Landscape Maintenance Advice to Help You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree
Landscape maintenance is a topic that extends beyond your yard. Something you might not realize can fall under the umbrella of advice on this topic is picking a Christmas tree. Landworks wants to help you prepare for the coming winter in Johnson County by offering tips on how to find the perfect tree for your home this holiday season. For more general landscape maintenance advice and services, make sure to look elsewhere on our website.
Where to look:
Finding the perfect Christmas tree starts by knowing where to look. Luckily, in addition to great landscape maintenance tips, this blog can also point out that there are several great local Christmas tree farms in the Johnson County area. For a list of nearby farms and more information on them, click here.
What to look for:
The best way to tell if your real Christmas tree is fresh is to look for a healthy, shiny appearance. The needles should be flexible and not fall off the branches easily. You can check this by dropping the tree lightly on its stump. While evergreens lose needles all year, if it drops more than a few, it’s not a fresh tree.
Just like with outside landscape maintenance, it’s important to take care of any plant you keep indoors. To take care of your Christmas tree, make sure to keep it watered but don’t overdo it. A few days before Christmas, move the tree to a spot with filtered light, but well away from drafts and heater events; a cool location is best. Make sure you check the size of this area before bringing the tree into it to make sure it will fit. A healthy, fresh-cut tree will last for four to five weeks if properly cared for.
At the end of the season, you’ll want to dispose of your Christmas tree properly. To do this, we recommend Johnson County’s tree recycling services. Recycling is offered by the county from Dec. 26 to Jan. 31.
Landworks specialized in quality landscape maintenance services for both commercial and residential properties. If you want to improve the first impression you leave on your guests, clients, friends, or neighbors in Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village, give us a call at (913) 422-9300 or click here to contact us online. Let us help you keep your lawn looking great all year round.