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How to support tree branches heavy with fruit

Radek Štěpán 16. 08. 2023

Many fruit trees are ripening during the month of August. Well, that is great but if you see that branches are getting too heavy or bend down too much, you should help your trees a little bit by providing a…

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Caring for fruit trees in July

Radek Štěpán 18. 07. 2023

Spring and autumn are the times when you need to pay close attention to your fruit trees but that is not to say that you should neglect your fruit trees in July, for example. You still have a chance to…

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Caring for fruit trees in June

Radek Štěpán 25. 06. 2023

June is the last month when you can still improve the yield of basically any fruit tree and you can start by paying attention to the soil around your fruit trees – you can loosen it and fertilize it with…


Dreaded monilinia and how to avoid it

Radek Štěpán 17. 05. 2023

Thanks to the last year’s drought, many gardens suffered huge attacks by insect pests, fungi and moulds. One of the dreaded fungal diseases is monilinia. How can you protect your plants or at least reduce the occurrence of monilinia? Well,…

Homemade grafting waxes? Yes. We shall tell you how to make them

Radek Štěpán 03. 04. 2023

Grafting waxes are necessary and every gardener who has fruit trees (or any trees for that matter) must have them. However, the availability of high-quality grafting waxes is quite limited, or they are sold for rather unfriendly purchase prices. Below…

Pre-spring pruning

Pre-spring pruning rules for fruit trees

Radek Štěpán 18. 02. 2023

Pre-spring pruning is not for all fruit trees. For example, if you try to prune cherries, sour cherries or walnuts you will damage them. On the other hand, pre-spring pruning is beneficial for apple and pear trees, but also for…

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Cutting down trees in your garden. What does the law say?

Radek Štěpán 30. 01. 2023

Can you cut down any tree in your own garden or do you need permission from the authorities? What conditions must be followed for safe tree removal? Can you get in trouble for cutting down your tree? Will you need…


What fruit trees need to be pruned before the spring?

Radek Štěpán 23. 03. 2022

Fruit trees deserve a training cut during the first years of their lives. The reasons are quite clear. Traditionally, we prune trees mainly because we want the crown to be perfectly shaped and able to carry and support all the…


How to spray fruit trees correctly

Radek Štěpán 15. 03. 2022

Fruit tree spraying during the spring is very important, as it can effectively protect trees from infections and unpleasant diseases that could even prevent healthy growth. Let us look at individual diseases of fruit trees in terms of spraying and…


Fertilization of fruit trees

Radek Štěpán 14. 03. 2022

If you’re not sure how to properly fertilize your fruit trees and you’re looking for an advice you have come to the right place. We’re going to explain how adding a fertilizer and compost could help you to achieve the…