Having picked the perfect Christmas tree, follow these handy tips to keep it looking at its freshest throughout the festive season.
Make sure your tree gets enough water. If you cut off a couple of centimetres from the stump, this will enable the tree to absorb more water and help it last longer. Freshly cut trees are very thirsty and can consume up to 4 Litres of water in the first 24 hours.
It’s a good idea to choose a suitable Christmas tree stand to help keep your tree looking its best. Choose a stand with a water reservoir to prevent your tree from drying out. Ensure the water reservoir on your stand is topped up regularly and keep the room cool when it’s not in use.
Choose a cool spot indoors away from radiators and choose low-heat fairy lights. Give it plenty of space so that air can circulate, too.
Once your Christmas tree is ready, why not add some festive colour to your home. Flowering in December and January, Poinsettias are the ultimate Christmas decoration – as classic as the Christmas tree. With vivid red bracts and dark green leaves, their striking appearance makes them the classic table or windowsill centrepiece for the home. Coming in all shapes, sizes and colours, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them.
Don’t forget, when all the festivities are over, you can put your tree to good use by recycling it. If you opted for a pot-grown Christmas tree, remember to plant it as soon as possible in January so you can enjoy it the following year. Select a spot that has well drained soil, sun, and enough space for the tree to sit comfortably. Then all you need to do is keep the tree watered and protected.
With warm wishes for the festive season
The Hartwell Team