EUGENE, Ore. — In the garden we often talk about flowers and vegetables, but there are other plants–shrubs, trees and bushes.
Trees and shrubs are definitely a lot bigger than your starts that you buy, and so you want to make sure that you get them planted properly.
First, take a look at the size of the container and dig your hole one and a half times wider than that container. You don’t really need to go much deeper than just to get the plant in at about the surface level of your soil.
Get your plant in a nice soil, like a soil-building compost, something that’s really going to get that plant off to a good start.
To make sure it’s got that solid start, use a root stimulator, which basically tells that plant to wake up and start to grow. It takes it out of that shock of being transplanted.
You can definitely plant trees and shrubs later in the season in the summer. You just have to be really diligent about watering because you don’t want that plant, when it’s just trying to get rooted in to dry out.