How to Landscape With Fruit Trees

Overview

Designing your landscape with fruit trees is a great way to add beauty and value to your yard. Your research should begin with the trees themselves, as fruit trees have different values, heights, flowers and foliage just like any other plant. Consider the tree's pollination requirements for successful fruit-bearing; most fruit trees require at least two of the same type of tree to pollinate and produce fruit.

Step 1

Map out your landscape design. Use graph paper to create a map of where you want to plant the trees, including the distance between the trees to support the growth. Take into account the amount of sunlight, soil type and the type of fruit trees you intend to use in your design.

Step 2

Purchase a minimum of two of each of the types of fruit trees that you want to plant. Choose disease-resistant varieties.

Step 3

Space out your trees and place them on the ground prior to planting. Double check with you garden design and make changes as you see fit.

Step 4

Plant your fruit trees. Dig a hole two times the depth and widths of the root ball. Set the tree in hole and fill it with the soil you removed. Cover the base of the tree with mulch.

Tips and Warnings

  • Read the label of the fruit trees you intend to plant to ensure the size of the trees are comparable to the look you have on your design.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Mulch

References

  • Fruit Trees in Landscaping
  • Fruit and Nut Trees Information

Who Can Help

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