How To Keep A Christmas Tree Alive
Unless you purchase an artificial Christmas tree, it is a good idea to learn how to keep a Christmas tree alive. Like other everyday plants, Christmas trees need to be properly watered and taken care of. If they aren't cared for the right way, then they will eventually die. The last thing you want to have is a shriveled up Christmas tree in your living room. Here are a few steps that will help you to keep a Christmas tree alive.
To keep a Christmas tree alive, you will need:
- Purchase your tree as close to the holidays as possible. There is no point in purchasing a Christmas tree in October when the holiday season does not begin till the end of November. This will just make it harder to keep your tree alive for a longer period of time.
- Cut the stem of your tree regularly. Cutting about 1/4 of the stem will allow the tree to absorb water. Not cutting the stem as it grows clogs up the tree's vascular system making it hard for it to absorb water and harder for it to stay alive.
- Make sure to water your tree consistently. The needles on your Christmas tree will begin to fall off if the tree does not have enough water. If there are a large amount of needles that keep falling off of your tree then this tells you that you should water your tree.
- Make sure that you maintain the water level. You have to water the tree every three to four days and maintain this cycle.
Following these steps will easily keep your Christmas tree alive.