PLEASE CARRY PLANTS BY THEIR CONTAINERS OR ROOT BALL. Carrying plants by their tops or trunks may cause the weight of the soil ball to break the roots from the trunk.
Plants should be watered immediately after their arrival at your home. Until planting, water plants daily. Newly planted material should be watered according to our instructions.
These instructions are for planting container plants outside of planting beds. If you are planting a new bed, follow these instructions.
PLANTS IN CONTAINERS
STEP 1: Prepare planting hole
Dig a hole 1 foot wider than the diameter of the root ball. Make the depth so that 1/8 of the root ball will be ABOVE the surrounding soil level.
STEP 2: Prepare plant material
STEP 3: Planting
Backfill the sides with a mixture of 2/3 soil from the hole and 1/3 leaf gro, mulch, or peat moss. DO NOT PLANT TOO DEEPLY. Remember, 1/8 of the root ball should be above the surrounding soil level. Tamp the soil firmly around the root ball, eliminating all air pockets.
STEP 4: Finishing
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