Taking Care of Your Outdoor Bonsai Trees at Home

images (1) Landscaping the outside area of our home is important, so as to not only offer curb appeal, but a nice living area for you and your family to enjoy. Some people like swimming pools and little grassy areas or other plants and trees due to the ease of maintenance, while others love plenty of trees, plants and gardens due to the tranquility that the scene offers.

So for those who love lush landscaping, outdoor bonsai trees can be a good choice. Their care doesn’t take much more than a few simple steps, and their beauty is something you won’t find from any other plant or tree. Outdoor bonsai trees can easily be found through local nurseries and even online. But taking care of them is a different story.

Step 1

The first thing you’ll need to think about is the placement of the outdoor bonsai tree. Because bonsai trees are outdoor trees, they thrive in winter months when it is cold, wet or snowing because they become dormant for about 3 months, beginning around Thanksgiving.

You should make sure to plant your outdoor bonsai tree in the ground, don’t keep it in its pot. It should be planted in a place where it will be protected from sun and wind as much as possible and at the same time, should be exposed to rain, cold and snow.

During the spring, summer and fall months, the tree should be placed back into a pot and kept where it can receive sunlight. Balconies and gardens are a great place for potted outdoor bonsai trees.

Step 2

During the winter months, don’t forget to water your outdoor bonsai trees at least once but no more than two times every two weeks. At all other times of the year, water your tree as often as needed. Never let the soil get dry, and if your outdoor bonsai trees get full sunlight throughout the day, they may require watering daily depending on the size of the pot and the kind of soil used for the tree.

Step 3

Fertilizing your outdoor bonsai trees at least once a month is very important, especially if your tree lives in a pot. You can use any kind of general fertilizer spray, but you should dilute it so that its potency is at about half. No fertilizer is needed during the winter but should be applied continuously during all other seasons.

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