Planting Tips for Container Plants
1. Dig the hole. The hole should be dug at a depth so that  the rootball will sit level with the ground.
Planting to deep is a major cause of plant death. The hole should be twice as wide as the rootball.

2. Lay the container & tree on the ground beside your hole, roll the pot and press on the sides while
rolling. This will help release the rootball from the pot, now take hold of the stem right against the
rootball and carefully remove the plant from its plastic pot.  
Always handle the plant by its rootball.
If root bound, loosen and spread roots.
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3. Make sure the plant is standing straight. Fill the hole with
the soil mixture; by hand, pack down the soil. Do not put soil
on top of the rootball.

4. Mulch around the base of the plant. The mulch should be 3
to 4 inches deep. Be sure to pull the mulch away from the plant
base to prevent disease and insect damage, especially in the

5. Water the plant slowly and thoroughly.
6. Keep plants watered during their first season, even drought tolerant plants. A weekly deep soaking
will encourage the root system. It is best to water early in the day, giving foliage a chance to dry out
before evening hours - to reduce disease possibilities and crown rot. Apply a layer of compost each
spring to provide nutrients and maintain soil health.
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