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How to Plant Trees in a Lawn (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to properly choose and plant trees in your outdoor space with these step-by-step gardening tips.

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Mix the excavated soil with well-rotted manure.

Remove the tree from its container, and gently tease out the outer roots. Water the hole well, and then place the tree back into it. Gradually replace the soil, watering as you go.

Tease Out Tree Roots Once removed from Container

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Stake the tree.

Drive a wooden stake into the ground next to the tree. Keep the stake at an angle of 45 degrees. Position it on the side of the tree that faces the prevailing wind, ensuring that it doesn't damage the roots. Attach it using a tree tie.

Drive Support Stake in Ground Next to Tree

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Mulch around the tree's base.

Use well-rotted manure or a good quality garden compost; this helps to suppress weeds and to retain moisture. Keep the mulch away from the trunk to prevent it from rotting.

Add Compost Around Base of Newly Planted Tree

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Give the tree a good soaking.

Young trees will need watering almost every day for their first few months, especially during spring and summer, until they are fully established in the ground.

Young Trees Need Water Every day

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