This is our Reference Page.  Important Information and FAQ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PLANTING TIPS FOR TREES AND SHRUBS                                                                                                                                                                                  

Before Planting:

-Make sure your Trees & Shrubs are well watered before planting.

-Place your new purchases in afternoon shade if you're unable to plant them right away during summer.

-Never plant during the heat of the day, wait until evening.

-Make sure you have the right location for your plant to thrive, check soil and exposure requirements.

-Most plants don't do well in poor draining soil.

-If you're unsure dig a test hole, fill it with water and see how quickly it drains.

 

Planting:

 

-Dig a hole that's as deep as the container or root-ball but twice as wide, if possible.

-Never create a water bowl in hard-pan the water will be unable to drain properly.

-Remove the plant carefully from the container. Never break up the root system on trees and shrubs.

-B&B trees should be planted intact, remove the string and roll back the burlap away from the trunk.

-Bury the burlap it is biodegradable

-Back fill the hole with the existing soil, for poor soils amend with a good quality bark mulch or compost.

-Sandy soils can be amended with peat moss, for better water retention.

-When back filling, make sure there are no air pockets or roots showing above the surface.

-Do not plant too deep; covering the trunk too high can lead to serious problems.

-Firm the soil gently around the plant, your foot works best.

-Stake large trees to keep them stable and growing straight

-Protect young trees from Deer and Rabbits.

-Give your newly planted tree or shrub a good soaking, depending on the weather.

 

After Care:

 

-Water regularly for at least the first two years after planting regardless if the plants are drought tolerant.

-It's important to develop a good root system; your plants will be able to tolerate long dry spells better.

-Water deeply and less often than a light sprinkle once a day, how often will depend on the weather.

-Best time to water is in the evening, this will help keep the soil hydrated through the night.

-Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring at least for the first five years.

 

Happy Gardening from Outback Nursery

Annette

6016 Headquarters Rd.

Courtenay

Email: outback.nursery@gmail.com

Hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Please Note:

We have a no refund or return policy on live plant material. Our plants are healthy when leaving the Nursery

Please insure they remain that way with proper care.

 

BARK MULCH SALES and DELIVERY

FIR/HEMLOCK bark mulch blend

$6.00 bag

$40.00 yard - your truck or trailer

If possible, please call ahead 250-218-8015 to ensure our equipment operator is on site.

DELIVERY and planting of your new trees and shrubs (for those items that won't fit in your hatchback)

Ask us for recommendations!

 

Plant spacing 

Boxwoods - 18"

Emeralds - 24"-30"

When planting a hedge spacing should not be any closer than 3 ft.  The taller you plan to grow your hedge, the wider the spacing.

Keep the on centre rule in mind - ie. if mature width is 15' then you can plant up to 8 feet apart - 

 

planting spacing also depends on how quickly you want full coverage and how much maintenance you wish to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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