No doubt a lot of people that are interested in Bonsai are taken up with the growing of miniature bonsai for the indoors, though some people would much rather opt for outdoor bonsai trees because they find it a more appealing activity. There is no difference between the indoor and outdoor bonsai trees and the style too is the same though the scale is larger and the environment is also different. Also, there are two types of outdoor bonsai trees which are the evergreens such as pine and juniper, or you could choose the deciduous variety which is trees that are given to losing their leaves in the fall months and rebudding once more in the springtime. And, you can choose between planting them directly into the earth or grow them in containers.
Don’t Let The Trees Freeze In Winter
Another feature of outdoor bonsai trees is that they won’t grow well inside for extended periods and they also must not be allowed to freeze in the winter months. In addition, you need to properly water the outdoor bonsai trees which is of utmost importance and you can often is fooled when you look at the top soil which may look dry, but will still have some moisture in it. Once the outdoor bonsai trees are planted you will need to keep a close eye on its water level and for this you may even need to poke the soil with your bare fingers till they go down to about an inch to find out how much moisture it really has.
Dry soil must not be allowed, and it requires that you immediately water it thoroughly while you may need to measure the water levels every two weeks which should be enough to ensure that there is proper moisture in the soil. However, you can relax the watering periods during the winter months and also ensure that in the winter, you only water when temperatures hover at forty-five degrees or more.
Outdoor bonsai trees also require fertilizers and depending on the type of fertilizer you use, the frequency should be enough to ensure that the tree grows as is recommended. Fertilizing once in two weeks may be just fine though you must never use fertilizer during the winter time, and use of liquid fertilizer on the foliage is the best course of action.
Besides fertilizing your outdoor bonsai trees, you must also remember to prune and trim the trees using specialized trimmers as well as sharp shears in the case of deciduous trees. Following these simple leads should ensure that you enjoy your outdoor bonsai trees and they grow to reach their full potential