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Choosing the Perfect Spot for Your New Fruit Tree

When planting fruit trees, there are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration, factors that could affect the very life of your tree. One very important factor is the placement of your tree in your yard or orchard. You donít want to plant your new fruit tree near a building, as it will need room to grow and spread out, near a power line, near a side walk, or close to anything that could in anyway interfere with itís growth. When you plant your tree, you wonít have much of a chance of moving it, not and keeping it alive, so it is important to take your time and make a good decision here. You also have to think about what type of fruit tree you have, and how big it could potentially be, so you know exactly how much room you will need to give it. Some trees need more space than others, so you will want to think about that when making your original purchase from the nursery. You can control the size somewhat with some careful pruning, which is also very beneficial for your tree.

You also have to make certain you plant your fruit tree in a spot that gets adequate sunlight, but not too much. Too much or too little sun exposure could very easily kill your fruit tree, so you need to be careful here.

Of course, you also want to think about your own convenience as well. You donít want to plant your new fruit tree in a location that you canĎt get to easily to care for your tree. You donít want to have to stand on your head to water, harvest, and prune your tree, so this is also something important to think about when choosing the planting spot. You donít want to put your new tree too near to your home or a fence, since you would have a hard time getting in to care for it. You also want to make certain that you have a water source nearby, either in the form of a sprinkler or hose; so that you can provide your tree with the water it needs in the event you donít get any rain for long periods of time.

It is also a good idea to think about the soil in your area as well. Not every type of fruit tree can grow in every type of soil, so keep that in mind. If your soil doesnít have the proper nutrients, the right amount of moisture, the right texture, and the right drainage, your tree may not survive. You can add nutrients to your soil and take care of the other issues, if you are aware of them before you plant your tree. It is a good idea to have your soil analyzed before planting, so you donít risk harming your fruit tree. This way you will know exactly what modifications need to be made to give your tree the best possible start.

As you can see, the location really does have a big role to play in purchasing and planting a fruit tree, so take the time to find just that perfect spot!



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