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This household item can prevent your real Christmas tree wilting

Christmas Tree

Want to perk up your tired-looking tree? Well, a genius trick has revealed the surprising product that can stop your real Christmas tree from wilting.

According to the Irish garden centre, Hanleys, the popular fizzy drink 7UP can keep your tree looking fresher for longer thanks to its sweet, nourishing properties.

Other than checking your tree’s water level every day, the experts explained that adding in a splash of the sugary drink can help the tree to maintain its cell structure and prevent needle loss, even after you’ve cut the trunk. It might seem like a bizarre way to keep your tree alive, but the experts claim it works wonders.

A post on Gardens Alive explained that 7UP is the “best addition” to watering your tree. The post read: “It really helps preserve the tree. Cut flowers (yes, and trees) like the sugar and citric acid, and some folks feel that the natural lemon-lime flavouring may act as a preservative as well.”

Decorating your tree over the coming days? In order to try this at home, all you need to do is make up three parts water and one part 7UP, ensuring you top it up regularly.

Why not give the clever trick a go…

This article was originally published by Lisa Walden, countryliving.com.

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