The best time to plant a tree is during spring or summer when it will grow into its full size. During winter months, trees are not able to get enough sunlight and they die off very quickly. If you want to plant your own tree, then you need to choose the right season for planting a tree. You may use the following tips to choose the right time for planting a tree.
1) Choose the Right Season For Picking A Tree
If you have chosen a suitable location where you want to plant your tree, then you need to make sure that it is in good condition before picking it up. Trees do not like being disturbed too much so if possible, try to pick your tree from a place where there are no other trees around.
Also, make sure that the soil is free of rocks and roots.
2) Make Sure That Your Tree Is In Good Condition Before Placing It On The Ground
When you are ready to plant your tree, first check whether it needs any special care. If it does not need any extra attention, then you can simply put your tree on the ground and cover it with some leaves or straw.
After this, water the tree well until all the moisture evaporates out of it completely.
3) Add Some Fertilizer When Needed
While planting a tree, you will need to water it on a regular basis. If the rain is not sufficient for watering your tree, then you may need to add some fertilizer to the ground and water the tree with it after one week.
Soon after planting a tree, most people want an indication that their efforts were not wasted. You can tell when a tree needs water by checking the soil.
If it is dry, then the tree is likely to be thirsty. It is easy to tell when a tree needs to be fertilized. If the leaves are looking pale or lackluster in appearance, then this is a sign that it needs fertilizer. The best time to water your tree is immediately after you have planted it. Always make sure that the ground around the roots of your tree is kept moist but not soggy. This can be done by simply watering the ground with a watering can. Most of the rainfall in the spring is usually enough to keep your tree hydrated, but if rains are not sufficient for this purpose, then you may need to use a hosepipe to water your tree. If the weather conditions do not allow you to water the ground, then you might need to use a bucket instead.
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