Plant Installation

One of the easiest ways to make your lawn better is adding plants and shrubs.  Any property for that matter can be made to look more beautiful, by simply adding a little life to the area.  But, before you can go around adding things to a yard, you must know how to do it properly.  Plant installation may appear to be a simple task, but it is only easy if you have all the preparations taken care of.

The first thing to look at when embarking on a plant installation is of course the soil.  The soil you’re lawn has naturally is not always the best for an individual plant.  In some cases, the natural soil may be fine, but you should do some research and even take a soil test to find out exactly what you have.

Fertilizer can be an important part for any plant’s growth.  The wrong type of fertilizer can result in days or even weeks of hard work with no payoff.  Meaning that you can work your hands to the bone to make a plant grow, but if the fertilizer isn’t right the plant will ultimately die.

Another very important factor when installing a plant on your lawn is transplanting.  The removal and re-planting of any plant life can cause serious damage to the plant.  Much like other parts of lawn maintenance, doing a transplant will vary depending on plant, style, location and a number of other different factor.  Again you must do some research to determine the best method for your individual needs.

However, there are some key rules to follow that will apply to most plants.  One thing you should always keep in mind when moving any plant is to be careful and take great consideration of the root system.

Many plants are hyper sensitive to movement, and too much movement will result in a shock to the plant.  When a plant is moved too many times or without care the “shock” will most definitely result in the plant dying.

One of the best methods to ensure you’re plant will not receive a shock, is to play special attention to root system.  In order to do this you must start from the time you decide to remove the plant.  When you remove any plant life and you want to keep it alive you must dig around the root system.  A good measure to ensure you save the whole root is to dig out an area twice the size of the roots.    

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