Start by clearing a space for your new tree. Positioning your tree near a power supply will make it easier to light and by keeping it away from heat sources you’ll help prevent dropped needles.
It’s a good idea to cover the floor underneath your tree. Not only will this help catch any needles that fall, it will protect your floor from any accidental spillages when you water the tree.
When you get your Christmas tree home, saw half an inch off the bottom of the trunk. This enables the tree to take up more moisture and stay healthy for longer.
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Place your tree in a Christmas tree stand – ideally one that holds water. Whatever type of stand you’ve chosen, make sure that your tree is fastened safely and securely to prevent any accidents.
Be sure to keep the water levels topped up in your stand, as an average healthy Christmas tree can drink up to a gallon of water per day.
When watering, be careful not to get any water on the lights and ideally turn off the power before you do.
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