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Don't forget to mulch. Mulch retains moisture, reduces weed competition, and provides a buffer from mowers. The wider the area you mulch the better, but mulch should be no more than two to four inches deep and should not touch the tree trunk.
Gardening in Grand Style Fall is ideal time to plant trees or shrubs
Select the right tree or shrub and care for it properly. When deciding what plants to buy, some considerations include soil pH, water needs, pest resistance and hardiness in cold and hot weather due to the wide range of temperatures that affect this region during winter and summer. Another important issue is the plant's size at maturity. I see many trees and shrubs that are planted too close to houses, driveways, and other locations where they must be either heavily pruned, destroying the natural shape, or eventually just cut down.
There is no need to fertilize or head back (remove some of the tree's top) trees. Tree roots are very capable of gathering sufficient nutrition, but for shrubs it's ok to fertilize some in the spring. It's not advised to head back a tree.
Remember to water adequately. Newly planted trees need a good amount of water to establish. Check almost daily for at least six weeks but do not waterlog the soil. There is no magic formula for watering so it's always best to periodically hand check the soil yourself. Smaller trees establish more quickly than larger ones.
If you have decided to buy a tree or shrub, keep in mind these eight basic rules for planting:
Backfill with native soil. If you are working on a large area then you can add soil amendments to the whole area, but if you are just digging a hole then you can just use the native soils.
A healthy plant is a good plant so when shopping check for signs of insect or disease and for physical damage such as skinned trunks or broken limbs. If it's a containerized (potted) plant check the roots to determine their condition. Avoid trees if they have been heavily pruned to balance tops and root systems. The size of the root ball should be proportional to the size of the plant, so be wary of large plants with small root balls. Be gentle with all plants and plant as soon as possible once you take the plants home. An important care tip is to lift and carry containerized or balled and burlapped (B plants only by the root ball or container; never carry them by the trunk of the plant.
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roughened not smooth. Dig the hole no deeper than the root ball of the plant so it sits on undisturbed soil and won't sink deeper over time. The root collar should be at or above the natural soil surface.
Dig the hole wide and shallow. The wider the better but it should be at least three to five times as wide as the container or B root system. The sides of the hole should gently slope and be Michael Kors Handbags With Gold Chains
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Wrap and stake only when necessary. Many newly planted trees do not require staking but it depends on location. When staking you should always allow for some trunk movement and only use soft materials such as canvas, carpet, cloth or rubber hose, don't put wire against the tree trunk. Staking usually only needs to be done for one to two years. Tree wraps are used on young, thin barked trees to prevent winter sun scald. Only wrap trees in the winter; never leave the wrap on year round.
Remove all packing materials including plastic containers, burlap, wires, strings, tags, etc. While it seems that everyone knows to remove the plastic container many people, even professionals, often mistakenly believe its ok to leave the burlap in place. Even organic burlap does not break down quickly enough when covered by soil and will constrict the roots as they emerge from the root ball. Place B plants in the hole and cut the burlap away everywhere except where the root ball sits on the soil. It's not advised to remove the burlap and then place the balled root system in Michael Kors Zip Around Purse the hole because it can break apart, damaging roots, as you try to place it in the hole.
We are starting to cool off after a long hot summer so that must mean fall is around the corner. During the fall soil temperatures are still warm enough to encourage root growth but the air temperatures are not so hot Michael Kors New Collection Bags
as to severely stress newly planted trees and shrubs by increasing transpiration or water needs. Of course, at this time of year it's not always easy to find the plant you want since nurseries don't always have the large selection of trees and shrubs that is available in the spring, but if you can find a quality tree or shrub you like then fall is a great time to plant.
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