Easy To Grow Pear Trees
Pear trees are one of the easiest fruit trees to grow in your yard. Pear trees do well in both warm areas and frosty northern climates. Northern gardeners should plant pear trees on a northern or eastern-facing slope to avoid early blooms that will be damaged by frost. Southern gardeners should provide pear trees with afternoon shade. When growing pear trees, it is important to choose a sunny spot. Once you have settled on a location, it is time to start digging. Dig a hole that is approximately one and one half times as large as the container that your pear tree is planted in. As you remove the soil from the hole, place it on a plastic garbage bag or a tarp. This makes it much easier to shovel back into the hole later.
After your hole is complete, it is time to add something to enrich the soil. If you are lucky enough to have access to compost or well-rotted livestock manure, you have the perfect amendments. If not, visit your local garden center for bagged compost. Adding organic matter is important for several reasons. It adds nutrients to the soil and it helps the soil drain and hold water as necessary. This prevents the roots from drowning or drying out. And with proper care, your pear trees can consistently provide fruit as well as add beauty to your landscape.