Planting one or more trees in a lawn is a very good way to break up a large expanse of turf, and also provide some shade and shelter for birds and animals. And, of course, autumn is the best time to plant trees.
You need to take the following steps to plant tree in your lawn. Prepare the ground is the first step. Using an edging tool or sharp spade, cut a square of lawn turf where you want the tree, lever it up and lay it to one side. The hole needs to be big enough to fit your tree’s root ball in, with space all round. To avoid making your lawn very messy, dig the soil out onto a plastic sheet.
Place the tree in the hole, and then fill in the soil. At this stage, it’s good to have a helper to hold the tree straight for you. They can then step back and tell you if it’s not straight. The turf that you set aside can now be cut into sections, and fitted back around the base of the tree. Place the turf upside down all around the tree, to suppress the grass, and give the tree a chance to establish.
Water regularly during any dry periods, making sure the soil is wet right down to the roots. You can also help your tree to grow by planting perennial sweet peas around the base, as they provide nitrogen to the tree. Provide a support for the peas of chicken wire loosely around the tree to a height.
If you are in the New Smyrna Beach area, one of the best tree service companies to call is New Smyrna Tree Service. We offer a full range of tree-related services like tree planting, tree pruning, tree fertilization and stump removal to name a few. Our team consists of licensed and insured arborists so you are assured your tree is in good hands. If you are in the area and have any questions and concerns or just want a free quotation on tree care service you need done, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 386-267-8027!
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