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A little off the subject

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cuttenup, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Messages: 131

    I bought some 3 & 5 gal. apple trees to plant on a piece of property that I hunt on.It has been very hot & dry here & I dont have a real good way to water the trees if I plant them now so I would like to wait utill fall to plant them. What can I do untill then to keep the trees alive?
     
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    If in containers place them in shade and keep watered. Bare root plant in a temporary location where you can keep watered until they go dormant this fall.
     
  3. MILSINC

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    For this situation, place 3 to 5 Rain Bird Gel Packs around the plant, according to the directions. This will keep the plant watered for 90 days. Once you plant it, dump a pail of water on it to get the gel started. This stuff works great.
     
  4. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Messages: 131

    Thanks for the info. and help!
     

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