Large trees are not only beneficial to the environment, but they are also beautiful and increase your property value. 

If you live in a newer home or a newer neighborhood, you may feel that your yard feels empty since your trees are so small. 

Here are a few ways to make young trees grow faster.

 

How to Make Trees Grow Taller Fasterphoto courtesy of Rachel_thecat flickr.com/photos/23209605@N00/3179558226/The Correct Tree
When planting a tree in your yard, make sure to get the correct tree for that specific spot. 

Different trees need different amounts of light, water, acidity of soil, and temperatures. 

Study your climate and the climate preference of certain trees to determine the best tree for your home. 

Trees that have a mature height of 50 feet will grow much faster than trees that have a mature height of 15 feet. 

Often trees that grow very fast are much weaker, tend to fall over (don't plant close to your home), and do not live as long as slower growing trees.

 

Plant Right
When planting a new tree, dig a hole twice the depth and width of the root ball of the tree. 

Fill in the hole with a mixture of 50% soil that came out of the hole and 50% good potting soil. 

The potting soil contains nutrients that will help the tree grow. 

Make sure to water the tree every day for a week, then every other day the next week, then as needed depending on the weather conditions.

 

Water the Roots
Dumping large amounts of water near a tree is not very beneficial since most of the water will wash away. 

You can either use a drip irrigation system or tree watering bag that waters very slowly over a long period of time or water the roots directly. 

To water the roots directly, you can use a root irrigation stake that goes into the ground or dig around your tree (away from the roots) to install a vertical PVC pipe about 2 or 3 feet down and water inside the PVC pipe to get the water directly to the roots.

 

Fertilizer
Another way of helping a tree to grow taller is to use fertilizer. 

There are fertilizers made specifically for trees, but you can use most any store bought or organic fertilizer.

 

Keep it Watered
Water your trees on a regular basis, especially during dry spells. 

Keep the soil moist by adding mulch around your tree, but do not stack it up against the tree since it is bad for the tree.

 

Keep Away
Keep other plants and grass away from your new tree. 

Other plants and grasses absorb the water meant for your tree and rob it of nutrients.

 

Safety
Protect your trees from the lawn mower and weed eater.  An injured tree uses much of its energy healing instead of growing.

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