Not planting a seed, or re-planting a small grown plant, planting a tree is an art in itself!
Got a Jane Magnolia tree 3-4 feet tall delivered home.
The stems are not green like in plants, they are thick and a shade of brown!
Dig a hole twice as wide to fit that bottom bulb (soil + roots). The top of the bulb needs to be at the same level as the ground once it is planted.
Mix some new and old soil and layer the bottom. Then place the bulb in the center and fill it with water.
Using a water hose is better to fill water. Let the water settle down and the pit needs to be half filled with water. Takes about 15 minutes at least.
Mix the planting mix, new soil and old soil and pour it into the water filled pit.
The soil around the tree should not be soggy. Press and keep adding more soil till it sets.
Add a fertilizer and layer of mulch on the top soil around it!
Add a wire fence around it till it grows for a season. If you live in an area where there are deer – the fence protection helps!
Feels great to plant a tree!
Now, to wait and watch it grow…!!!