How to Transplant Trees

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

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9. Pour several gallons of water aroundrepparttar tree after you have planted it. Transplanted trees need more water than other trees to help them get overrepparttar 138407 shock of being moved.

10. Water your transplanted trees regularly duringrepparttar 138408 summer and early fall. For larger trees, give five gallons of water. For smaller trees, give one to two gallons of water. Water your trees every other day if it is dry where you live or if you have drought conditions. If it is raining regularly (1 to 2 inches per week or more), water two or three times a week. Continue watering throughoutrepparttar 138409 first year andrepparttar 138410 second year. Afterrepparttar 138411 trees have become established, you will not have to water them as much, and eventually, you won't have to water them at all.

Observations about transplanting trees:

1. If you transplant a deciduous tree afterrepparttar 138412 tree has leaves (oak, maple, or other trees with leaves), andrepparttar 138413 tree loses its leaves, do not give up hope. We have transplanted small maple trees with leaves that immediately lost their leaves. A couple of weeks later,repparttar 138414 trees sprouted new leaves and went on growing as if nothing had happened.

2. Trees that are watered regularly grow faster than trees that do not receive as much water. A few years ago after we had transplanted a couple of maple trees, I missed one (couldn't see it inrepparttar 138415 tall grass around it). I wateredrepparttar 138416 other trees I could see, butrepparttar 138417 one I couldn't see got left out. Inrepparttar 138418 fall, I discoveredrepparttar 138419 tree I had missed, and I noticed that overrepparttar 138420 summer,repparttar 138421 other trees had grown much more thanrepparttar 138422 one which did not receive water.

3. If you transplant a pine tree andrepparttar 138423 needles turn brown, that's it forrepparttar 138424 pine tree. None ofrepparttar 138425 pine trees we have transplanted that turned brown have ever come back.

4. Be careful about digging up trees to transplant that are not on your property. Inrepparttar 138426 state of Wisconsin, for example, it is illegal to dig up anything that is in a state park or is growing inrepparttar 138427 ditch along a road that runs through a state park. And of course, ifrepparttar 138428 trees are on someone else's property, make sure that you receive permission fromrepparttar 138429 landowner.


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Spring Garden Tips

Written by Josh Gray

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For allrepparttar beautiful colors of spring, consider planting both annual and perennial flowers. Although your perennials will still be around from last year, you may want to add a few of your favorites to replace flowers lower on your list. Annuals are an important part to every garden. They bring some ofrepparttar 138352 richest, most vibrant colors to your garden. Plant your annuals from starters if you want an early spring bloom. Make sure that you plant annuals in areas of your yard that get at least five hours of direct sunlight per day. Don’t be cheap onrepparttar 138353 plant food and watering, and you will ensure your flowers getrepparttar 138354 right ingredients for full, healthy blossoms.

Oncerepparttar 138355 initial preparing and planting are finished, you can sit back and relax, letting your sprinklers dorepparttar 138356 rest ofrepparttar 138357 work. If you work hard early on, your hardest task in summer will be choosing which flowers to make cuttings of and create bouquets forrepparttar 138358 kitchen and dining room. Enjoyrepparttar 138359 fruits of your labor… until next spring.

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