Spring potted stock is material that has been field grown, then potted into a fibre pot in early spring.
· Water plant thoroughly in container
· Choose a site that is suitable for the plant in question
· Dig the hole twice the width of the container, and twice the depth of the container
· Fill hole with approximately 1/3 peat moss, mix into existing soil
· With sharp knife, cut sides of fibre pot from top to bottom, remove upper rim of pot, remove bottom of pot
· Do not disturb the root system on spring potted trees (all fibre containers)
· Place Plant into hole at the same depth as in fibre pot, if plant is grafted, ensure graft is 5cm below soil
· Backfill with remainder of existing soil, add additional peat moss if required
· Pack soil, leaving soil around base of plant slightly higher than edges, allowing water to run to edges where it is needed most
· Water thoroughly, apply mulch around base of plant
· Staking newly planted Material
· Newly planted Trees will benefit from being staked for the first year. Shrubs will not require staking.