120 Aspen polars. need help planting

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mkirby, May 28, 2008.

  1. mkirby

    mkirby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    They are coming in 2 gallon pots. I am pre drilling the holes and would like some help.

    What size of auger bit should I use? I was thinking 15 inch?
    They are going in clay based ground so I need to replace the clay with manure when planting, how many yards of soil do I need for these trees?

    Thanks Mike
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Don't plant directly in manure, or you will have 120 dead plants. The amount of soil needed is going to be soley dependent on how much you remove. Only you can answer that question.
  3. mkirby

    mkirby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Sorry, I meant manure mix. I want to have a 15 inch diameter whole if that works and it will be about 6 inches deeper than the 2 gallon pale the trees come in.
    So I am total guessing 2 gallons multiplied by 120?
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Woudn't peat moss be a better option than mixed manure?

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