- Plant the larger plants. Before installing the weed barrier or mulch, plant any 5 gallon or larger plants. Smaller plants can be added later.
- Dig a hole. Using a shovel, dig a hole that is as deep as the rootball and 3 times wider than it.
- Rough up the root ball, and cut away any large roots that have circled at the bottom of the container.
- Partially backfill the hole with soil mixed with compost, place the plant in it, backfill the hole completely and then gently press the plant in.
Tip: Select the right plant for the right place! Check out StopWaste's website for plant selection tips and plant lists.