Our Garden Center is closed for the season. We will reopen in March.
If any of your trees or shrubs were severely damaged in the recent snow storms....
Please call us and place an early order for your replacement tree for spring 2012.
Click here for a list and prices of shade trees and evergreen trees we carry at Gulley Greenhouse.
What to do with damaged trees and shrubs
If you have trees or shrubs which were damaged in our recent snow storm, consider the following solutions;
Prune off any damaged branches. When pruning, cut at an angle and get close to the trunk or to a main branch.
Using tree seal is no longer a common recommendation as it can potentially seal in moisture, causing even more damage to your tree. Use at your discretion.
If the damage is severe, call us before November 30 to order a tree for the Spring 2012 season.
Shop for Trees Online
We have a few select trees that your can conveniently order online and either pick up at our greenhouse or we can deliver and even plant your new tree.
Surprise someone today with a new tree from Gulleys!
Gulley Greenhouse is your source for hardy and unique landscape trees and shrubs that will survive and flourish in our harsh Western environment.
We carry many varieties of fruit, shade, deciduous and evergreen trees. Stop in to see our collection or give us a call for the most current availability
Trees provide so much to any garden and yard. Whether you are looking to add shade, privacy, wind protection, fruit or flowers, or simply a garden addition to last generations to come, a tree may be just the answer!
Now is the time to plant your trees and shrubs!
This year make Gulley’s the place to stop and shop for your new or replacement tree. Our nursery manager Brian has expanded and stocked Gulleys tree nursery with many new exciting species, all ready to plant. if you lost your shade or fruit trees in last years storms we have the replacement tree for you! Be sure to check out our Urban Apples and Fanciful Gardens Evergreens.
Five Steps to Gulley’s Tree Planting
1To start planting find a good location for the size of your tree. Knowing the mature size will help you pick the right spot. Once you have a spot, then determine how you will be watering the tree. Trees naturally grow in higher spots in the yard where the drainage is good and where water won’t sit around to cause problems. When it comes to watering trees, there are many different ways to water. Knowing how you will water before you plant will make everything easier.
2 Now, dig a hole that is 6”- 12” wider than the root ball to give the tree room to grow. Amend your soil by mixing the soil you took out of the hole 50/50 with soil pep or other great soil amendments that Gulley’s carries. Bio-tone Starter Plus and Root Stimulator pictured at the top right, will ensure a happy tree.
3 Mulch is a very important step. It helps the roots retain moisture, so watch to make sure the tree is not over watered. Mulching can also improve the soil as it breaks down, winter in Colorado is windy and dry thats where mulch helps keep trees insulated.
4 Time to stake the tree to make sure it grows straight. Stakes should be placed outside of the amended area so they stay put. Use twine to secure the straps to the tree, the straps go just above the lowest main branches. Remove the stakes after one year.
5 Water deeply 2-3 times the day of planting. Make sure the water is running slowly, which helps the water penetrate deeper. After watering should be 1-2 times a week. In the winter, water before and after a freeze.
If you have any questions about the 5 PLANTING steps or products we have talked about in this planting guide please stop by our Fort Collins Garden Center and ask one of our staff experts.
We like the Tree Gator!
A great watering tool for newly planted Colorado trees, just fill it up with water and go play for a week!