When we saw that that America’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, didn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day, we were thrilled! That means that Spring is soon to come and with Spring come new opportunities for fresh starts. Planting a new tree is a wonderful way to renew your landscaping, so let’s take a look at how you can care for a new sapling.
You’re going to want to plant your sapling in early Spring when the ground is no longer freezing. Choose a space where the tree can get the sunlight it needs while also having enough space to grow and spread out comfortably. Before you plant your sapling, inspect it for broken or dead pieces, and remove them. Once your young tree is placed within the ground, make sure it gets plenty of water to get it started on the path to success.
Over the Next Few Years…
Over the next few years it is going to be very important that you hire someone to prune your young tree regularly to ensure a healthy and even growth pattern. When it comes to trees, pruning is essential to help your tree grow effectively. In the event that your tree’s leaves start to get too dense or patches appear in its canopy, pruning is the most effective method for correcting the issue.
Watch for Signs of Trouble and Protect Your Sapling
One of the most important parts of ensuring that your sapling grows up healthy and strong is ensuring that your plant is getting enough moisture. Along with watering it, you should also give it an ample covering of mulch around the base to protect against the sun and keep your sapling’s roots appropriately hydrated. On hot days during the summer, make sure to monitor your sapling for signs of drought and for symptoms of drought stress.
Nelson Tree Specialist is Here to Assist You
If you need help caring for your young trees, then you’ve come to the right place. Our specialists can diagnose potential problems, assess your trees, and make sure that they’re thriving to their fullest potential. If you have questions about your trees or you’re looking to get planting, contact us today.