How to Plant a Tree
The Online Tree Shop Guide on How to Plant a Tree
Planting a tree is more than just putting a sapling into the ground; it’s a thoughtful process that requires careful planning. Whether you’re looking to buy trees online or you’ve already got your trees delivered, follow these steps to ensure your tree thrives in its new environment.
Step 1: Prepare the Perfect Pit
- Measure the circumference of your tree’s root ball. Your tree pit should be about 10 cm wider than this size.
- Ensure the pit’s depth so the tree’s root flare sits at ground level. Planting too deep suffocates the roots, while too shallow might prevent adequate water and nutrient absorption.
- Loosen the ground within the pit using a fork. Blend the excavated soil with some fertilizer for better nourishment.
Step 2: Set It Up
- Place two stakes opposite each other around the pit.
- Introduce the irrigation hose, ensuring it goes around the entire root ball for even water distribution. Leave about 4″ of the hose above the soil for easy access.
- Fill the pit with fertilised soil, pressing down firmly with your feet to eliminate air pockets.
Step 3: Ensure Sturdiness
- Check the stakes by pressing them vertically. As a result, this ensures they can withstand strong winds and support your tree.
Step 4: Secure Your Tree
- Using rubber spacers and ties, anchor your tree to the stakes, leaving about 1 cm of room for the tree to grow.
- Hammer in two nails to fasten the ties to each post, then trim any excess tie material.
Step 5: Water Your New Tree
- Hydrate your freshly planted tree with at least 10 litres of water.
- For the initial two Springs and Summers, water it a minimum of 15 times per season, using at least 10 litres each time.
By following this guide, whether you’ve chosen memorial trees, trees as gifts, or just something special from our range of gifts for nature lovers, you’ll be on the right path to giving your tree the best start possible.