Posted on: 13 September 2021
Newly planted landscape trees need a lot of care and attention as they adapt to their new surroundings. With the right approach, you can give your new landscape trees the best start possible. But you also need to be careful not to overdo things.
The following tips should help you to give your newly planted landscape trees the best start possible as they adapt to your yard and the surrounding environment.
1. Water your trees every day for about two weeks
During the transplanting process, the delicate roots of new landscape trees often suffer damage. This is one good reason to water your new landscape trees every day for the first two weeks. After that, water your tree about once a week for several years.
Make sure you keep an eye on the weather. In rainy weather, you won't need to water. In dry conditions, you may need to water your new trees more regularly.
2. Don't over-trim your young trees
Only trim a new landscape tree if you see crossing branches or branches damaged during the transplanting process. Remember, new trees need to put all of their energy into adapting to their new surroundings. Too many wounds early on could weaken your trees and attract pests. You could also damage the appearance of your tree if you prune too much too early.
3. Boost your landscape tree's growth with mulch
Mulch around your newly planted landscape trees to moderate temperature and retain moisture. Mulching around trees helps to keep weeds and grass at bay. But avoid piling mulch up against your tree's trunk, as this will create the ideal conditions for pests and diseases.
4. Use a small amount of fertilizer
A small amount of slow-release fertilizer can help to boost your young landscape trees as they adapt to their new environment. But be careful not to over-fertilize your trees because this can prevent them from taking in water and even eventually kill them.
5. Check for pests regularly
Initially, newly planted landscape trees are fragile. In this state, new trees are vulnerable to pests. To prevent pests from damaging your new trees, inspect your trees daily for pests. If your new trees lose too many leaves to pests, they won't be able to take in the nutrients they need to survive.
These tips should help you to care for newly planted landscape trees. But if your tree seems to be in poor health, then consider calling your landscape tree supplier for some professional advice.Share