What Plant Form are You Planting?
Your tree or shrub will come in one of two forms, balled and burlapped (B&B or containerized. Containerized or B&B plants an be planted anytime that the ground is not frozen. If possible, plant your tree or shrub as soon as you get it home. Otherwise, it may dry out or become injured. If you can’t plant it immediately, place in a shady and / or sheltered location, keeping the soil moist until planted.
The Planting Hole
To plant your tree or shrub dig the hole at least 2 times as wide as the diameter of Bumper Crop to enrich the soil. Blend into the soil Do not dig too deep – once the ball is placed in the hole; the top of the root ball should be slightly above level with the surface.
Placing Your Plant in the Hole
Remove all tags (save for your guarantee), wires or ropes from the stems or trunk, and do the following:
Balled & Burlapped Plants
Plant the plant directly into the hole. Wine baskets do not need to be completely removed from large plants – simply cut and fold down the top half of the basket or fold down the burlap and remove the nylon strings, plastic liner, or synthetic burlap materials. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE BURLAP FROM UNDER THE PLANT – THIS COULD DAMAGE THE ROOT BALL. Fill the hole with Bumper Crop and topsoil. Mix and water with Root Master, a transplant and rooting solution. This will help your newly planted tree or shrub to grow new roots. Continue to use the Root Master weekly, until it is gone.
Ease the plant out of the pot without disturbing the root ball. Plant the plant directly in the hold Fill the hole with Bumper Crop and topsoil Mix and water with Root Master. This will help you newly planted tree or shrub to grow new roots. Continue to use Root Master weekly, until it is gone.
Monitor your plants daily. Water slowly so as to attain deep water penetration, which encourages widespread root development.
Feed annuals and perennials weekly with Bud & Bloom fertilizer