Do you want your backyard to look more attractive? Seeding shrubs can give your home a remarkably new look. But, are you aware of the proper way of planting shrubs?
Check out this simple guideline for planting shrubs!
Choose The Spot For Planting The Shrub
Before seeding your plant, determine the best site in your property the shrubs will fit. Pick an area where the bright color of the shrub is much welcome and blends well with the surrounding. You can choose the best location after or before the annuals and perennials.
Prepare The Ground
After identifying the correct spot for your plant, it’s critical to prepare the ground before sowing. To be safe, have the water and gas lines labeled, and check for debris and rocks in the preferred location. Conduct soil test to define its pH and availability of nutrients.
Many shrubs can survive in many varieties of well-drained soil. Rocky and clay soils are poor in drainage compared to loamy and sandy soils.
Dig a Hole
Now dig a hole that is twice the depth and width of the root ball of the shrub. This is to leave the space around the plant to be backfilled with soil. To improve drainage, flatten the ground at the bottom of the hole or gently elevate it in the middle.
Plant The Shrub
Check the depth by placing the plant in the hole; the root ball should be in level with the soil. To eliminate air pockets, backfill with the excavated soil while lightly firming the soil near the roots. You should backfill to the top of the root ball.
Water and Mulch
Water your newly planted shrub thoroughly to settle the soil for a healthier root growth. Add more water to the soil to ensure the top is moistened but not soggy. Apply a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture and keep the roots cool.