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Organizing Your Christmas Tree Delivery

Organizing when you are going to have a fresh cut Christmas tree delivered is important if you want to ensure your tree lasts until Christmas Day. If your tree arrives and you are not prepared, the tree may suffer and start to wilt, and that is when you see the biggest needle drop. Once your Christmas tree arrives, you need to ensure it is well cared for in order to get the most from it.

Christmas trees are like large cut flowers. In fact, they require similar treatment to cut flowers. If you place the base of the tree in a container of fresh water, your tree will effectively ‘drink’ that water thus keeping the needles hydrated and looking fresh.  This helps to reduce the amount of needle drop and your Christmas tree will look great for many weeks.

Preparation is then the key. Do you have a suitable container to stand your Christmas tree in? If not, you should perhaps checkout the range of Christmas tree stands that we have on offer. These stands have a water well that needs topping up each day to keep your tree hydrated – at the same time, they add to the overall effect of your Christmas tree.

If you are going away for a few days before Christmas, either organize to have your Christmas tree delivered after you return or be sure there is plenty of water in the well to last the period you’re going to be away. For those who like to receive their Christmas trees early, a potted Christmas tree may be more suitable. They will happily sit outside until you’re ready to take them in – just treat them like any normal potted plant.

Arranging to have your Christmas tree delivered is important. Time it for when you are ready to look after it and you’ll have a tree that lasts for weeks and looks great – all you need to do then is add your Christmas lights and decorations – and that’s the fun part. By the way – order your Christmas tree, stand and decorations together, and if your order is over  £100, we’ll deliver for free anywhere in the UK – and yes, we try to arrange delivery for requested dates, just ask.

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Getting The Best Out Of Your Christmas Tree

Cut Christmas trees are fairly hardy and will withstand a lot before finally failing,  turning yellow and dropping needles everywhere.  There is a lot you can do, or not do, that will make them last throughout Christmas.  Looking after the well-being of your tree is only one part of getting the best out of it.

Looking after your tree is important, but that is the easy part. Make sure it has plenty of water, keep it out of strong drafts and keep it away from heat sources. That’s pretty much it. Hydration is the key to keeping your tree fresh all Christmas long.

To get the best out of your tree, you need to look at what you do with it. After placing it into a Christmas tree stand, place it in the middle of the room and walk around it. Christmas trees are fairly symmetrical, but often you will find one particular face has that perfect arrangement of branches. Place your tree so that this face is on show.

Decorating. The biggest mistake we make is to over-decorate our trees. This places a lot of strain on the branches causing them to bend too far. Try to decorate your tree in a balanced way with the heavier decorations lower down and closer to the trunk. This adds to the symmetry of tree.

Another area that people err in is by placing too many lights on the tree. Christmas lights look great but too many can be overkill and spoil the overall effect. Again, look for a balanced finish.  You should be able to stand back and see both the tree and the decorations. After all, you are decorating a Christmas tree, not trying to hide it.

Place you Christmas tree in the right spot, keep it well watered, have it showing its best face, and decorate it with thought and care and you will get the very best out of your Christmas tree.