Christmas is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to decorate our homes for the holidays! If you don’t have a Christmas tree yet and aren’t sure what kind to get, follow these tips and ideas for buying the perfect tree. Also, check out this Tree Farm Locator to find the perfect Christmas tree for your Destin apartment.
The first thing you should do is decide where you want to place your tree. Be sure to pick an area that isn’t close to a heat source such as a portable fireplace or sunny windows. Also, keep the tree out of high traffic areas where it could be bumped and tipped over.
There are many benefits to buying an artificial tree for your Destin apartment. This tree can be used multiple times without the big mess of real trees having their needles falling off. Coming in different styles and sizes, artificial trees can also come prelit, so no need to hassle with the untangling of the lights each year. They also don’t need to be watered. Storage is easy to find for these trees, as you can put them back into the box and place it in your garage or a closet.
Considered the traditional Southern Christmas tree, the Red Cedar has the most pleasing aroma of any tree. Although it isn’t a true cedar, the Red Cedar is a member of the juniper family. The color of this tree can vary from dark green to a bluish-silver color during the summer. A tent color is applied to these trees before the first frost in order for it to keep its dark green color for the holidays. The Red Cedar is a slow-growing tree but has been recorded to reach 40 feet in height.
Stout and woody branches that have needles in pairs make up the Virginia Pine. The needles range from 1.5 to 3 inches in length. This may seem long, but they are actually considered short to those of other pine trees. You may find cones in this tree as they begin to form after five years of growth.
Sand Pine’s grow in very dry sand bridges, making dry sandy soil the best to use. This tree requires a lot of sunlight, so placing it next to a big window is okay. The needles are dark green and flexible. You may even see some yellow or yellow-greenish flower clusters and this is normal. We think the flowers would appeal to those that embrace the Florida lifestyle.
The most popular Christmas tree is dark green-gray in color and has little aroma. Since this tree is not in the Pine or Fir family, the Leyland Cypress does not produce sap, so those with allergies to sap can enjoy this beautiful tree in their home. This tree does not naturally occur, it is a hybrid of Monterey cypress and Alaskin cedar. The foliage varies but in general, tends to be arranged in flat planes with dark green to gray color.
Caring for Your Destin Apartment Tree
No matter what tree you decide to purchase for your home there are some guidelines you should follow to take care of your tree. The number one rule is to have the right tree stand that is the right size and is very sturdy. For example, the taller your tree is, the bigger the trunk is so purchase a tree stand that can sustain your tree. Another important tip is to make sure you’re watering your tree enough. A general rule when it comes to watering your tree is to add a quart of water for every inch of the tree’s diameter. A real tree can only survive about five weeks so don’t set it up too soon.