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Things need to know when Planting/ Transplanting

Updated: May 27, 2020

When you spend more time in your garden, you start getting more and more ideas how to make it better. For instance how about add some colorful plants in the garden to cover some bare spots?


Choose the right plants

Make sure you choose the right plant for the right place before you invest money in the garden. Plants have their special needs for sun lights, water, and soil conditions, if you are planning to spend quite a bit money, it is better to hire a local landscaping specialist or consultant for the choice of plants. Some plants can grow very large, make sure you do your research about it , so you know how much space the plant needs in the future. If you don`t like the bare soil, you may plant some annual or perennial plants around a small shrub or tree to both reserve the space and cover some bare soil.


Planting

Dig a hole that is minimum two times wider in diameter than the plant`s root ball, this applies especially when planting large shrubs and trees. Some plants maybe wrapped in burlaps, metal wires or twine at the base of the trunks/root ball, make sure those objects are carefully removed before place the plant in the ground. Place the plant in the planting hole and make sure you are not plant it too deeply, plant`s root balls is the only part that will be covered in the soil.


Fertilizer and watering

Properly apply some bone meal or synthetic fertilizer around the roots can help with transplanting. Water the plant daily for 1-2 weeks after planting, then 2-3 days a week for another 3-12 weeks until roots are established, and new growth will started show.




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