White, pink or yellow, magnolia flowers light up our gardens this spring season. But in order for this spectacular bloom to last, certain gestures must be adopted and mistakes avoided. We make an inventory with you.
How do you care for a magnolia in the spring?
Mulch the foot
To maintain the necessary humidity and prevent the appearance of “weeds”, do not forget to mulch the base of your magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora† Use flax flakes, coconut fiber or pine bark for this.
Don’t neglect watering
The magnolia should be watered regularly, but not excessively. If you just planted it, water it once a week. In spring and summer, especially in hot weather, water as soon as the soil begins to dry out. Remember that the magnolia is a water-hungry plant, so don’t deprive it of this precious resource.
Perform a “gentle” pruning
The magnolia does not like to be pruned, especially in the spring. However, if you really want to rejuvenate it, prune it after flowering, so at the end of May or in the autumn. To do this, only remove the dead and most vulnerable branches. You don’t have to do any more.
Treat diseases immediately
Like all plants, the magnolia is afraid of parasites. If you see leaves or branches infested with pests, remove them immediately (don’t forget to disinfect your scissors before and after use). Do not use chemicals for an ecological approach. There are many simple and natural solutions to protect yourself against it (see our solutions here and there).
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