D-18: I keep my tree until Christmas

D-18: I keep my tree until Christmas

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Each year it's the same dilemma: buy the tree early to get the most out of it or postpone the purchase so that it is always green at the end of the month? Dé takes this worry away from you with three tips that will allow you to keep the dashing Christmas tree as long as possible on the first day.

Tip # 1: a well-placed tree is a pampered tree

Before buying your Christmas tree, think carefully about its location. Rule number one: do not install it too close to a heat source, at the risk of seeing it dry out immediately. So avoid radiators and chimneys. The ideal is to set it up in a room that stays cool or why not outside the house if you have a garden. Otherwise, lower the thermostat a few degrees, your tree will thank you! Finally, to keep your Christmas tree even longer, avoid passing areas where it may be regularly jostled.

Tip # 2: remember to moisturize your Christmas tree

Even if it has been cut, your tree requires as much attention as a green plant. Also, you can place it in a cup and sprinkle it lightly each day. Incredible but true, it can drink up to 3 liters of water in 24 to 48 hours. On the following days, he will be satisfied (all the same) with 1 to 2 liters of water. Also think of branches and equip yourself with a rechargeable fogger to humidify them regularly. But beware of electric lighting if you have put one!

Tip # 3: No to malicious decorations

Some professionals will tell you, you can't put everything and anything on a tree. For example, if you want to keep the Christmas tree until the holidays, forget about artificial snow! It is aesthetic but it has the effect of drying out the branches. Also avoid old electric garlands whose bulbs get too hot. Prefer small Led lights. Last idea: think of the potted tree. The rest of the year, he goes outside or decorates a room and Christmas comes, he will dress in his festive clothes! Economic and above all ecological, it is undoubtedly the best solution to keep a Christmas tree… for several years!