Tree Mixing: The Challenge and Benefits
There are many things to think about when it comes to plant diversity, such as what they require in terms of water and soil type. We need to put all of those in consideration when we decide to plant different trees together!
In order to plant different trees together, follow these rules:
Research the different plants and trees that you want to plant together. When planting a fruit orchard, always look for an appropriate rootstock variety for each tree type such as apple, pear, peach etc. You can also mix types if you know the varieties are compatible with one another.-Do not place any of your newly planted seedlings near areas where undesirable weeds may grow because they could take up more water than needed from these new saplings in pots. Another thing to think about when it comes to growing different trees together is what will happen once they have matured? Different tree species require specific amounts of sunlight so we need to make sure all our options (the different trees) get enough sun light!
You must also plan how to maintain a variety of trees. Trees have different needs in terms of when they are planted and how much water, fertilizer, disease management etc., so it is crucial to figure out what your tree’s specific requirements are before planting them together with other species that may require more or less care than the other types you plan on growing.
The benefits for combining different types of plants include increased diversity as well as pollination between the two different plant groups which helps produce higher quality harvests
There might also be an economic benefit (depending where you live) because some shrubs can provide natural habitat for beneficial insects like bees while at the same time providing food sources such as berries; this would help naturally control pests.
Cons of planting different trees together include previously mentioned problems with differing types of care, increased disease risk, and the need to purchase a larger amount of soil.
How do I know if it’s best to plant two species next to one another or just one type? The answer is very specific to your individual situation–it really depends on what specifically each tree requires as well as how much space you have available. Tree Services Ulverston can help you with decision making process. We can asses your backyard situation and come up with a plan that will work best for your needs.Read More