In the garden

some tid bit about Trees here

 

Tree & shrub pre-planting

All trees, shrubs, and roses should be planted in well-drained topsoil.

 

annual flower

 

pre-planting instructions

Take care to prevent wind burn to plants during transport by covering them well. Keep plants cool, in a shady area and well watered until they are planted. Cover the root ball of balled and burlapped trees to prevent root drying.

 

annual flower

 

soil preparation

All trees, shrubs, and roses should be planted in well-drained topsoil. If there is less than 20 cm. of topsoil in the planting area, additional topsoil should be added.  As you dig a hole, separate the topsoil from the heavy subsoil. Discard the subsoil and replace it with rich topsoil. Do not pull heavy subsoil in around a plant as backfill. Add one part peat moss or prepared soil mix to three parts soil that you have dug from the planting hole. If, after digging a hole you find the subsoil to be excessively heavy, having a high clay content; dig the hole down an additional 15-30 cm. (6-12 in.). Fill this space with clean sand or gravel to enhance the subsoil drainage conditions.