Planting a 7' tree question - Knowledgebase Question

Woodbridge, Vi
Question by rhyoung1
May 4, 2009
I want to cover the bottom of the hole with 6

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2009


The most important consideration is adequate drainage holes in the bottom of the container. Without drainage holes, no amount of stones in the bottom will keep the roots of your tree out of stagnant water, which will eventually suffocate the roots and kill the tree. As long as the container has plenty of good drainage, you can fill the bottom with stones, up to about a third of the height of the container, then use amended garden soil to fill the rest of the container, up to about 3" from the rim. Dig a hole to plant the tree and then mulch over the surface of the soil after the tree has been installed.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Autumn Colour"