Thursday, July 11, 2024

Beginner’s Guide for Planting Fruit Trees

People are now switching to sustainable lifestyles in which neither the environment nor their budget suffers from the increasing rate of food security issues. However, nowadays this practice is not limited to growing some easy-to-grow fruits and vegetables in a small kitchen garden area. People are looking for ways to grow tall fruit trees to relish some aromatic fruits that have a burst of flavors. If you are thinking about using the empty places in your garden for growing fruit trees, this blog post is for you as a complete beginner’s guide. Let’s get started to learn more.

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Tips for Planting Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

At handygardeners.com, professionals are thriving to help people grow a sustainable garden. Here are the tips by their gardening experts about efficiently planting fruit trees.

●     Consider Your Location for Choosing Trees

Which tree you will be growing in your garden is dependent on your location. All plants are adapted to a certain environmental and soil condition and only grow in the specified areas. Even if you put in extra effort and try to mimic their original habitat, you can fail badly. Thus, choose only those trees that can grow in your location.

Moreover, choosing the fruit trees for your garden also depends on the area and size of the full-grown tree. Some trees have a vast branching system to cover a vast land but block the air, light, and rainwater for the plants growing underneath while some have an extended root system that can damage your property. Hence, consider the location while choosing your fruit trees.

●     Test Your Garden’s Soil

Even in a proper location, some soils lack nutrients and appropriate pH which is essential for healthy plant growth. So, before planting your trees, test your soil and check if it is okay or if you need to replenish some more minerals or add something to adjust the pH.

You can send the soil to the laboratory or test using the available kits to find what needs to be adjusted. Add some fertilizers according to the lacking nutrients and adjust pH using limestone granules for increasing pH or sulfur for decreasing pH.

●     Plant the Fruit Trees

Planting is not bluntly digging up a hole, put your tiny plants in and wait for them to grow. Rather, you have to clean the soil from the designated area at least up to 3 feet. Make sure that the plant will get the appropriate light and nutrients at the place where you are planting it rather than competing with the other plants for these essential resources.

The next thing is to figure out the depth of the hole that you are going to dig for your plant. Well! It depends on the size of your plant. We suggest you adjust the hole in such a way that only the branch flare is left above the ground.

●     Take Care of the Plants

Younger plants are at the vulnerable stage and they need some support to let them grow in the appropriate shape and size. You can support the fruit plant with a strong wood stick or with the stakes supporting your tree from both sides which is a better option. Watch out for the pest or weed growing around your young plant that can damage it before reaching the mature form.

If there is any issue, timely tackle it so your plant can keep on growing. Moreover, proper watering is the key to a healthy plant. Mostly, fruit plants need one or two inches of water per week to grow. However, if the weather is hot or dry, you may need to water more frequently because dry soil means a dead plant. If you are facing any issues with the growth of your plants, seek professional assistance on the home garden website.

Final Words

Growing your fruit trees is a fun thing to do and has many environmental and health-friendly benefits. Planting fruit trees is a daunting task as it requires a lot of things to consider. If you want to start growing them too, take help from the above step-by-step guide and start enjoying some fresh and nutritious fruits from your home garden.

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