Sunday, October 10, 2010

Caring for Your Own Apple Tree

Growing an apple tree requires a little care but provides bushels of rewards

Apple trees are a favorite addition to the home landscape or backyard orchard because of their beautiful spring blooms, late summer to early fall fruit and ease of care. Taking care of an apple tree is simpler than you think. I know because I have 3 of them. Just give them the proper location, enough water and sunshine, yearly fertilization, a little pruning and check on them periodically to make sure they don’t become sick or insect-infested. Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll be eating an apple a day in no time.

Tips on Planting Apple Trees

The key to healthy apple trees is good exposure to sunshine and good air circulation. They prefer soil that is well-drained. Prior to planting, give the roots a good soak for 30 to 60 minutes. When you dig the hole, make it as deep and as wide as the root ball. Set  Read More

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