After spending the day picking your perfect Christmas tree, you'll want to make sure it stays looking it's best all the way through to the end of December. Knowing how to properly care for your tree can be the difference between having a happy tree or having a tree which looks rather sad on Christmas day! We've put together a few easy tips to look after your fresh tree this year.
Before you set your tree up in the house, its a good idea to give it a big drink water to avoid it drying out. Cut 25mm off the trunk and securely place it in a bucket of water until you're ready to bring it into the house. Cutting the trunk means it can take in more water, similar to how you would fresh flowers.
When you're ready to bring the tree into the house (whilst still outside) remove the netting and shake the tree to remove any dead needles or insects who may have been using it as a holiday home. Trust us, this will result in a lot less hoovering when you bring it in!
Make sure you choose a stand that can hold a good amount of water as Christmas trees need approximately 500ml - 1 litre of water a day depending on the size of the tree.
It may be worth laying down a Christmas tree skirt (or something similar) before bringing the tree into the house. This will help protect flooring from any water that might escape when you water your tree and will also help capture any needles that drop.
Locate your tree away from any heat sources such as radiators. Being too close to a radiator will result in your tree drying out and losing its needles faster.
Water your tree every day to keep it looking it's best. A dehydrated tree will start to droop, wilt and drop its needles, so it's important to give it a minimum of 500ml of water a day.
We hope our top tips will help you keep your tree looking healthy throughout the festive period.
Here at Farndon Fields, we've got premium Nordmann Fir Christmas trees. We also offer £3 delivery in Market Harborough and the surrounding local areas and £5 for areas slightly further outside of Market Harborough. So come visit us and find your perfect tree. Please see below for our delivery areas.
|Day of the Week||Delivery Schedule|
|Tuesday||Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Clipston, Sibbertoft, Welford, Naseby, North & South Kilworth, Husbands Bosworth, Lubenham, East Farndon, Rothwell, Desborough, Braybrooke|
|Wednesday||Market Harborough, Great Bowden, East Farndon, Great Oxendon, Arthingworth, Kelmarsh, Harrington, Mawsley, Old, Maidwell
Kettering (£5 delivery charge)
|Thursday||Sutton Bassett, Weston by Welland, Ashley, Medbourne, Dingley, Wilbarston, Stoke Albany, Brampton Ash, Lubenham, Foxton, The Langtons, Theddingworth, Marston Trussell, East Farndon
Corby (£5 delivery charge)
|Friday||Kibworth, Fleckney, Smeeton Westerby, Saddington Rothwell, Desborough, Braybrooke|
|Saturday||Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Lubenham, East Farndon|