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How To Keep A Real Christmas Tree Green

by The Helpful Hardware Folks

Keeping your Christmas tree green and lively is a key to a perfect holiday, but a safe one too.  Your tree needs care you’d probably not think of including the correct placement and amount of water.

How To Keep A Real Christmas Tree Green

Feed It

Your tree, though cut, still needs to be fed. Scott’s makes it easier with Miracle-Gro Plant Food for Christmas Trees. This unique formula reduces needle drop compared to water only throughout the season. Simply add one capful of the formula to every quart of water you add to your tree throughout the season. Be sure to check water level regularly, though, as freshly-cut Christmas trees tend to quickly absorb more water in the first few days of cutting.

Water It

Keep the water source for the tree filled daily. The average Christmas tree can use as much as 1 gallon of water a day.

Location Matters

Place your tree away from spots that provide heat. This includes forced air, radiators and sunny spots. Your tree if not placed properly can be fire hazard or block heating elements that warm your home.

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