Fruit Trees in the Backyard

by Amy Gordon
(last updated August 7, 2015)

Fruit is a wonderful, natural treat. It is both tasty and good for your body. The best fruit for you is all-natural, and it is becoming more and more difficult to find pure fruit. If you really want pure, fresh fruit, the best way to do it is to grow your own fruit trees.

It is difficult in these days to grow fruit trees because of the limited space most people have in their yards, but it is not impossible. Just follow these few steps and you can start growing fruit inside your own yard that you can enjoy all season long.

The first thing that you need to keep in mind while planting any tree is that roots will grow out from your tree. These roots can damage the foundation of your house, your sewer system, or the cement in your patio. Make sure to give your tree as much room as possible to grow.

Most fruit trees can handle a wide range of pH levels in the soil, but cannot handle too much water and too much cold. Be sure to plant your trees in well-drained areas where they are not in cold pockets. Also be sure that the tree will receive plenty of sun. If the sun is blocked by buildings or other trees, your fruit tree will not grow well.

Once you have found the right place to plant your tree, you should dig a hole about a foot deep to plant the sapling. The tree should grow mostly on its own, but many types of fruit trees need to be pruned and trained. This will take several years to do. Look up a pruning guide for your particular fruit tree.

One other very important thing to keep in mind is that the flowers from your tree need to be pollinated. Apple trees and some other fruit trees need to be cross-pollinated with other varieties of apple trees. Be sure to look up your fruit tree to see how it is pollinated and make room to plant those trees as well. With these tips, you should have great, award-winning fruit in just a short period of time.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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