Christmas Tree Care
worth looking after your Christmas tree during its brief
visit to your home. We’ve got some simple advice
for keeping it looking good
As the Christmas
countdown continues, living rooms across the country
are being brightened up by the addition of spiky green
spruces, their branches decked with all manner of decorations.
That moment when the last bauble’s been hung and
the fairy lights are switched on is when Christmas really
enters the home.
Despite being only
a temporary visitor to your home, it’s well worth
looking after your tree to ensure that it doesn’t
drop its needles before the festivities are over. The
main thing to remember is that, like cut flowers, it
will need plenty of water to prevent it from drying
out. Try to leave the tree outdoors for as long as possible:
after all, that’s the climate it’s used
to. Before you bring it inside, cut about 2 cm off the
stump. Then place it either in a stand that is fitted
with a water container, or in a pot that is wedged with
newspaper or filled with stones. Whatever you do, don’t
stand your Christmas tree in soil: it’ll go mouldy.
Think carefully about
where you’re going to position your tree. Whilst
it’s important that it looks good, it should also
be kept well away from sources of heat, like radiators
or open fires. Once it’s in place, make sure you
water the base daily.
reprinted with permission from Greenfingers.com