Tips To Great Landscaping


Manhattan Tree Services Explain Steps To Ensure Successful Tree Planting


Based on experience, most Bronx tree company experts will acknowledge that there are seven key steps to take in order to ensure the full establishment of newly planted trees and shrubs. In most cases, property owners are at loss regarding the best time to plant their trees, a factor which can greatly influence the success or otherwise of the venture.


According to tree planting experts, the fall is the best time to plant trees in order to allow them ample time to establish in the ground. To be clear on thus, if you aim to give your tree or shrub the best chance of survival as part of your landscaping need ahead of the next spring, choose fall season as the best time to plant.


One of the very reasons why it is recommended that you choose the fall season is because this period allows the plant maximum time to settle into the new environment before it has to be exposed to the heat and stress which summer is characterized with. In addition, the cooler air offered by the fall season is kinder to the plant foliage thus reducing the chances of energy aping chain reaction throughout the rest of the plant while beneath the surface, the temperature is just warm enough to provide excellent conditions for root growth.


Having established the fall season as the best planting season for the trees and shrubs, below are the seven tips that are recommended to ensure that you record success with your landscaping project.


Keys To Landscaping Success

Prepare the proper planting hole


When preparing to plant your tree, there is the need for you to make a planting hole which is twice or three times wider than the current root mass of the plant. However, be sure to mind the depth of the hole as it should never be deeper than in the plant’s previous environment.


Plant high


When planting, it is recommended that you pay attention to the root ball and have at least 25 percent of the root higher than the surrounding soil level. Once this is done, be sure to taper the soil and the root ball while adding a generous amount of mulch to protect the root. This is recommended because newly disturbed soil tends to settle over time.


Inspect the root and disturb only when necessary


Before planting, be sure to carefully inspect the root to be sure that it is in the right condition. If the roots have started growing in the shape of the container or appear to be bound in a circular pattern, it is recommended that you gently disturb it to break up the pattern. This will encourage proper growth and adaptation of the tree in its new location.


Know when to amend the soil


One of the reasons why it is recommended that you dig a wider hole is to ensure that the roots have a wider area to work with. It is also recommended that you add organic matter or certified compost to the soil as part of amendments to make it better.


Eliminate air pockets


Take proper care to lightly tamp or hand-pack the soil around the plant root in order to eliminate air pockets.


Add Mulch


Place about three inches of organic matter such as ground bark, shredded leaves or wood mulch around the plant to protect the root and plant base.


Keep watering


Water is essential for the healthy growth of your plant and as such, it is recommended that you add a generous amount of water to the plant until it is well established.


To learn more about caring for your trees, visit:



Manhattan Tree Services
122 Norfolk Street Apt 1.
New York, NY 10002
(646) 585-2889

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