PLANTING TREES

 

What you'll need:

Shovel, 1 bag OMAGRO compost, 1 bag mulch, 1 packet Soil Moist, 1 Tree Guard, 1 Tree Staking Kit, 1 bottle Fertilome Root Stimulator

  • Select the correct location. Consider the type of tree and full grown size to make sure you don’t plant too close to house or other structures and not under power lines that it would grow into later.

  • Dig the hole 2-3 times wider than the root ball. Keep the depth about the depth it is in the pot with enough depth to cover the roots.

  • Mix the dirt you removed from hole with about 50% OMAGRO compost. Do not put in hole straight, always mix or it may burn the roots. You will probably have some excess soil.

  • Potted Trees: Carefully remove tree from pot. If roots are circling pot or seems root bound, take a knife or box cutter and make an X on the bottom of root ball and 3 or 4 vertical slits up the side of the root ball.

  • Ball & Burlapped Trees: Remove any roping around base of the. Loosen burlap around base of tree. There is no need to remove as this will decompose. If there is a metal basket that it sets in, also leave this alone as the roots will grow through and you will do damage trying to remove the wire.

  • Add SOIL MOIST to bottom of hole where the tree will sit. Follow directions according to the size of tree. Do not overuse as this product expands tremendously. This will help keep the tree moist between waterings.

  • Place tree in hole. Make sure tree is straight. Mix root stimulator with water according to directions and pour over root ball. Backfill with dirt/ compost mix. Pack lightly. Create a slight well so when watering, water will divert to roots and not just run off.

  • Water slowly with a trickle of water rather than spraying. If dirt settles add more soil. 

  • Cover with 1-2 inches mulch keeping mulch about 1 inch away from base of tree to prevent rotting.

  • Stake tree to prevent blowing over in winds for at least first year or until roots are established.

  • Apply tree guard to prevent damage from weed eaters and bunnies and other critters that like to chew on trees.

  • Remove any tags that may girdle tree as it grows.

  • Water your tree every day for the first 2 weeks then 2-3 times a week during the fist season. Water several minutes with a slow trickle making sure water is absorbing around the root area.(Time depends on the size of the tree) Sprinkler system are not adequate for deep watering trees.

  • Do not give your tree any fertilizer for the first season you plant it. It needs to work on establishing a root system. Next year you can start fertilizing your tree to keep it healthy and help it grow (We use and recommend tree spikes which are easy to use and hard to over fertilize if you follow the directions)

  • Enjoy your new tree!

PLANTING SHRUBS OR PERENNIALS

What you'll need:

Shovel, 1 bag OMAGRO compost, 1 bag mulch, 1 packet Soil Moist, 1 bottle Fertilome Root Stimulator

  • Select the correct location. Consider the type of shrub and full grown size to make sure you don’t plant too close to house or other structures.

  • Dig the hole 2-3 times wider than the root ball. Keep the depth about the depth it is in the pot with enough depth to cover the roots.

  • Mix the dirt you removed from hole with about 50% OMAGRO compost. Do not put in hole straight, always mix or it may burn the roots. You will probably have some excess soil.

  • Carefully remove shrub/perennial from pot. If roots are circling pot or seems root bound, take a knife or box cutter and make an X on the bottom of root ball and 3 or 4 vertical slits up the side of the root ball.

  • Add SOIL MOIST to bottom of whole where the shrub/perennial will sit. Follow directions according to the size of plant. Do not use too much as this product expands tremendously. This will help keep the shrub/perennial moist between waterings.

  • Place shrub/perennial in hole. Make sure shrub/perennial is straight in hole. Mix root stimulator with water according to directions and pour over root ball. Backfill with the dirt/ compost mix. Pack lightly. 

  • Water slowly with a trickle of water rather than spraying. If dirt settles add more soil. 

  • Cover area with 1-2 inches mulch.

  • Remove any tags that may girdle shrub/ Perennial as it grows.

  • Water your shrub/ perennial every day for the first 2 weeks then 2-3 times a week during the fist season. Water several minutes with a slow trickle making sure water is absorbing around the root area.(Time depends on the size of the shrub) Sprinkler system are not adequate for deep watering shrubs or perennials.

  • Do not give your shrub/perennial any fertilizer for the first season you plant it. It needs to work on establishing a root system. Next year you can start fertilizing your shrub to keep it healthy and help it grow (come in next year and we will show you what we recommend for your plant.)

  • Enjoy your new Shrub or Perennial!

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