Planting Japanese Holly now?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jondcoleman, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    Hi everyone,

    Is is too late to plant some small (3 gal.) japanese holly's in a customer's front landscaping bed? Any advice on planting them? Thanks!

    Jon
     
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is a great time to plant them. Just make sure they are well watered in and continue to get watered as winter approaches.
     
  3. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Fall is for planting.
    mike
     
  4. ralphieboy

    ralphieboy LawnSite Member
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    make sure the hole is twice as wide as the root ball, plant at or a little above grade, tease roots before planting
     
  5. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wear something exciting when you tease those roots. LOL.
     
  6. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't even know how to tease roots .
     
  7. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the advice. What does teasing the roots mean?
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    On 1 gal pots, I will split the root ball into quarters at the bottom and rough up the sides to loosen the roots (eg. tease). On larger pots I will use a shovel to do essentially the same thing. If there is a mess of roots at the bottom of the pot, I shave them off.
     
  9. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
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    Thanks man!
     

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