Gardening Tips (II)
When planting container grown plants, disturb the roots
as little as possible so that they continue to benefit from
the compost they are grown in. Water as usual after
When planting bare rooted trees and shrubs, spread the
roots out like an umbrella, twisted roots stunt growth.
As you cover the roots with soil shake the plant from
time to time to allow the soil to drop down well
between them. Water well after planting.
Put support stakes in before you plant a new tree to
avoid the possibility of damaging the roots.
Tips courtesy of FamilyCorner.com Magazine -- http://familycorner.com
May be printed for personal and educational purposes only.
Copyright © 2005, FamilyCorner.com Magazine, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Click to return to the tip