How to Plant Shrubs
When to Plant Shrubs
How to Plant Shrubs: The Steps
What to Avoid When Planting Shrubs
• Avoid planting too deep. This causes health problems for your plants and ultimately even death. Always make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the soil line and never lower than the soil line.
• Avoid planting in heavily compacted soil like clay without tilling and amending. You can till the soil at least a few inches lower than where the plant will sit to help the roots penetrate faster. You can amend the soil with compost and organic planting mix up to 50%. Remember your plant will have to acclimate to your native soil so never use less that 50% of the existing soil when amending.
• Avoid under watering. Over watering is very hard to do when a plant is newly planted. Newly planted shrubs should be watered deeply every day for the first week and at least twice a week for the first month after planting. Deep watering helps the roots grow properly.