What You Need to plant Your Potted Flowers:
- Shovel or Hand Trowel
- Planting Compost or other Soil Amendment
- G&B Starter Organic Fertilizer
- Gloves & optional Safety- Eye Protection, Garden Clothes
- Water from the Hose or can with water
- Stakes, Supports (optional)
- Your Plants!
1. Dig a Hole as Deep as the Roots or Root Ball is Tall, and Twice as Wide. If you did deeper than that, the roots can sink, causing the plant to be too deep covering the crown. If you don’t dig twice as wide, the plant may be stunted or make it harder to grow laterally.
2. Place Plants Roots into Hole. If Bare Root: Make a Mound with Soil, Fan Roots Symmetrically on Mound. Potted: Take Plant out of Pot, Loosen Roots, Add Root Ball into Hole. Make Sure Plant is Upright & Straight, not leaning or crooked.
3. Add G&B Starter Fertilizer (see directions or use approximately ½ cup per 1’ of plant height) with 1/2 Organic Planting Compost and ½ Native Soil. Mix Well, add more soil if needed. Don’t cover the crown, graft junction or trunk apex.
4. Tamp Soil, Add Mulch or Top Dress with Compost. Water in well. Make sure plant is firmly in the ground & is visually appropriate. Add Stake Supports if desired.