Tree and shrub care

It is best to water deeply and slowly, which will allow the water to reach deeper roots and be retained by the soil longer.



Water freshly planted trees and shrubs thoroughly to give them a good start. Thereafter water when the soil surface dries out. It is best to water deeply and slowly, which will allow the water to reach deeper roots and be retained by the soil longer. Using a soaker hose around the base of trees and shrubs is usually the most effective way to ensure deep, thorough watering. Do not rely on rain to water your trees and shrubs sufficiently. It is important to observe the condition of your trees and shrubs often to ensure continued healthy.


All trees should be well watered in the fall as a routine practice, with special attention to those showing any drought symptoms.



post-planting care

For the first season newly planted trees and shrubs should fertilized using a fertilizer with a high phosphorous content, with is the middle number, we recommend 10-52-10, which stimulates root growth.


Note: If Myke has been used when planting the tree or shrub, Myke’s fertilizer must also be used since its low ratio of elements will not inhibit Myke’s production of root extensions (filaments) provided by mycorrhizae. Trees and shrubs planted using Myke carry an extra 5 year warranty if the terms and conditions of the Myke Tree and Shrub Warranty are followed.


For established plants you can fertilize deciduous trees and shrubs every two to three weeks, until August 15, with an all-purpose, water soluble fertilizer such as a 20-20-20. For evergreens a 30-10-10 ratio applied in 3 times during the growing season, in May, June and July, is recommended.




Routine feeding and watering will generally be enough to satisfy the nutritional needs of trees and shrubs through their growing season.


Water trees and shrubs in well by the end of October. Ensure that your plants root-ball is completely saturated by performing a slow, thorough watering.


Trees and shrubs may be pruned back and mulched for extra protection in the fall. This mulch should be removed in the spring. Dead foliage should be pruned away in the spring.




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