How to plant balled and burlapped trees or shrubs:



Want to learn how to plant balled or burlapped trees or shrubs? It is not difficult and if done correctly, your greengate trees will grow healthy, stronger & FASTER!

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Place the plant in the hole and check to ensure that ground level is even with the top of the root ball.


1

Dig a hole 15 cm. deeper and 30 cm. wider in diameter than the root ball.


2

Place the plant in the hole and check to ensure that ground level is even with the top of the root ball.


3

Cut and loosen the burlap wrap on the root ball, removing the burlap from the top of the root ball and leave it around the sides to hold the soil around the roots.


4

As you pull the topsoil in around the root ball to fill in the hole, tamp the topsoil down firmly with your shoe. This eliminates air pockets and ensures good contact between the topsoil and the root system.


5

Create a tree well which will hold water, around the base of the plant. Water the plant thoroughly by filling the depression with a solution of water and a plant starter such as Plant Prod 10-60-10.


6

Water the plant deeply whenever the soil surface dries out, generally biweekly during the first growing season to ensure the plant's survival.



Note: Use a water-soluble high phosphorus fertilizer (10-60-10, 10-52-10, 5-15-5) for rooting or Myke.



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