When putting flowering trees to your yard, plant them in beds. They look great in the landscape when flourishing in groves or clusters or groves, much more than individual trees.
There are also many benefits of groupings. For instance, in poor soils, roots grow quickly in the bed. You can fertilize and water the whole group together, and the issue of trimming or mowing around the trunks is gone, saving time and eliminating damage to the bark.
If you are looking to plant flowering trees, some of the best choices would be Dogwoods, Tulip Poplars, Crape Myrtles, and Royal Empress Paulownias. For more information on the best flowering trees to plant in your outdoor space, contact a Syracuse tree care company.
Like all other living things, these trees require year-round care, ample water supply, right temperature conditions, and good soil quality. All of these factors play a part in the health of your flowering trees.
Flowering Trees: What You Need to Know
One thing to think about when planting your trees is to plant them in a bed so less harm can be caused to the trunk by weed eaters or lawn mowers. Less weeding will need to happen if you put a couple of inches of mulch to the bed. The mulch also helps to sustain moisture for your trees.
Wisely think about how deep to plant before digging the hole for your new flowering trees. You should create the hole twice as wide, but no deeper than the root ball. The gap must be massive enough for the roots to grow.
Put the trees in the hole and water the root ball before you start to fill the gap with topsoil. Refill the hole ensuring the root ball is level or just under the surface.
After you plant the trees, use a root-growing fertilizer to aid with root expansion. Put some on the topsoil and water a little. Put a couple more inches of mulch around the trees and water, as usual, about one inch of water every week.
Stake the trees for approximately one growing season to create stability.
Plant under your trees with ground covers if you don't want a whole lot of mulch underneath. Groundcovers are used as a carpet of greenery and hinder root competition and mowing complications that can plague trees planted in the soil.
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