Michael Stober - Master Gardener
110 Hidden Hill Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29301
109 Knollwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Mon - Sat: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
- Only use healthy top soil with ample amounts of natural material when planting.
- To decrease the shock of transplanting, plant your flowers, shrubs and trees on a breezy or overcast day. Also, planting at sunrise or just before the dusk helps lessen the strain on the plant.
- Almost all plants should be planted in the spring. Ask Sunburst Nursery and Landscape Inc. for tips on planting the plants you want to use.
- The hole ought to be about twice the size of the root ball but the identical deepness of the root ball.
- After removing the plant from its pot, you have to stimulate the roots by evenly rubbing the root ball. Get rid of any wires and burlap from the root ball for trees and shrubs.
- Now you can lay the plant in the opening. Make sure the plant is situated on the soil line.
- With the original soil, fill the hole about half full.
- To remove any trapped air, lightly repack the soil.
- Water the plant thoroughly.
- Fill the hole with top soil, pack it again to get out any other air pockets, and water one more time.
- Coat the foundation of the plant with quality mulch.
- Follow the watering directions for the plant. Keep the plants healthy by watering often for the first year until it establishes a good root system.