A real Christmas tree can make your home instantly feel and smell like the holiday season. If you love the look, feel and scent associated with real Christmas trees, you may be looking to purchase one. When you buy a tree, you want the tree to look as beautiful on Christmas morning as it did the day you brought it home from the tree lot. But unfortunately, if you fail to care for the tree properly, it may start to dry up and turn brown. Here are a few tips on how to care for your Christmas tree.
Avoid Trees With Browning Leaves or Foliage That Falls Off
As you look to purchase a Christmas tree, always take the time to inspect the tree, feel the tree and shake the tree. When you are inspecting the tree, be on the lookout for a large number of brown needles. As you feel the tree, be wary of a tree that feels dry. The needles should not feel dry or brittle. And lastly, as you shake the tree, look at how many needles fall off. The fewer the needles, the healthier the tree is.
Have the Bottom Freshly Cut
Once you have purchased a tree, either have it cut on the lot or cut it at home. You want to have 1/2 inch to one inch cut off the bottom of the tree. This fresh cut makes it easier for your tree to soak up water once it is placed in your home. Do not cut the bottom of the tree if you do not plan on placing it in water for a few days. The cut should be fresh.
Provide Your Tree With Lots of Water
Once the bottom is cut, place your tree in a tree stand with plenty of water. During the first few days, your tree will drink a lot of water. Make sure you refill the stand often. As the days and weeks go by, your tree will drink less water. However, it is still important to ensure the water is being refilled as the tree drinks it to ensure it does not dry out.
Keep Your Room Cool
Lastly, try to keep the room that the tree is being displayed in cool. If it is too hot, your tree can dry out faster. Shut the vents to keep heat out and avoid lighting a fire in the room to help extend the lifespan of your Christmas tree.
Are you ready to purchase your Christmas tree? Meyers Christmas Tree Lot has an amazing selection of freshly cut Christmas trees. Our Christmas tree lot is located next to Delaware County Bank & Trust on 7319 Sawmill Parkway Powell, OH 43065. Our hours are Monday thru Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. Visit our lot to find the perfect Christmas tree for your home.