A live Christmas tree should be kept inside for the shortest time possible.
How can you save more money on a Christmas tree in the future? One way is by planting your own Christmas tree. This seems to be a popular option for many people and it’s lovely to see a living tree in someone’s front yard adorned with Christmas decorations.
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Planting your own Christmas tree to serve you and your family for years to come is a good option for persons who have the space and have considered ways to save on buying a Christmas tree, but don’t like the look of a plastic tree. Plus, you can enjoy the look of the Christmas tree all year round.
Planting a Christmas tree is not difficult. Christmas trees are sold at most plant nurseries for a reasonable price. You should decide where in your garden you want to plant your Christmas tree before you make your purchase.
Buy the Christmas tree as close to Christmas as possible and keep it indoors until when you are ready to plant it. Ideally, the tree should not spend more than two weeks indoors. Keep the Christmas tree in your garage for a few days after you buy it to help it adjust to the indoor temperature. Remember to keep the roots moist and cool. I recommend this eco-friendly gardening tutorial.
Prepare a hole for your tree that is just deep enough to provide adequate space for the roots. Dig the hole for the Christmas tree before the ground becomes frozen and fill the hole with mulch. Save the excavated soil for later. If the soil in your yard is mostly clay, creating a raised bed to plant your Christmas tree in is a good idea and worth the initial extra work. Raised beds help plant roots to breathe.
Raised beds also allow for better drainage. If your soil is rocky, planting your Christmas tree in a raised bed is the best thing for your tree.
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Planting a Christmas tree in a raised bed gives long term rewards to you too, in terms of work. When you plant your Christmas tree in a raised bed, it’s easier to fill the raised bed with the kind of soil and nutrients you choose.
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