Tip-List

Tips for Container Transplanting:

  1. Dig hole 3 inches deeper and twice as wide as the container.
  2. Loosen soil at the bottom of the hole.
  3. Carefully remove plant from container.  Gently tapping the sides of container or cutting the container down in 2 or 3 places may be necessary
  4. Break up the root system by gently loosening the soil around the root by hand or make a few vertical cuts from the bottom up.  This will prevent the root system from growing in circles and dying.
  5. Set top of root ball slightly above ground level.
  6. Fill area around root ball with soil and planting mix.  Do not tamp down.
  7. Mound soil around the original hole to form basin and retain water.
  8. Gently Fill Basin with water, let settle, add more soil, water again.
  9. Water thoroughly after planting to get the root system off to a good start (approximately 1 gallon of water per plant every day for a week).  During the summer months you may need to keep up the watering schedule longer depending on mother nature.  Spring and Fall may only require watering every other day with cooler temperatures and more precipitation.  Make sure the hose is held close to the ground so the root system can absorb the water.  It’s not important that the leaves get watered…it’s the root system that counts.
  10. We suggest that you put mulch around the plant perimeter to help keep the soil moist.
  11. Using a slow release starter fertilizer is a smart start.

Tips for B&B Transplanting:

  1. Dig hole 3 inches deeper and twice as wide as the ball.
  2. Loosen soil at the bottom of the hole.
  3. Place root ball so that it’s top is at or slightly above ground level.  Don’t plant too deep.
  4. Cut top string only and push the burlap to the sides exposing the top of the root ball.  Do not remove burlap.
  5. Fill around root ball with soil and planting mix.  Tamp soil mix firmly removing air pockets from root ball.
  6. Mound soil around original hole to form basin and retain water.
  7. Gently fill basin with water, let settle, add more soil, water again.
  8. Water thoroughly after planting to get the root system off to a good start (approximately 1 gallon of water per plant every day for a week). During the summer months you may need to keep up the watering schedule longer depending on mother nature.  Spring and Fall may only require watering every other day with cooler temperatures and more precipitation.  Make sure the hose is held close to the ground so the root system can absorb the water.  It’s not important that the leaves get watered…it;s the root system that counts.
  9. We suggest that you put mulch around the plant perimeter to help keep the soil moist.
  10. Using a slow release fertilizer or fertilizer stake is a smart start.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT.  THANK YOU AND HAPPY PLANTING!!


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