Transplanting Tips

Tom is personally and professionally invested in his nursery and wants you to be successful with your purchase. Be sure to view our Nursery and Nursery Inventory pages for more details. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing plants for your landscape: How often will you be able to check and maintain the plants during the first year that includes the first growing season and winter? Every day? Once a week? Only once a month?

Daily inspection can alert you to problems like under watering or animal damage. But additional things can be put in place if the plants will only be checked occasionally.

Are you able to recognize signs of deer, rabbits, mice, voles and other animals that commonly damage and kill vegetation prior to choosing the best plants that resist damage?

Transplanting larger plants and trees reduces the risk of animal damage, but almost all sites need some level of protection.

Do you plan to modify the soil on dry sites or in areas that are very wet for optimal growing conditions?

Conditioning the soil, adding swales to catch water and building up areas where there is a high water table may be necessary for plant survival and growth.

What will you do to prepare and install things needed to maintain the site before you plant?

Preparing, mulching and digging holes prior to picking up your plants is recommended to allow for quick transplanting. Placing your plants in the ground as soon as possible is highly recommended.

Would you like any additional services with your purchase like a site assessment, consultation or planning?

A successful landscape requires planning. How will these plants fit into and enhance your current landscape? We offer a wide range of consulting services from site assessments, design, site preparation, delivery, and installation. It is more important that we sell you the right plants for your environment, than we sell you plants that aren’t a good fit.