Taking Care Of Your Plant

Hahira Nursery would like to provide you with some quick tips on taking care of your plants and how to keep your plant happy and healthy.

We do our best to ensure that your plants will be safe and happy on their journey to you. However, if your plant(s) have arrived in less than ideal condition, please visit hahiranursery.com to review our plant warranty.

Questions? Please contact us at info@hahiranursery.com

First, immediately remove your plant(s) from the shipping box and remove all wrapping material. We recommend you transfer your plant to its permanent location and water thoroughly for best results.

Tips on Planting

  • Step 1: Choose a location that will allow the roots to spread and branches to grow freely; away from building foundations, walls, decks, windows, and powerlines.
  • Step 2: Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and two times and wide.
  • Step 3: Remove the tree from its container and place the root ball in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is at soil level.
  • Step 4: Fill the hole until the soil line is just at the base of the plant and even with the surrounding soil surface.
  • Step 5: Gently tamp the soil around the tree to remove air pockets.
  • Step 6: Water the tree well and add a 2-inch layer of mulch, such as shredded bark, around the planting area. Continue to water regularly the first three years after planting, until the plant is well established.

Let’s Talk about Watering

Water is key to the life of your plant’s health but how much and how often can be difficult to determine. Here are a few tips to help you.

  • Tip 1: Check the soil before watering — an inch to an inch-and-a-half below the top for water.
  • Tip 2: Water where the roots are.
  • Tip 3: Mix the soil with the appropriate “plant food” or fertilizer.
  • Tip 4: Consistently water until the plant is firmly rooted into the ground… once the plant is rooted you can either use irrigation or continue to water by hand.
  • Tip 5: Don’t let them go dry— water either in the morning or early evening.
  • Tip 6: Mind the season and where your plant is located.

For more information, please download our guide.

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