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STEP BY STEP GUIDES: How to transplant bareroot natives
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How to transplant bareroot natives

Design by Wendy Redding • Photos by Philip Hawkins
Adapted from Wildflower Magazine Spring 2011 VOL. 27, NO. 3.
 

Step 1

Gather a trowel or shovel, watering can with water, gloves and bare-root plant to transplant.

 

Step 2

Dig a hole one-and-a-half times larger than the size of the plants’ root system. Set soil aside.

 

Step 3

Center the plant so that all of its roots are in the hole and the plant’s base is at ground level.

 

Step 4

Fill the entire hole with water while keeping the plant centered. Begin slowly adding soil back in.

 

Step 5

Gently press soil around roots to remove air bubbles. Continue to fill and press until ground level is reached.

 

Step 6

Water the plant in thoroughly. This “mudding in” technique will insure a successful transplant.

 

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