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About Flowering Trees

July 10, 2020
About Flowering Trees

If you are planning to plant a flowering tree, you might want to consider Crape Myrtles, Royal Empress Paulownias, Dogwoods or Tulip Poplars. But remember that all living things, including flowering trees, need year-round care. Soil quality, ample water supply and optimal temperature conditions play critical roles in the health of your flowering trees.

One thing to consider when planting a trees is to plant it in a prepared bed. This helps prevent injury to the trunk caused by lawn mowers or weed eaters. You will also have less weeding to do if you apply a couple of inches of mulch to the bed. This mulch will also help to retain moisture for your trees.

How To Plant A Flowering Tree

You need to carefully consider the planting depth before digging a hole for your new tree. The hole needs twice the width of the root ball but it should be no no deeper than the root ball. Make sure the hole is large enough for the roots to expand. Place the tree in the hole and water the root ball before you begin to backfill with top soil. Refill the hole making sure the root ball is level or just below the surface. After you plant the trees, use a root-promoting fertilizer to help root expansion. Sprinkle some on the topsoil and water lightly. Add two to three inches of mulch around the trees and water regularly, approximately 1-inch of water per week. Stake the trees for at least one growing season to insure stability.

Why Choose McMakin Farms

Expert Knowledge

John McMakin is a Clemson University graduate with nearly two decades of experience cultivating & caring for trees of all varieties.

Specializes In Wholesale

We provide trees only to wholesale clients like architects, landscapers, contractor and builders. This focus gives you the dedicated attention you deserve.

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As a family-owned tree farm and nursery, McMakin Farms has a personal interest in their client’s success.

Over 150 Acres In Production

Our staff manages over 150 acres of trees in a wide variety of types and sizes. Our range of choices ensures a great selection.

Convenient Upstate Location

Located in Lyman, SC, we’re easily accessible from the upstate, NC and I-85. No big city traffic to negotiate here.

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