Video:How to Care for Weeping Treeswith Keith Mickler
Weeping trees are a graceful addition to any garden or landscape. Get some important tips for planting and caring for weeping trees in this how-to video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Care for Weeping Trees
Hi, I'm Keith Mickler with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Floyd County and we're here today to talk about the caring of weeping trees.
Planting and Caring for Weeping Trees
There are a lot of different weeping trees, but one thing about them is they are cared for the same way you'd care for any other tree.
One of the most important things in caring for your tree is making sure you plant your tree right and planting it in the right spot. So choose the correct spot, be it sun, be it shade. Don't plant your tree too deep, don't plant it too shallow. Plant it about the same height it was in the container.
Once you get your tree planted, pay attention to watering. Do not let your tree dry out, but, also do not over water your tree for you can cause death due to over watering.
Once you have your tree planted, make sure not to forget to put the mulch down. Do not put the mulch on the trunk. Leave at least an inch off the trunk with your mulch. Mulch helps conserve soil moisture and control soil temperature.
Pruning Weeping Trees
And one thing also about pruning trees. Most trees don't need pruned, but, if you do choose to prune your weeping tree, you could give it a haircut where it may not touch all the way to the ground. And you want to prune right before spring growth begins, or usually right towards the end of summer around August so you don't encourage a lot of new growth as we get ready to go into the winter months.
If you care for your weeping trees properly over the years, they will become more and more beautiful as time goes. As they weep down and caress the landscape, they may even too make you weep one day from the beauty they radiate.
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