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STEP 1 >> SOIL PREPARATION
Aerate or turn compacted soils. Test the pH level of the soil. Most plants prefer a neutral reading between 6 -7pH.
For acidic soils (below 4pH) – add Dolomite Lime and Compost.
For alkaline soils (above 9pH) – add Organic Matter and Iron Sulphate.
STEP 2 >> IMPROVE WATER PENETRATION
Add a Soil Wetter Agent to help with water absorption, particularly if you have sandy soil or pots that are no longer re-wetting. Either Granular or Liquid Soil Wetting Agents are available.
STEP 3 >> CHOOSE SUITABLE PLANTS
Successful planting begins with species selection. Make sure you read the plant label to make sure the plant is suitable to your planting conditions. Consider height/width, sun/shade aspect, soil type, frost tolerance and drought tolerance.
STEP 4 >> PLANT SUCCESSFULLY
At planting stage follow our helpful guide ‘How to Plant your Plants Successfully’
STEP 5 >> WATER & FERTILISE
Water the plants in well and 1-2 times per week until established. Use a combination of Seasol and water. Apply a suitable slow release fertiliser.
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STEP 6 >> MULCH
Apply mulch around the base of the plant to a depth of 75mm and allow it to extend to approx 1m in diameter.
HINT: Keep mulch clear of the trunk to avoid collar rot.