6 Simple steps to planting a tree

6 Simple steps to planting a tree

  1. Soak the tree while you work to ensure the root ball is soaked through, as a dry root ball could reject water from surrounding soil
  2. Dig a hole that is at least twice the size of the existing ball of the tree
  3. Improve your soil to help the plant survive log term. Consider using a good fertilizer to help feed the plant.
  4. Take the plant out of the pot in a way that keeps the roots as intact as possible.
  5. Place the plant in the hole, and back-fill it with soil to cover the roots.
  6. Water the plant it. This ensures the soil settles around the plant and roots get good contact with the soil.

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