Shrubs Basic Care
“Once you’ve chosen the right shrub, it’s time to plant.”
When designing a garden, you can rely on shrubs to create focal points.
Here are some simple tips you can follow:
- Water the shrubs before planting; this helps reduce the stress of transplanting and helps to keep the soil ball intact.
- Dig a hole. The hole should be the same depth as the pot of the plant and about twice as wide to give the shrub’s roots room to spread.
- Take the plant out of its’ pot, loosen the soil around the sides, and center it in the hole at the same depth it was growing in the pot.
- Fill the hole around the shrub with soil. Use your hands to firm up the soil around the root ball.
- Add compost or mulch around the edge of the hole.
- Water allowing to soak down to the roots.
- Add well balanced Fertilizers when needed.
- Use loppers or hand pruners to remove dead stems, wayward or crossing branches.
Cut dead stems back to a point where you can see fresh growth.
“Good gardening practices are the key to growing beautiful shrubs.”
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