Richard Hentschel talks more about the kinds of trees, shrubs and evergreens available to homeowners. Richard compares Potted Plants and Balled and Burlapped. He also discusses what a proper planting hole is, amending backfill material and watering during the whole transplant time frame. Planting depth is very important. Paying attention to the crown area on any tree, shrub or evergreen is critical. Planting too deep is one of the most common mistakes. Find out where the crown is and then we know how deep to dig the planting hole.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.