3 Tips for Transplanting Conifers

According to some gardeners, autumn is the best time of year to plant conifers. So, for those of you who wish to take advantage of this Fall season, here are some tips on transplanting conifers:

1 – Don’t Plant Above Root Flare – Transplanted conifers, like any uprooted plant, can have compromised root structures. That’s just the way it is. But, root systems can be rebuilt and the first step in accomplishing this is to take care in your planting. Don’t plant the roots too deep, or they could have trouble getting the necessary nutrients to expand and flourish.

2 – Nourish With Peat, Compost or Manure – This only applies to cases of poor soil quality. If you find yourself in this situation, then you’ll need to offer your plant some actual nutrients, and these natural fertilizers will allow your conifers to really grow.

3 – Careful Watering – While mature conifers don’t require much, if any, watering… recently transplanted conifers really need maintenance. Everything works toward developing a proper root system, so cater to that with regular watering. Over time, you won’t have to do this any more, but you’ll definitely want to in the beginning.

Of course, for any of this to make, you’ll need some new plants. So, contact Cold Stream Farm’s wholesale shrub nursery for more information.