relocating plants - Knowledgebase Question

Saint Cloud, Fl
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Question by cls1353
June 20, 2010
building a pool and need to relocate plants but can't replant them for 3 weeks how do I keep them thriving

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2010
This might be a bit of a challenge, especially with the hot summer weather in full swing. You can dig and temporarily place them in large containers, or you can dig the plants and 'heel' them into a vacant garden spot by grouping them together and mounding soil over the roots. If you do this, choose a shady spot and cover the mound of soil with several inches of mulch such as wood chips or sawdust to help keep the soil from drying out. You'll need to pay close attention to watering needs. The soil, because it is above ground, will dry out quickly so thorough, daily watering might be required. Best wishes with the move!

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