In general, trees don’t need much caring. They can fend for themselves after they have been well-established. But that doesn’t mean you no longer have to care for them every once in a while.  Fruit trees won’t only look amazing in your landscape, but they can also help you earn money should you decide to sell the fruits. If not, then you will have ample supply for your family and your neighbors. And there is nothing like picking and eating fresh fruit. 

Here are some tips to properly care for your fruit trees and help them grow and bear fruits. 

 

  1. Watering 

Old trees don’t need much watering, unlike newly planted ones. In fact, you don’t even have to water them a few times a week. That’s because their roots have grown deep down the ground and will find water themselves. Newly planted ones need more water than old trees. They are still developing their root system and so they will need assistance in supplying water to their roots. The drip water system will do the roots good while mulching will help keep moisture the most. Occasional deep soaking will also make juicier fruits 

 

2.Pruning 

What can pruning truly do for plants and trees? Proper pruning or trimming will allow leaves a better attainability to sunlight. It prevents over-branching and will prevent messy growth. Trimming will also help the branches grow stronger and healthier. Every tree is different. Branch thickness can vary from one tree to another. This means that every tree has a different pruning need from the next one. Do your research or ask for professional help if you want to know more and be informed regarding this. 

 

3.Fertilizing 

Fertilizing trees is just as important as pruning. It provides the roots with nutrients that the tree will need in order to grow properly and bear fruits. Fertilizing a tree means you are feeding it with essential minerals for it to have strong roots, trunk, and branches, provide a good sunshade and bear juicy and delicious fruits. A good quality organic fertilizer will work best. But always watch how your trees grow. If they grow fast and strong, then you don’t have to fertilize them often. If they grow too slowly than they’re supposed to, then you can fertilize them more often. Overfertilizing can rot the roots while under fertilizing will not encourage proper growth. You will want to check your soil too. Some soils can be deficient in nutrients that can hamper growth no matter how you fertilize. Have a professional check your soil if needed.  

 

4.Looking out for pests 

Because fruit trees bear, well, fruits, these can be attractive for pests and insects. Even branches and leaves can be infected. If you notice an infestation, have the branches pruned, or apply an organic oil spray. This will help control the pests and prevent them from afflicting other plants in your landscape. 

 

Care should be extended even after a tree has been planted. Flagstaff trimming service offers tree trimming should you need an expert. Give your professionals a call if you need any assistance.