Planting Tips

  • Dig a hole at least twice as wide and slightly deeper than the pot size.
  • Loosen the soil at the sides, fill the hole with water and allow it to drain away.
  • Gently remove the plant and place it in the hole (ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding ground) and backfill with the remaining soil.
  • Press the backfill down with your hands and make a saucer-shaped depression to hold water.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of organic fertiliser around the drip zone of the plant, water in well.
  • Mulch with at least 75mm coarse organic material, e.g. cane mulch, dry grass clippings, keeping the mulch away from the stem of the plant.
  • Water weekly for the first two months and prune as required to encourage bushier growth.
  • For more green-finger tips and tricks, visit Council's Gardening webpage.

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