About Flowering Trees
If you are planning to plant a flowering tree, you might want to consider Crape Myrtles, Royal Empress Paulownias, Dogwoods or Tulip Poplars. But remember that all living things, including flowering trees, need year-round care. Soil quality, ample water supply and optimal temperature conditions play critical roles in the health of your flowering trees.
One thing to consider when planting a trees is to plant it in a prepared bed. This helps prevent injury to the trunk caused by lawn mowers or weed eaters. You will laos have less weeding to do if you apply a couple of inches of mulch to the bed. This mulch will also help to retain moisture for your trees.
How To Plant A Flowering Tree
You need to carefully consider the planting depth before digging a hole for your new tree. The hole needs twice the width of the root ball but it should be no no deeper than the root ball. Make sure the hole is large enough for the roots to expand. Place the tree in the hole and water the root ball before you begin to backfill with top soil. Refill the hole making sure the root ball is level or just below the surface. After you plant the trees, use a root-promoting fertilizer to help root expansion. Sprinkle some on the topsoil and water lightly. Add two to three inches of mulch around the trees and water regularly, approximately 1-inch of water per week. Stake the trees for at least one growing season to insure stability.