Start your new plant off right!
Hardy nursery stock is grown in the container you purchased it in. This helps to minimize transplant shock to the roots, allowing you to plant successfully from April to November.
- Shovel for larger plant material
- Trowel for smaller plants
- Garden pruners
- Watering can or garden hose
- Amended soil (ask your local garden center for a recommendation designed for your soil!)
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the container and a few inches deeper. Loosen the soil at the bottom.
- Fill the bottom of the hole with amended soil and tamp it down.
- Remove the plant from its container and gently loosen the soil around the roots.
- Place the plant in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is 1-2” above ground level.
- Fill the hole with amended soil and lightly tamp to remove air pockets.
- Mound the soil to form a basin for water retention around the plant.
- Add a 2-3” layer of mulch around the plant.
- Water the plant well after it’s planted. Thereafter, water thoroughly at signs of wilting - especially until the roots grow into the surrounding soil.