The holiday season is finally here, and if you’re feeling extra festive, then you might be considering buying a real Christmas tree to decorate your family apartment. You’re not alone in your quest to keep your Christmas tree alive during the holiday season. A dry, weak tree before December 25th is the last thing you want. While it can be challenging to keep it looking fresh as the day you got it, especially in the limited space of your apartment, it is possible. Here are five helpful tips for keeping your Christmas tree alive in your family apartment this holiday season!
Timing is Key
Did you run out to the store to buy a tree the minute it turned November 29tht? When you buy your tree is crucial. A lush pine tree with longevity is the entire point! Besides, you don’t want it to die within a week or two within your family apartment. Wait until the beginning of December to grab your tree. If you take care of it properly, it can’t last up to five weeks in your family apartment.
Know Your Tree’s Source
When choosing your apartment tree, buy directly from a grower. Trees from the wholesale lot are cut earlier than one from a tree farm, with some cut as early as October. The more time a tree has in the ground, the healthier it will be.
Location is Key (In Your Family Apartment)
Do you have an ideal spot for your Christmas tree in your family apartment? Before picking out a spot, there are a few considerations. Pick a spot with low heat, as the hot air will dry out your tree.
Hydrate Your Tree
Your apartment’s Christmas tree requires water to help keep it fresh. It could be the number one most important thing to do to keep your tree around longer. A good rule of thumb: add around four cups of water for each inch of the tree’s diameter. The water level should always cover the cute end of your tree’s trunk. Check the water level daily, and top it off, so the tree does not go dry.
Stay Safe and Sound In Your Family Apartment
Keeping your Christmas tree looking fantastic for the holiday season also means taking some safety precautions. The last thing you need is a fire in your apartment! Never, ever place any candles near a fresh tree and keep the tree away from the heat of a space heater or fireplace. They’re uncommon, but Christmas tree fires can cause some severe damage in your apartment.
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Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!