Aesthetically pleasing, hardy, and undemanding, cedars provide the privacy and neighbour-friendly borders you need to enjoy your property. If you want to add this gorgeous foliage to your landscape, cedars are the easy-to-care-for options you have been looking for.
At Fraser Valley Cedars, we know how much you love your landscape—and your cedars. That is why we put together this handy guide on how to tend to your cedar trees. Read on to learn what steps you should take to keep your foliage fantastic all year long.
1. Cedar Trees: Maintenance
Can’t find the time for gardening upkeep? Well, you are in luck. A cedar tree is pretty much the “plant it and forget about it” answer for those of you who want to be lax on landscaping duties. If you have planted your trees in rich soil and in full sun, cedars will live a long time. Here are some maintenance tips for lush and lovely cedars.
2. Cedar Trees: Watering
Cedars can go a long time without water. But if you haven’t gotten any rain in a week, give your trees a good watering. Water your cedars until it properly penetrates the soil. Also, hold back on the watering duties until the evening hours so you don’t scorch the foliage.
3. Cedar Trees: Fertilizing
Since you have already planted your trees with phosphorous-rich fertilizer, your cedars are good to grow for the first year. After that, add fertilizer three times a year, topping up the soil with nourishment at the beginning of May, June, and July.
4. Cedar Trees: Pruning
Pruning is important to ensure healthy growth and to control the shape of your cedars. After the first year, you can begin pruning your cedars. The best times for pruning are from early sprin to late summer. Avoid trimming your hedges in the fall, as your trees are preparing for the cold months ahead.
5. Protecting cedars trees in the winter
Cedars trees are made to withstand the winter weather. But there are a few things you can do to help them thrive during the cold season. Place a cover over your shrubs to protect them from de-icing salt. If you live in an area with wildlife, install chicken wire around your young trees to stave off rabbits and deer.
Looking to make the most of cedar maintenance? Following the above tips will help your foliage flourish all year long, allowing you to enjoy trees for generations to come.
Caring for your cedars is easy! With a little time and some TLC, you can have that gorgeous backyard you have always dreamed about.