Guides and Tutorials
How To Pot A Plant
How To Plant A Tree
Step 1: Choose a Pot!
Make sure the pot has a hole for drainage
Pot should be neither too big nor too small; roughly 2" larger in diameter than the plant is preferable
Place a pot ship or rocks above drainage hole to prevent clogging
Step 2: Plant your plant!
Use a good quality, well-drained potting soil. Try our Perino's blend that we mix in house!
Don't plant too deep! Make sure that the top of the rootball is exposed, free from excess soil and/or mulch
Step 3: Fertilize!
Step 5: Water!
Water your plant thoroughly till water runs out of the pot
Water plant as needed. There's no answer for exactly how often to water your plant; it depends on the type of your plant and the conditions of your plants location.
Step 1: Site prep!
Clear area of debris & grass (2' perimeter)
Loosen & turn soil; add soil conditioner & top soil
Step 2: Dig hole!
Use the nursery pot to gauge how deep the hole should be; top of root ball should be 2" ABOVE soil level
Make hole wide enough so that loose, soft soil can surround the root ball
Step 3: Plant it!
*Double check planting depth
Always make sure plant is thoroughly watered BEFORE you plant
Back fill hole with fresh soil
Step 4: Fertilize!
Use a good control release fertilizer, we like Harrell's Super Green
Step 5: Mulch!
Use a good quality mulch like cypress or pine needle; make sure not to go too thick or too close to the trunk.
This helps suppress weeds, retain water, and keeps the grass from growing up to the plant ( NEVER weed-eat around the trunk-if you nik the bark it can be FATAL!)
Step 6: Water!
Make sure to thoroughly water plant in; really soak that root ball.
Make sure to check the plant daily and check the actual root ball, if it is dry water! (VERY IMPORTANT for the first year of planting; you do not want your new roots to suffer)
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Lawn care can be one of the most tricky aspects of curb appeal. Different seasons come with different problems and obstacles.
January-February- Lawn should be dormant. Monitor for fungus, during warm winters you can spray for weeds.
March- Apply pre-emergent weed granules, spray liquid herbicides for weeds in the lawn
April- Weed and feed if necessary, if not use a regular fertilizer with iron. Resume watering schedule to keep your lawn hydrated.
May- Monitor weather. If we are wet apply fungicide as a preventative. You can still spray for weeds if we are below 85 degrees.
June-August- Monitor lawn for insect damage, chinch bugs and sod webworm love hot weather. Keep lawn hydrated. Mild fertilizers like milorganite can be used.
September- When temperatures are below 85 degrees it is safe to spray for
weeds again. In the end of September you can put down your winterizer.
October- Put down your pre-emergent granules to prevent winter and spring weeds.
November- December- Grass will begin to go dormant, monitor for fungus and spray weeds as necessary.