Maintenance of yew balls – Taxus Baccata

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Yew balls, also known as topiary balls, are popular decorative plants that require regular maintenance to keep them looking healthy and attractive. Here are some tips on how to maintain yew balls:
1.Prune regularly:
Yew balls should be pruned at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to cut back any new growth to the desired shape and size. Be careful not to cut into the older wood, as this can damage the plant.
2.Water regularly:
Yew balls need regular watering, especially during hot and dry weather. Make sure the soil is moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply once a week, or more frequently if the weather is particularly dry.
Yew balls benefit from regular fertilization, especially during the growing season. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the package instructions.
4.Monitor for pests and diseases:
Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plant with an appropriate insecticide or pesticide. Yew balls are also susceptible to fungal diseases such as Phytophthora root rot, so be sure to monitor the plant for any signs of yellowing or wilting.
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By following these tips, you can keep your yew balls looking healthy and beautiful for years to come

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