How to Plant a Shrub

Man planting barberry shrub
My Garden Life
October 4, 2019
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How to Plant a Shrub

1. Choose a location that will allow the roots to spread and branches to grow freely.
2. Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and two times as wide.
3. Remove the shrub from its container and place the root ball in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is at soil level.
4. Fill the hole until the soil line is just at the base of the plant and even with the surrounding soil surface.
5. Gently tamp the soil around the shrub to remove air pockets.
6. Water the shrub well and add a 2-inch (5cm) layer of mulch around the planting area. Continue to water regularly the first three years after planting, until the plant is well established.

If you’d like to know how to transplant other types of plants, then you can find more planting instructions here.

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