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How to plant and care for a Magnolia Tree

Magnolia trees are the combined beauty of fragrant white flowers, large petals, and radiant green leaves. They are commonly found all over the south. They are easy to grow and make great lawn trees. Unlike many other trees, they rarely have severe disease or pest problems.

If you’re interested in planting a Magnolia tree, a good tree service can guide you along the way. Carefully picking the right place to plant your tree is important because trees are not the easiest to move once they are fully grown. You’ll need some items before planting a magnolia tree. Some of these include-

  • Shovel
  • Mulch
  • Edging stone
  • Hammer
  • Animal protection tubes
  • & a few other items.

The tree will need plenty of sun and can be planted in areas that are prone to wet/dry variations in soil moisture. They typically grow between 20-30 feet tall and should be planted where they can grow. The tree will shed old leaves during spring and seed pods by late summer.

Make sure you select the right tree for your area/climate. This will give the tree a better chance of survival based on your climate. It’s recommended that you plant your tree on the north side of your house. Northern exposure typically gets less spring-time sun and will keep the tree from blossoming. Pick mulch that is about 3 inches thick because this will help lock-in moisture.

The first few weeks, you will need to water the tree at least a few times a week. The tree will require some trimming because it produces multiple large branches. You will need to fertilize the tree twice a year and do require time before they start to grow. Overall, these trees don’t require much care and it’s easy to see why magnolia trees are a great addition to any lawn!

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