frozen over. Pick an area where that new sapling can get sunlight but also have adequate room for growing into its proper size. Before you do any planting, take a look at your saplings and check for broken or dead pieces that can be removed. After you place the sapling into the ground, you should make sure it instantly gets some water to help it grow big and strong.
In the Longterm
During the next few years, it’s important that proper tree care steps are taken. Something like pruning is essential in keeping your young tree healthy and make sure it grows evenly so it nails the aesthetics. Trees often just need to be pruned in order for them to grow at their full potential. This can also prevent dense areas or areas where patches start to appear, and if done by a knowledgable professional, can help guide your tree in its journey to full growth.
Look Out for Trouble
Over the next couple of years, there are also some warning signs you’re going to want to be on the watch for. Getting enough moisture, for example, is an essential task and means you should be watering if it isn’t getting enough water naturally. Mulching the base can also be a great way to handle issues that may occur from dehydration and can help keep the roots properly hydrated. Be on the lookout for any signs of drought or symptoms of any kinds of diseases like discoloration or rotting.
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
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