When growing a fruit tree, picking out the correctly place to plant it is very important. One thing that you have to consider is its proximity to a building, electric line, side walk, or any other thing that might disrupt its growing. Once you have planted a fruit tree, the chances of unearthing it and changing its spot without killing it are very slim.
Therefore you must always be sure you know which size fruit tree you have (dwarf, semi dwarf, or standard) and how heavy it will end up being once it is an adult. Dwarf trees require an area with an eight-foot diameter to grow. Semi-dwarf fruit trees can grow up to fifteen feet wide. Standard fruit trees can grow as wide as thirty feet. To keep the size of your fruit tree(s) at whatever level is best for you, be sure to prune them at least once a year.
Another thing that you have to consider when planting a fruit tree it whether or not it is getting all of the sunlight it needs to survive. You also have to be sure it doesn't get too much sunlight. When your tree doesn't get just the right amount of sun, it will die. Be sure that you do not plant it where the sunlight will be blocked through something. Also be sure that it isn't being perpetually hit be the sun at every moment of the day. Either of these can be fatal to the tree.
An crucial thing to keep in mind whenever selecting a spot for your tree is whether your spot will be convenient for watering, harvesting, and pruning. A place that would not be good to plant a fruit tree is close to your house or your fence. Any of these things could get in the way of you harvesting and pruning.
If your tree grows over your fence the fruit could drop into your neighbour's yard, which might seem like a nice thing but would likely offend some individuals. You should also be sure to plant your tree where it will be easy to water; if you already have a sprinkler system in your yard you could put your tree where the sprinkler could reach it. If you do not have a sprinkler system installed, you should put the tree within reach of your hose.
One of the most significant things of all to keep in mind when planting a fruit tree is whether or not your soil in your yard is suitable for your tree. You have to make sure that is has enough nutrients, it has enough moisture, there is proper water drainage so your tree doesn't drown, and it is the correctly texture.
If your soil doesn't have these traits then your tree will not grow very well or produce adept fruit. You can always alter your soil to be more suitable for your tree. One way that you can obtain out what kind of soil you have is by taking a sample of it and taking it to a lab. It may be expensive, but they can test it for what nutrients it has the most of. You'll have the results backward in a couple of days. If your soil is low in nutrients, you can go to your local nursery, or any other depot with gardening supplies, and get fertilizer according to what your soil is most lacking in.
After you have checked on all of these things, you are finally ready to go choose what kind of fruit tree you want and get ready to plant it. if you are choosing your tree keep in mind the spot you picked, and purchase the tree that would do best in that spot. The worst thing that can possibly happen is devoting time and money to growing a tree, only to end up having to remove it since of poor designing.
Uchenna Ani-Okoye is an internet marketing advisor