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Planting a Tree In Your Garden? Here Are Some Tips That Can Help

If you’re anything like me, then the thought of growing a new plant in fall is downright romantic. Fall is also a perfect time to create a new garden for your home. Whether you’re going for a modest two-block garden project or an ambitious nine-block project encompassing multiple properties, your opportunities for greenery in the fall are endless. Trees are the perfect opportunity to enrich your garden. An autumn tree is a symbol of life and new beginnings. It is a reminder that we are connected to the seasons and nature in ways that are subtle and not always easy to see. Here are some tips that should help you.

The right place

Find the perfect location for the tree. Plant it where it will receive sun and water from in the early spring and still be able to reproduce in the following winter. Positioning your tree so that it receives enough sunlight but not too much water and help prevent the growth of weeds and other unwanted vegetation.

How much water does a freshly planted tree require?

The amount you should give depends on the type of tree, how often you plan to water it, how much water is needed for healthy growth, how close your premises are to a water source, and more. Although all trees need water, water sources can be different depending on whether they’re in a dry area or are irrigated. A new tree takes 6-8 gallons of water per trunk diameter every week. A full bath is considerably better than light, regular irrigation


Wasting time on pruning can damage your tree both physically and aesthetically. This is why pruning should only be done if necessary. Remove branches if they are dead or diseased. By removing these diseased branches, you will prevent fungal infections from destroying your foliage and sap within those areas.


Mary J. Payne
Mary has over 10 years of experience as a journalist. She loves to travel and write about her experiences, but she also covers topics such as education, career advice and finances.