Nothing is as satisfying as picking delicious, fresh fruits from a fruit tree in your very own backyard.
With proper care, trees such as citrus, pear, apple, peach and others are capable of producing fruit for many seasons. However, for maximum yield season after season, proper planting and routine care are essential. Here are five tips to help with your high-yielding fruit tree.
Picking your fruit tree
Fruit trees are awfully diverse, and choosing the type of fruit tree for your backyard requires some forethought. It's important to select a tree that is suits your backyard's climate, soil, space and sunlight reach.
Also, don't forget to consider maintenance, as some fruit trees call for more attention. Fruit trees such as pawpaw trees, figs or mulberriese require fewer chemical sprays or pruning to fend off diseases and pests.
It's also important to decide if you want self-pollinating versus cross-pollinating fruit tree varieties.
Timing is everything
Timing is everything when planting fruit trees at home. Before planting, consult a local tree service to find out the best time for planting to guarantee healthy fruit trees.
Provide proper care
From the very moment you take your trees home with you and plant them in your garden, critical care is essential to guarantee success. Establishing proper care in the first few years upon planting your fruit trees determines the strength, yield and lifespan of your trees.
Make sure your fruit trees are also watered correctly and well protected from pests for the best possible start.
Proper tree pruning is essential for a happy, productive fruit tree. Other than improving the overall appearance and the structure of your trees, eliminating branches that are dead or dying, allows the growth of strong, healthy branches.
Pruning also gives your trees better access to sunlight which helps them produce bigger, juicer fruit. For best results, it's important to maintain a regular tree pruning program.
Don't forget to mulch and fertilise
Starting from the time of planting, fertilisation and proper mulching will keep your fruit tree strong and productive. Mulching protects your trees from heat and cold temperatures and also helps prevent root competition with weeds. High-quality fertiliser during the growing season will encourage strong roots, a lush canopy and a plentiful harvest from season to season.
Always stay one step ahead by contacting a local tree service to help your care for your fruit trees to make sure that the trees stay healthy and rewarding for many decades.