Here in New Hampshire, when the spring breezes hit and warm sunshine calls you outside, many people’s thoughts turn to the garden. Have you been waiting to plant trees on your New Hampshire property? This fresh time of year presents an ideal opportunity to plant, provided the soil conditions cooperate.
Apple, cherry, pear and peach trees display a gorgeous show in spring, and provide delicious fruit later on. It’s best to plant fruit trees in groups in order to ensure cross pollination. But you’ll need to wait until the ground dries up a little in the springtime.
Fruit trees need to be planted in the spring in order to ensure established roots. But if your soil is too wet, planting can result in root rot and fungus. Plant your new tree in direct sunlight and wait until the soil is moist, but not waterlogged.
You won’t likely see a decent crop this season, since most potted trees bear little fruit during their first year in the ground. Watch for a stunning display next spring, and make plans for fresh, homegrown fruit next summer.
Deciduous and Coniferous Trees
Spring and fall are ideal times to plant new deciduous and/or coniferous trees. You’ll need to gauge the moisture content of the soil as well, and consider the condition of your yard before hiring a tree planting service. Heavy equipment can damage soggy yards, and in extreme cases it may be better to wait a few weeks for the ground to dry out.
Protection From Deer and Other Pests
Deer can wreak havoc on saplings and new trees during the early months of spring. Young trees are a juicy treat for local deer and low growing shrubs can become a feast for rabbits and other pests that emerge in the springtime. Consider installing temporary fences around your new trees, in order to discourage the deer, and use screens and low barriers to keep the rabbits away.
Spring presents a perfect opportunity to plant trees on your New Hampshire property. Contact your local tree service company and get planning and planting today.