Seasonal Bonsai Tree Care

The bonsai tree care is a year-round job. Here is a seasonal bonsai tree care calendar,
showing all that you need to do within the year to have your tree growing healthy.

January
● During the winter, temperate bonsai trees go into dormancy, you must
protect the roots by placing the tree in a greenhouse or cold frames. Alternatively, you
can cover the pot with insulating material such as foam or layers of leaves.
● You should check deciduous trees for pests.

February
● For outdoor bonsai water the plants minimally, if there is no rain. For indoor
bonsai trees, water minimally because trees consume less water when the temperature
is low.

March
● Some temperature bonsai trees will come out of dormancy and start
growing again.
● In late march, trees can be brought out of the greenhouses and cold
frames.
● Most pine trees should be repotted, if they need repotting.

April
● Most trees should be out of dormancy by now. Some trees such as oak
trees may take longer.
● Start feeding the trees again. It means you can resume training and
pruning the trees. Trees that need repotting should be done accordingly.

May
● Keep on fertilizing the trees, as well as training and pruning them.
● Trees that come out of dormancy late can now be repotted if needed.

June
● Pruning and training should continue.
● The trunk and branches of your bonsai trees will grow thicker.
● Keep on fertilizing the trees, as well as training and pruning them.

July ● It would be summer by now. ● You should keep on fertilizing the trees. This means. November ● Temperate bonsai trees should be dormant now. September ● You should save seeds from the trees. And you should check the soil regularly and only water the trees when the soil is dry. December ● Keep in mind is the watering frequency of your plant. The trees will be preparing for the coming winter by hardening off. you can cover the pot with insulating material such as foam or layers of leaves. . Plants in dormancy (including bonsai trees) don’t need watering as much as they usually do. you must protect the roots by placing the tree in a greenhouse or cold frames. ● You should now be feeding your temperate bonsai trees for the last time. ● Repot the pine bonsai trees if needed. You should be very cautious not to overwater the trees as this can harm them. Alternatively. you would need to water the trees much more frequently. as well as training and pruning them ● You should make sure the trees are not infected by pests. as well as training and pruning them August ● Keep on fertilizing the trees. Other than that you should frequently check for insects and infections. October ● You should protect your trees when the nights get cold.

during the fall. During the summer. Finally. a high nitrogen content fertilizer (for example 10:5:5) should be used. you should use a fertilizer with a high phosphorus and potassium content such as NPK 3:10:10. It will encourage the growth of the tree.Fertilizer During the spring. . a balanced fertilizer such as NPK 5:5:5 should be used.