Tip of the Week: Keeping Christmas Trees Fresh

Posted on December 05 2016

Tip of the Week: Keeping Christmas Trees Fresh
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there and welcome to our latest edition of “Tip of the Week,” where we provide all of you some tips and tricks to keep your indoor flowers and outdoor gardens looking spectacular all the year through! This week, we're giving you tips on how to keep your Christmas tree fresh all season long! Christmas trees are a longstanding holiday tradition, and one that brings the joy and goodwill of the season right into your home.  However, caring for these trees may seem a little confusing at times, so let us offer you some simple tips to keep them fresh. First, when choosing a tree to bring home for the next month, the best way to ensure that it will stay fresh for the entire season is to cut it down yourself, or have it cut down at a local tree farm.  This way, you know the tree is fresh, and is used to the current environmental conditions that are bound to make it last. Next, before placing it in the base, be sure to cut off an inch to an inch and a half off the bottom.  Doing this will allow water to flow into the tree easily, before the tree produces a natural defensive sap.  Pour at least 2 liters of water into the base, and be sure to water regularly as the tree will be very thirsty.  Water regularly and liberally. Finally, be sure to keep your tree away from heaters and vents, as it will keep the needles fresher long and help reduce the risk of fire. By doing all of the above, we promise that you will have a fresh tree all season long! For more gardening tips and tricks, be sure to check back every Monday for our latest Tip of the Week!

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