PLANTING PREPARATION - Do It Yourself Instructions
Step 1: Call 811 before digging
This service will mark your underground utility lines for free and prevent undesired consequences.
Also mark & be aware of existing landscape lighting, irrigation lines and existing bulbs.
Step 2: Make a plan of where to store your extracted dirt.
Make sure you find a container or bucket large enough to
hold all of dirt you're removing from the hole.
Step 3: Dig the right size hole for your plant.
The hole needs to be dug the exact depth of the rootball and two to three times wider than the rootball.
Step 4: Fill the hole at least 3/4 full of
water. This will be like making a dirt
soup or chili.
Step 5: Add compost, or leaf mulch and
Black Cow or worm castings until the
mixture is thick.
Step 6: Add back some of the original
dirt removed from the hole.
Step 7: Take the plant out of the nursery
container and loosen the root ball.
Place the plant into the hole but be sure
that the top of the root ball is not below
the soil line.
Step 8: Backfill the remaining hole with the
dirt you saved when digging the hole.
Step 9: Apply 2-3 inches of mulch and water
thoroughly. Press down area to eliminate any
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