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Should I use a special type of soil or add any fertilizer when backfilling the hole around the root ball?
You should always backfill the hole with the same soil you dug out of the hole to begin with. However, it’s a good idea to add some plant food...
Make the hole 6 inches wider than the diameter of the container it came in. Also don’t dig the hole any deeper than the depth of the container,...
Regular watering is vital to a new tree’s health. New trees need at least 1” of water per week, whether it’s by irrigation or from...
Instead of using a grow lamp, will placing my plants under a regular fluorescent or incandescent lamp work?
It might, depending on the light. But it probably won’t be as effective. Different stages of plant growth require different light spectra. The...
It depends on when you started your seeds. It’s usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks before plants are hearty enough to be transplanted outside. Just...
Potting soil is a mix of several ingredients, including peat moss, compost perlite and vermiculite. Some compost also contains fertilizer, which...
Not by itself. Garden soil has a lot of great trace minerals that are good for growing plants, but it doesn’t have the proper drainage...
The same time of year that is recommended for planting the plants you choose...
As long as the soil temperature is 50 degrees for higher, you can plant seed. However, the best two times are in the spring, when the soil is moist,...
Use fertilizer spikes. The size of the tree’s trunk will tell us how many you should use, and always put them in the ground at the drip...
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