Thanks for coming back to my blog today to read this article, I’ve been saving it up for a couple of months whilst I’ve been busy with other things. I just felt like now would be a good time to get it published, so you can follow my advice and grow your own Christmas tree in time for a future holiday period.
After reading through lots of different guides online, I thought I’d never work out how to grow the perfect Christmas tree because they’re were all rather basic and didn’t include any of the information I considered to be important. Luckily, I got talking to a neighbour who grows them in his garden, and within only an hour or so, he’d made the whole process crystal clear. So, if you also want to learn how to do it successfully, you should definitely have a quick read through all the growing tips I’ve included under this paragraph.
1 – Deciding On Location
No matter how much space you have, it’s vital you plant your tree in the area most shielded from wind and rain. Although this won’t be too much of a problem once it’s of a decent size, heavy weathering can cause young Christmas trees to die off early.
2 – Preparing The Land
Ideally, your tree will have at least 5ft of space in all directions. This will allow it to grow fully, and should provide you with the best chances of getting something impressive. You’ll need to remove all weeds and grass before planting though.
3 – Planting The Seeds
In most circumstances, the optimum time to plant your seeds is somewhere around February and March (which is partly why I’ve held this article back for so long). Once the trees start to sprout above the ground, try to cover them with some wire meshing to help prevent damage from passing animals.
4 – Weeding Your Tree
As some trees can take up to three years to reach a suitable level of maturity, it’s important you don’t allow any weeds or vegetation to exist nearby. Just purchase some anti-weed spray and go over the area once each week, that should be enough. Of course, if you encounter major problems, you might like to get in touch with a company like LongmorValley’s Tree Surgery.
5 – Cutting It Down
After three years of looking after your Christmas tree, the very thought of cutting it down for only two or three weeks worth of festive entertainment might seem a little sad, so don’t be hesitant to leave it in the garden for years to come. However, if you really do still want it in your living room, now is the time to either uproot it, or chop it down using an axe or chainsaw. Obviously, you should be very careful when doing this.
Well my green fingered friends, now you know how to grow the perfect Christmas tree in your garden, hopefully you’ll stop buying those terrible fiberoptic replicas at some point in the near future. You might think they look good, but the rest of us know for a fact they don’t.
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