Tree landscaping and planting fruit trees

Choosing and planting fruit trees for your yard or fruit orchard is a lot of fun when you imagine how it will be once the trees are mature. Fruit trees take a lot of tender loving care if you want them to reach fruition. It’s also important to get the right species and gender so they can cross-pollinate.

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apple tree

The first months are critical when planting and caring for fruit trees. Your local tree nursery will help you find the right trees for your climate.

Some people like to brave the elements. My father has grown peach trees here in a zone 3 climate. He keeps the trees close to the house so they can stay warm. He usually has a good crop of peaches even though we’re not supposed to be able to grow peaches here.

I don’t have a green thumb like him, so I follow the advice of the local greenhouses.

Let’s go through the necessary measures for planting fruit trees that take root and prosper.


digging the tree


When digging the hole for the fruit tree, make sure the hole is at least twice as wide as the root ball. It doesn’t need to be twice as deep, but it should be around ten inches deeper than the root ball.


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When you dig out the soil, you may want to put it in a wheel barrow and mix it with tree soil mix and potting soil mix. Both of these have a small amount of fertilizer and they really help new fruit trees get a good start.

They need a lot of water, but the soil needs to have adequate drainage. If you have a lot of clay in your soil, you may want to put a layer of gravel under the tree.

I always encourage the use of a
drip irrigation system
instead of using a garden hose and sprinkler, but use whatever you have.

Let’s see what kind of fruit trees are the most popular for landscaping projects.


apple trre


Apple trees are some of the most popular for garden and orchard trees. This is because they have beautiful blossoms in the Spring and apples in the Fall.

They also thrive in cold climates better than hot climates.


cherry tree


The cherry tree is also very popular because of the blossoms each Spring, but also because of the many varieties that accommodate different climates.


orange tree


Orange trees are fun and beautiful. They require hot temperatures to thrive. It’s always a good idea to follow the climate zone guidelines when planting fruit trees for landscaping projects.


landscaping peach tree


Landscaping with peach trees in a yard or an orchard can be such a beautiful enhancement. Peach trees require a lot of care at first. In the adult years, they pretty much take care of themselves.


landscaping with fruit trees


Plum trees are for the most part, very hardy, so they are great to accommodate different climates and also produce a flowering spectacle every Spring.




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