Garden AdviceWhen to Buy a Real Christmas Tree
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Every year when the holiday season inches closer, our audience asks frequent and inevitable questions: “How long do Christmas trees last?”, “How to look after a Christmas tree?”,”How to keep the Christmas tree alive?”, “Which is the best type of Christmas tree?” and so on. In this article, we’ll cover all of these questions about Christmas trees, so let’s get started.
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A real Christmas tree usually lasts around six weeks depending on how well you care for it.
The best thing you can do for your tree is to buy the right tree stand for it. This way you won’t need to whittle the tree trunk to the appropriate size. The outer layers of wood absorb water best, so you shouldn’t damage them. If the tree trunk is too big for the stand you currently have, simply buy a larger stand. Make sure to water it regularly, but avoid any fertilising. And, of course, keep the tree away from heat sources so it doesn’t dry too quickly.
If you have a potted Christmas tree, It’s recommended to keep it indoors between a week and ten days, but not longer. Keep it any longer and the tree will begin to suffer and will probably not thrive once put back outside in the cold.
When it’s time for the potted Christmas tree to leave the house, it should be first moved to an unheated but sheltered location where it needs to sit for a few days. Potted and pot-grown Christmas trees can be planted back into the soil, however only if the ground isn’t frozen and is well mulched.
There are two answers to this question. One concerns a cut Christmas tree, the other – a Christmas tree in a pot.
To keep your Christmas tree alive and fresh-looking, you should consider some additional care:
For more information check our other article on how to make a Christmas tree last longer.
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When looking for a Christmas tree, there are some questions you should ask yourself, as not all real tree varieties are the same. Are you looking for the best smelling Christmas tree? Or, do you want low maintenance and non-drop one?
If you need help with choosing the right tree, read our helpful Christmas tree buying guide. There, you’ll learn more about the different types of trees and which one lasts the longest.
There is no strict rule, only recommendations. Most Brits put their Christmas trees up around the 3rd of December. Other people like to put up their trees about 12-13 days before Christmas. Frankly, it depends on your tree. If you have a Nordmann fir you can easily keep it up for the entire month of December. If you have a Norway Spruce it would be best if you put it up as close to Christmas as possible.
According to the UK tradition, our Christmas decorations come down on the Twelfth Night, simply known as the 5th of January. This date is considered the last day of Christmas festivities and the eve of the Epiphany. It was once believed spirits lived inside decorative Christmas plants. Those spirits need to be released once the festivities were over.
It is sometimes debated which date is actually the Twelfth Night. Some people say it’s the 5th, others say it’s the 6th. The 6th of January is the day of Epiphany anyway, so one way or another, by then you should have gotten rid of your Christmas tree. You can opt-in for Christmas tree disposal from us after the holidays, just make sure to contact us three days in advance so we can arrange the service.
To make this holiday season less stressful, you can get in touch with the Fantastic Services support team and purchase the Christmas tree delivery and installation services. You can even include a Christmas tree disposal after the holidays. A team of professionals will carry out the delivery and tree setup. Once the holidays have passed, you need not worry about what to do with your evergreen. The team can collect the tree and recycle it.
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So there you have it, your questions concerning how long do Christmas trees last have been answered. Whether it’s the type of tree, its qualities or when’s the best time to put it up, you can always refer to this guide.
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