Dig a hole
just deep enough to keep the top
of the root ball at ground level.
Don't build the soil up around
the trunk. Its roots need oxygen.
Make the hole twice the width
of the root ball and wet the
inside thoroughly before adding
Amend the backfill
with a ratio of 1/3 compost to 2/3 natural soil. One of our experts will be happy to recommend
a good compost from the variety
of bagged products we carry.
Gently remove the tree
from its pot; don't try to carry it
by its trunk. If it's root bound, cut
vertical slits in the root ball.
Remove ties around the trunk.
Lower the tree into the hole
and add backfill.
with a minimal layer of compost
for water retention, then water in
some root stimulator. Use the
root stimulator again two weeks
Water your trees
appropriately for each season. A
thorough watering up to 3 times a
week is advised in May through
October; twice a week in
November, once every two weeks
in December, and then once a
month until early spring, when
you'll start watering once a week.
Feed your trees
annually with a slow-release,
humate based fertilizer that's high
in phosphates for fruiting and
flowering trees, or high in
nitrogen for other trees, such