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Horse chestnut irrigation

Horse chestnut, also called chestnut, is widespread in Europe with a decorative function. It belongs to the sapindaceae family and is quite resistant to low temperatures and all types of soil. Instead, it suffers from pollution and excessive salinity of the soil. It does not require much effort from the point of view of irrigation because in places where it occasionally rains it is not necessary to provide an additional supply of water. Instead it is necessary to irrigate it in case of drought or insufficient rains. As with all other trees, preventive action must be taken with respect to possible problems that may arise. The first thing to do is to take care of its correct location, which must take place where there is enough space, and protected from smog. It is also necessary to take care of the cleaning around the horse chestnut to avoid the nesting of parasites.


How to grow and take care of horse chestnut

Since the horse chestnut fears pollution, the first thing to do is to choose a location that will protect it from smog. For example, if you have a garden, it is preferable to place the tree in such a way that it overlooks a pedestrian walkway or a street with little traffic. It should also be borne in mind that the horse chestnut can reach a height of 25 meters and its crown can grow up to 10 meters in diameter, therefore it will be necessary to leave a space around the tree adequate for its potential maximum expansion. Its seeds must be planted in the autumn season. The horse chestnut plantation can take place in the nursery. In this case, planting can take place after two or three years. It reacts badly to pruning and therefore it is better to avoid it. Its fruits are very similar to chestnuts, but it must be remembered that they are not edible because they are excessively bitter.

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