When you have chosen which type of fruit tree you’d like, and where you would like it, you can at last start to plant it. When you purchase your tree from a nursery, be particularly careful when you’re taking it from the nursery back to your house. You don’t want to clip a sign on the way home and snap the tree in half.
When you have your tree safely back to your yard, check the bottom of it and check how big the bundle of roots is. It might seem like loads work now, but you want to dig a hole that’s twice as huge as the clump, and only a little less deep. Creating the hole somewhat bigger than the clump of roots allows room for the soil that you dug out to be put back in. Otherwise you will be stuck with a jumbo heap of unwanted dirt, and nowhere to put it. After digging the hole, line the hole using some compost or fertilizer in order for the tree to grow better. Then, you should set your fruit tree into the hole, and disperse the roots out equally so that the tree would be strong and stable.
When everything is done, get the soil that you dug up and fill in the hole totally. Be sure you use all of the dirt even if it is a few inches higher than the rest of your yard. This will compress when watered. Prior to firming up the soil, make certain that the tree is totally vertical and would not fall over. After checking that the tree is absolutely vertical you can softly firm up the soil.
When the tree’s trunk is not yet totally sturdy and can be bent, you have to tie the tree to a stake using a bit of rope. Make sure not to tie the rope tightly to the tree, since you need to allow for room for the trunk to grow. When the tree is sturdy enough to hold out in all types of weather, you can get the stakes off of it. When all of this is done you must mulch round the base of the tree. If you reside in an area where wildlife can get at your yard, then you must put a fence around your tree, since some animals can eat the bark off of young trees.
Once you have planted with success, your fruit tree it will begin to bear fruit when it is three to five years old. Once your tree begins to bring a lot of fruit you should periodically pick a few of the fruit so that the branches aren’t weighed on too much. If the fruit becomes too thick, the branches can break away. On some years your tree may not bear as much fruit as others, but this shouldn’t worry you. Healthy trees frequently take years on “vacation” where they bring forth little or no fruit.
After you have planted your tree you may begin to have some problems having pests. To help keep these pests aside, constantly rake away old leaves, brush, or any other decomposing matter that could be containing bugs that might be harmful to your tree.
To be sure that your tree always remain healthy in the long run, you ought to prune it on winter or spring. Water your tree every two weeks on dry times, and be sure not to bang your tree with a lawn mower or a weed eater since it could badly damage the growth process. Also just make certain that your tree gets a lot of water and plenty of sun, and your growing experience would be just excellent.