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Old 04-03-2011, 02:36 PM
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One more question. Why put the mulch down before installing the plants? Just learning as much as i can.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:53 PM
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A cheap $14.00 bulb auger from Lowes! Best money ever spent. I bought it a month or so ago for an Ivy job where we put in about 900 plants. Bought the drill just for these jobs also...60.00 I think.

I do use a Stihl earth auger for this type of stuff also. More heavy duty bit and I also have a bit for the Stihl that is perfect for 1 gallon pots (like perennials and stuff)...but the DeWalt and cheap bit id the way to go. No fuel, no restarting it, lightweight. It's much better.
Ya, the cheap auger is great for small plant installs and bulb installs in the fall.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:32 PM
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:05 PM
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One more question. Why put the mulch down before installing the plants? Just learning as much as i can.
It's just much easier when doing a planting of this size. Imagine trying to squeeze mulch in and around all those tiny plants...and make it look good and consistent. It's better to get that done before instead of trampling around afterwards.

And like I said before, a good, organic mulch is fine to work into the planting holes a little bit along with the soil.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:08 PM
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It's just much easier when doing a planting of this size. Imagine trying to squeeze mulch in and around all those tiny plants...and make it look good and consistent. It's better to get that done before instead of trampling around afterwards.

And like I said before, a good, organic mulch is fine to work into the planting holes a little bit along with the soil.
Good call didn't even think of that.. i was just asking because i felt like a good amount of the dirt you dig up with the drill would end up being on the surface and just not make the mulch look good but maybe there wouldnt be enough dirt to notice.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:37 PM
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.....a good amount of the dirt you dig up with the drill would end up being on the surface and just not make the mulch look good .....
That happens. You end up with soil on the top and somewhat mixed in. But we try to take our hands and "ruffle it up" a bit while planting, so the mulch and soil mix.

There's no way to avoid soil on top doing it this way. It would take a week to do the job if you picked all the soil off the mulch!

You can always sling or throw (literally) some fresh mulch over the top for some color after you're finished planting.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:39 PM
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Perfect, where in L-ville are you buying Wolverine products? JDL ??? We're interested in getting some of their shovels and rakes this year. All I see at JDL on this side of the river are spades for edging.

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Perfect, where in L-ville are you buying Wolverine products? JDL ??? We're interested in getting some of their shovels and rakes this year. All I see at JDL on this side of the river are spades for edging.

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JDL has the spades but not much else.... Ridge Wholesale nursery off Taylorsville Rd in Louisville has a small wall of Wolverine stuff... about 6 different tools (spades, pitchforks, scoop shovels, Long handle spades, etc)

I have not been to the old Lose Brothers nursery in J-Town (which is now called Nursery Liquidators or something) in a long time but they had lots of Wolverine as I remember.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:38 PM
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JDL has the spades but not much else.... Ridge Wholesale nursery off Taylorsville Rd in Louisville has a small wall of Wolverine stuff... about 6 different tools (spades, pitchforks, scoop shovels, Long handle spades, etc)

I have not been to the old Lose Brothers nursery in J-Town (which is now called Nursery Liquidators or something) in a long time but they had lots of Wolverine as I remember.
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