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3 Ways to Keep Your Magnolia Tree Happy and Healthy

Spring and summertime is a delightful season for magnolia tree owners because any container garden or backyard is suddenly filled with vibrant blooms. But making sure your magnolia tree thrives and grows healthily in your garden does require a little extra love and care. Today, we will explore the three essential ways to keep your magnolia tree in tip-top shape: watering, fertilizing, and giving it plenty of TLC.

The Power of Proper Watering

Magnolia trees are thirsty plants and giving them the right amount of water is key to their well-being. It is really hard to overwater them so it’s better to give them a little more water than a little less. To keep your magnolia tree hydrated and happy try following these tips and tricks:

  • Give it a good drink alongside your other plants, as relying solely on rainwater may not be enough.
  • Make sure to saturate the soil thoroughly when watering.
  • Keep an eye on the moisture levels and adjust your watering schedule based on the weather.

Nurturing with Nutrients

Magnolia trees appreciate a hearty meal to fuel their growth and keep them healthy, which is why fertilizer is key to any healthy magnolia. Here on our magnolia farm, we fertilize our trees twice a year and use composted soil when possible. If you want to give your magnolia tree a nutrient boost, follow these simple tips: 

  • Treat it to a slow-release fertilizer in the spring and fall. We fertilize in March and September, but you can fertilize your trees when you see new growth beginning and when summer starts to wind down.
  • Choose a fertilizer with plenty of nitrogen to give those leaves a vibrant green glow.
  • Follow the instructions on the package for the right amount and timing because every fertilizer is slightly different.

Tender Loving Care: Checking In and Showing Some Love

Everybody and every plant deserves to be checked in on. Regular check-ups and a little extra care go a long way in keeping your magnolia tree in great shape. Think of checking in on your magnolia tree when you’re watering it each week. To show your magnolia tree some extra love try to:

  • Take a close look at it regularly to spot any issues early on.
  • Keep an eye out for changes in leaf color, wilting, or too many leaves falling.
  • Don't hesitate to reach out to a local tree expert if you notice anything unusual.

With these three simple practices, you can ensure your magnolia tree stays happy and healthy, rewarding you with beautiful blooms and a lush canopy. By giving it proper hydration, nourishment, and plenty of love, you'll create an environment where your magnolia tree can flourish. So go ahead and pamper your magnolia tree—it will reward you with years of natural beauty and joy in your garden.

If you have any significant concerns or questions about your magnolia tree's health, it's always a good idea to consult with a local tree professional for personalized advice and guidance. As always, we are here to help and you can contact us here.

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