wild life in the garden - Knowledgebase Question

Kingman, Ar
Question by babieblue14
February 3, 2010
We just purchased dorment peach trees, a prune tree, blue berry and black berry bushes. I would like to know the best time to plant them and how. We live in a warmer climate but we live in the mountains so the climate is much different then in town we live at about 6,500 elevation. Also we have regular elk and deer how do we keep them away from the new trees?

Answer from NGA
February 3, 2010


The best way to protect your new shrubs and trees is to fence them in. You can make cylinders out of hog wire or chicken wire and place them around the plants and trees to keep the deer and elk from browsing on them.

You can plant your trees and shrubs now. To plant your new trees and shrubs, dig holes as deep and wide as the nursery containers or if they are bareroot, dig a hole deep abd wide enough to accommodate the roots. You'll want them to be at the same soil level in the ground as they are now. Water them deeply after planting and remember to water once a week to help them become established before the hot weather arrives.

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