Use these tried and true tips and tricks to keep that real tree looking amazing throughout the Christmas season!
Once you bring your tree home cut at least an inch off the bottom of the tree. Make it a clean cut, straight across so that your tree will sit properly in the tree stand.
Make sure you get a tree stand for a real tree, not an artificial tree. Also, make sure the stand will hold the size of tree you have.
Once you remove the twine or netting, allow your tree to rest! The branches will fall naturally and it will fill out beautifully!
This step is important to minimize the mess when taking your tree down.
For the first watering, use warm water to help break up the sap and be sure to fill your tree stand - not so that it splashes over but so that your tree has enough water.
Use good quality lights that give off a minimal amount of heat or NO heat. Heat will not only dry your tree out but it can be dangerous.