For those born with a green thumb planting flowers, shrubs, trees, and edibles seem so easy. Dig a hole. Put the plant in. Water. Done. For the rest of the world, it is a much more difficult task than merely digging a hole. There are many necessary steps to planting to make it a success. This article will discuss How to plant bare root trees, fruit trees, evergreens and shrubs and have success.
The very first step is choosing the right tree or shrub for the region. The easiest way to do this is to learn what the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone in which you live. Once you know this number, you can check the plant tag on your tree or shrub and find a perfect match for your zone.
Once you know what kind of tree or shrub to match your zone you are ready to get started, there are seven significant steps required to keep your tree healthy and active. One step is to find the best spot for your tree or shrub. Most tree or plant tags will outline whether the particular plant will do best with full, partial or no sun. Use this directive and find the perfect spot with just the right amount of sun.
The next step is to dig the hole. Typically you will want to dig the hole four to five times wider than the root ball. You would want to give the roots plenty of space to spread out to grow and thrive. The third step is to plant the roots of the tree or shrub. In this step, you must pay careful attention to place the roots careful into the hole, so they are not damaged. When you plant roots use great care.
Next, you will want to stake tree trunks. This is a significant step. To both provide the tree with additional support as well as keep the tree from leaning, you will need to stake tree trunks so that it is level. Be careful to stake the tree loosely so that the rope or twine is not digging into the bark. The fifth step is to water. Make sure to water the roots for a long while to ensure that they take hold and root genuinely into the soil.
The sixth step is to fertilize once a season. It is recommended that you use compost or a natural fertilizer when first planting. Using a commercial fertilizer can cause a newly planted tree or shrub to over-boost the tree and cause burn out after the initial planting is sure to fertilize once a season for the life of the tree.
The final step is to water well for the first five days. This ensures that the tree or shrub takes root and stays strong. If you water well for the early five days, you should have a healthy happy tree!