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Plant Care

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANT IN THE POT:


  1. Maple Leaf Home Gardens will do our best to choose a shady location near your front door for your plant delivery. If a shady location is not feasible for us, we ask that you please move your plants to the shade as soon as possible, especially if you will not be able to plant them right away.
  2. Your plants can be maintained in the pot for several days if you can’t get around to planting them on the day they are delivered.
  3. Please water your plants every morning while they are in the pot.

 

HOW TO PLANT YOUR PLANT:


  1. Dig a hole one and a half times bigger than the diameter of the pot, place your plant (without the plastic pot) in the hole, and back-fill with topsoil.
  2. Make sure the soil line of the plant matches the soil line of your garden bed. If you have mulch or plan to add mulch, raise your plant 1” above the existing garden bed grade.
  3. If planting a tree, we recommend that you stake it for the first season. This will ensure that your tree grows straight. The stake should be removed in the second year so the tree develops a strong trunk.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PLANT IN THE GARDEN: 


  1. Watering is very important for plant success, especially in the first year.
  2. Watering is always weather and plant dependent; however, you should generally water your newly potted plants every other day with a heavy watering.
    • Every day in the heat of summer may be necessary - especially for the first two-three weeks, and every third to fourth day might be more beneficial in the spring.
    • If you notice your plant looks dry and is wilting, water it right away.
  3. Fertilizer is not necessary for the first season. We make sure each of our plants have enough slow release fertilizer to remain healthy throughout the remainder of the growing season. Plants should be fertilized the following spring, to maintain vigor.