vdotmatrix
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Blue Rug Juniper

i live in alexandria, va.

I am having BRJ delivered in 3gal pots..

How should I go about installing these guys on the slope of my property...i have search the web looking for instructions on how to transfer but can't find diddly!

I read somewhere it was into a top soiled hole, twice as wide half as deep just up to the root ball. cover with top sol and enjoy...

Can anyone please elaborate?

Vincent
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Okay Vdotmatrix, here you go! Hope it helps.

- Dig a planting hole that is large enough and deep enough for the soil ball to be surrounded by a 3 to 4 inch layer of planting mixture. The hole should be deep enough to ensure that the top of the soil ball will be about 1 inch below the surface of the soil after planting.

- Your planting mixture should include some compost, manure, mulched leaves, etc, mixed in with the soil.

- Water your plants thoroughly in their pots.

- Cut down the sides of the container when it is standing on the base of the hole, and remove this very carefully, so as to not break any roots.

- Check the surface of the soil for any circling or tangled roots, and loosen those away, but do not break up the soil ball.

- Fill the space between the soil ball and the sides of the hole with planting mixture. Firm down the planting mixture with your hands.

- After you have planted the bush, you should be left with a shallow basin surrounding it. This is to help retain water.

- Give your plants another good watering.

You're Done! Have fun digging - let us know how it goes, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! :wink:

Val

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grandpasrose wrote:Okay Vdotmatrix, here you go! Hope it helps.

- Dig a planting hole that is large enough and deep enough for the soil ball to be surrounded by a 3 to 4 inch layer of planting mixture. The hole should be deep enough to ensure that the top of the soil ball will be about 1 inch below the surface of the soil after planting.

- Your planting mixture should include some compost, manure, mulched leaves, etc, mixed in with the soil.

- Water your plants thoroughly in their pots.

- Cut down the sides of the container when it is standing on the base of the hole, and remove this very carefully, so as to not break any roots.

- Check the surface of the soil for any circling or tangled roots, and loosen those away, but do not break up the soil ball.

- Fill the space between the soil ball and the sides of the hole with planting mixture. Firm down the planting mixture with your hands.

- After you have planted the bush, you should be left with a shallow basin surrounding it. This is to help retain water.

- Give your plants another good watering.

You're Done! Have fun digging - let us know how it goes, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! :wink:

Val
Ahhhh, guidance thank you very much! tommorow is the beggining!

Vincent

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You're very welcome! That's what the forum's all about, people helping people!
Hope all goes well - let us know. Feel free to ask any questions, and come back again!! :wink:

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Thanks for that, Val...

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No problem.......

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