Planting Guide

Proper planting goes a long way toward insuring success in the garden. Follow these easy steps to get your plants off to a good start.

Planting Guide

  1. Dig a hole three times the width of the container and twice the depth; this will insure that excess water will be below the root system of the plant.
  2. Amend the soil removed from the hole with an equal part of Head-Lee’s Premium Soil Conditioner. This product is designed to loosen heavy clay soil to improve soil drainage in times of excess rain or irrigation. It is formulated with the essential nutrients to get the plant off to a good start. Make sure to mix the soil and soil conditioner thoroughly together.
  3. Fill hole with the prepared soil so that the plant will sit 2-3 inches above the natural level of the soil. This will ensure good drainage. Then back fill and mound soil around the entire root ball of the plant.
  4. Cover with 1-2 inches of mulch, this will prevent some weeds and help retain moisture in the soil.
  5. One of the most important steps is watering. Newly planted plants can not acquire moisture from the surrounding soil and need to be watered regularly. It may take 2 years before a plant can survive on its own, depending on the type of plant. It is also very important to water the root ball of the plant rather than the surrounding soil because there are no roots in that area to acquire water. Careful inspection of the plant on a daily basis will help in determining how much to water.
  6. Our dedicated staff is here to help you, so feel free to call us when you have a question.