Caring for Younger Trees
In the first 6 years of a trees life it requires a specific level of care. By providing the right amounts of care to your younger trees you can ensure they have long and prosperous lives. This requires pruning, watering, occasionally lying of mulch, and other guidelines.
Younger trees need to be deep watered. By deep watering your younger trees you can help them to fight off disease early in life and gain stronger immunities later in life. Deep watering also allows the roots to grow stronger, which in turn creates a much more durable foundation.
Every week the moisture levels of the soil around your tree need to be checked. You can start by looking about half a foot below the tree. As a guideline the soil should always be moist but it should never be soaking wet. Making sure that you pay close attention the leaves on the tree is important during youth as well. If leaves are wilting, or turning yellow this is a sign of decay and possibly disease.
You can use mulch around the foundation of the tree to help it get the most out of moisture. Mulch will help to reduce the evaporation of water below where the nutrients are stored. It is imperative that you pay close attention to your younger trees the first 6 years.