How much are you spending every year on a Christmas Tree? With prices expected to continue to increase, it will not be long before the festivities are a period of ho-ho-woe, with Christmas Trees being out priced and unaffordable.
Future proof the Christmas Tree’s presence at Christmas Day by growing your own. Dedication and commitment as well as the showing of love to the process will be required, starting when you buy the Nordman Fir seeds, which after a decade should blossom into your pride and joy.
To successfully produce a Christmas Tree, the positioning in which you plant the tree is all important. It is crucial that they are protected from strong winds, to avoid damaging the structure of the cells, whilst being in direct sunlight to allow for growth through photosynthesis. When seeding, which is most effective between February and May, it is also important to do so in soil which allows for proper draining, and therefore planting in clay soil is not suitable. The surrounding area of the tree will also need to be maintained, as the growth of grass and weeds can damage your Christmas Trees development, along with trivial items such as garden brushes.
If you are going to develop it into a tree suitable for the Christmas festivities, then from three years onwards you should annually sheer the branches into the shape of a Christmas Tree, creating the cone effect. Norman Firs develop naturally into beautifully shaped trees, and it is not a requirement to manufacture yours into a Christmas Tree, it could develop into your garden design.
However you plan to use your tree, it is important to make sure that your tree is able to withstand wildlife such as Mice which often feed from it. A common way of protecting a tree is wrapping it with a wire mesh. Maintenance of trees and your whole garden display can be provided by the Outdoor Creations team, who not only offer professional landscaping services but are also experts in the growth of plants and their habits. When it comes to removing your Christmas Tree, you have the option to uproot and pot it, or chop it down.
Many people’s favourite part of Christmas is the decorating of the tree, with all the colourful decorations adding vibrancy to any room. Decorating a Christmas Tree which you grew yourself would only make the occasion even more memorable, adding a special touch, in the same manner that the Tree-topping decoration does!