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Tips on Caring for Outdoor Bonsai Trees


bonsai9 Outdoor bonsai trees are usually easier to care for than those that like to be kept indoors.  They will naturally fit into a small area of your backyard garden.  They can be kept in a container like indoor trees or placed right into the ground.  If you want to grow one of these trees, there are many things you need to know.  This article will give you a few tips to get you started.
Water
You need to give your tree water on a frequent basis.  You can tell if it needs water by feeling the top inch of the soil.  If it’s dry, then you should provide some water.  It’s best to do this in the morning rather than the afternoon or at night.  This way, your tree will be less likely to be affected by diseases or slugs.  During the winter, you should only water when the temperature is above 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Winter
Speaking of winter, outdoor bonsai trees usually need to be dormant during this season.  This is important to ensure that your tree stays healthy.  You should try to find a location that provides protection from strong winds.  It’s fine to expose the tree to snow and rain.  While the tree is dormant during the winter season, you will need to give it some water every week or two.
Maintenance
Outdoor bonsai trees need to be pruned periodically.  You should buy sharp shears or a special trimmer to get rid of this excess growth.  Make sure that you cut away this growth just above the leaf.

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