Then tip the ball in the opposite direction and pull the.
Oct 27, JR, The No BS Gardener, shows you how to properly dig and burlap a tree or shrub to transplant. With a Spade Shovel or Transplanter, dig around the base off the plant at least 3 inches from the base of the stem - for larger plants start 6 to 10 inches from the bases, going slowly so that you don't damage the root zone. Dig out further if you hit roots. Try to keep the root ball intact.
For larger trees or shrubs, consider getting a tarp to lay the transplant on and ask a friend for help lifiting -- even for medium sized shrubs. Dig a Precise Hole. Dig a new planting hole where you intend to move the shrub before you dig it up. When you do dig up the plant, sever the roots around it by driving a shovel all the way around it - 12" to 15" from the center of the shrub.
Then angle the shovel sharply to get to the roots directly beneath it, and begin cutting them as well.
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Jun 29, Dig a trench all around the base of the shrub with a pointed shovel. 6. Use a straight-blade transplanting shovel to dig under root ball of shrub. stumpcleanup.bar: Roger Cook. Nov 30, If you are like me, digging up bushes and trees SUCKS. And never gets all of the roots up, unless you dig a monster hole. So here is a MUCH better way, and Author: Erik Radzins. Jun 04, How to Move Your Garden Without Killing Your Plants.
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If you are able, choose the season you move. The worst time to move a garden is in the heat of the summer. Not only is the dryness damaging to the Mark where everything is going to go first. Pot, bucket or burlap: get Reviews: 6.