Trees give us so much, it only seems fitting to show them our appreciation once in a while. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to shower your trees with the attention they deserve. If you’re wondering what you can do to make you trees feel special, here are some ideas:
Keep them hydrated
Watering a newly planted tree is common sense; but even older, established trees need water. Watering your trees the right way involves getting the water to the part of the tree that needs it the most—the roots. Gently soaking the soil around the base of the tree makes it easier for the roots to soak up the water. You could also add a layer of mulch to stop the water from evaporating before the roots have had a chance to absorb it.
Add some wild-life friendly decoration
Trees already provide a natural home for birds and other important insects. You can make your trees beautiful and bird-friendly by hanging up bird-feeders or even a bird-house.
You could even string up some battery-powered fairly lights to add a little sparkle to your trees. Or, try some colourful paper lanterns to add some drama to your garden.
Give your tree a hug
While there’s not much evidence that suggests your tree will enjoy it, research suggests that hugging trees is good for humans. It certainly couldn’t hurt and simply spending time in your garden, with your trees, is a great way to de-stress and reconnect with nature.
Call in the professionals for a proper pruning
Proper tree care is essential to maintaining the health and beauty of your trees. Regular pruning, by a professional will help you trees maintain their structure and encourage growth. A certified arborist will also be able to identify any potential problems with pests and disease and advise you accordingly.
Plant a tree as tribute to someone special
Planting a tree is a great way to honour someone you care about. It’s a living symbol of your love and a unique gift that really keeps on giving.
Spend some time with your trees
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your trees by having a romantic picnic in your own garden. All you need is a blanket, a picnic basket and someone to share it with. Relax and enjoy the shelter and shade provided by your very own tree.
If you take proper care of your trees all year round, you’ll have something to celebrate every Valentine’s Day. So try something different this year and make the trees in your garden part of this annual celebration of love.