Step 1: Unpack all of your plants right away and water thoroughly with a hose before planting.
Step 2: Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the middle of the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight and not leaning from all sides.
Step 3: Fill up hole with water. Do not use any hose attachments or sprayers.
Step 4: Mix up the potting soil and existing soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water.
Step 5: Fertilize around your plant with our slow release fertilizer (if purchased). Our special fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 6 months.
Step 6: Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2” of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out. Do not make any funnel or mounds.
Step 7 - Most Important Step: When watering do not use any attachments on your hose. Always water at the base of the plant. Do not rely on your irrigation system to establish plants.
Week 1 - Water 5-10 minutes everyday.
Week 2 - Water 5-10 minutes 4 times per week.
Week 3 - Water 5-10 minutes 3 times per week.
Week 4 - Water 5-10 minutes as needed depending on the weather.
*If plant is wilting, continue to water multiple times per day until wilt is gone.