Care Guide: How to Keeping Your Pleached Trees Healthy and Vibrant | The Complete Guide to Pleached Trees

Care Guide: How to Keeping Your Pleached Trees Healthy and Vibrant

These elegant trees add a touch of sophistication to any garden, and with the right care, they can thrive for years to come. In this guide, we will explore essential practices to keep your pleached trees healthy and vibrant. It is important to maintain regular observations for drooping leaves, discoloration, dry soil, harsh weather conditions, diseases, and pests. Adjust watering accordingly, and address any issues promptly.

Preparation is Key

At Just Pleachy, we pride ourselves on providing high quality and great-value pleached trees for our customers. This care guide is designed to assist you in maintaining your trees from delivery and throughout the crucial initial 2 years until they are fully established. Although potted trees can stay in their containers for short time after delivery, keep the soil damp and plant them promptly to avoid potential root damage. To prepare for planting pleached trees, it is best to have a clear, flat, well-draining border that is free of weeds. If your garden is on a slope, try to level it as much as possible beforehand. However, it is possible to plant pleached trees slightly deeper (up to 20cm) to achieve visually level foliage.

Soil and Fertilising

Soil preparation and fertilisation is essential to provide your pleached trees with the necessary nutrients for vibrant growth. Firm the soil when planting to prevent air pockets, which can be harmful during colder weather. Add fertiliser to provide additional nutrients. Being mindful not to over-fertilise. Mulch the soil to prevent weed growth and reduce water loss. Keep area free from weeds or grass for at least 2 years.

Planting and Staking Pleached Trees

When planting we recommend staking your pleached trees with ideally a double stake kit. Staking trees helps ensure they grow straight and strong, especially during their early stages. It provides support against wind and other elements, promoting healthier growth and preventing potential damage.

View our full Planting Guide and Staking Guide

Watering Pleached Trees

Watering plays a crucial role in the well-being of your pleached trees, especially during their establishment phase. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Young pleached trees and those in containers require more frequent watering, especially in during hot, dry spells. Ensure you tailor your watering routine to the specific requirements of your species of tree and environment. Focus on watering until the roots are well established, which may take up to 2 years.

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Pruning Pleached Trees

Regular pruning is a fundamental aspect of pleached tree care. It not only maintains the desired shape and structure but also promotes healthy growth.

View our full Pruning Guide

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Caring for Your New Pleached Trees

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For practical guidance and tips about looking after pleached trees, check out our Caring for Your New Pleached Trees series. This ensures your trees get off to the best start, from delivery through their critical first two years. Remember to check on your new trees regularly and provide essential care such as staking, watering, pruning, and fertilising as needed. This will help your pleached trees thrive. Happy gardening!

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