DIY - Living Tree With Lights

Plant a living tree & dress it up with lights for some outdoor holiday spirit that is quick & simple. Place on your covered porch, patio or on either side of your front door.  

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Step 2: Fill your container about 2/3 full with Dr. Earth® Organic Potting Soil. 

Step 3: Work in a handful of Dr. Earth® Root Zone fertilizer to promote root growth. 

Step 4: Plant Alberta Spruce in the center of the container & add more soil around the rootball.   

Step 5: Place moss on top of the soil for a nice, clean look. 

Step 6: Begin wrapping lights from the bottom & gently wrap around the Alberta Spruce, working your way to the top.  

Care Instructions:
 Feel soil several inches down a few times a week. If the soil feels dry, it's time to water. If the soil feels moist, do not water & check again the following day. Avoid wetting the lights when watering. Feeling the soil for moisture will help avoid over-watering or under-watering your living tree.  

Shopping List:

  • 1  3-Gallon Alberta Spruce 
  • At least 5-feet of holiday lights
  • 12" Container, or larger
  • 1 Bag Dr. Earth® Organic Potting Soil 1.5 cu.ft.
  • 1 Bag Super Moss
  • 1 Bag Dr. Earth's Root Zone Fertilizer 4-lbs.

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