In this video, Mitch demonstrates how to create a container garden including selecting the container type and appropriate
plants, proper soil blend, watering and fertilizing, and seasonal considerations.
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Hi, I’m Mitch Baker with American Plant Food. Now, we’re going to complete the backfilling of the new planting area. We’ve partially backfilled it and we’ve added our bio-stimulant. Now, we’re going to use the rest of this amended soil to create this nice mounded planting area.
So, we’re not getting rid of any soil. We’re going to use it all and we just want to firm this in. We’re not trying to compact it. We’re just firming the soil so it doesn’t get excess settling but we’re not compacting it.
When all this additional soil gets feathered around the planting area, now these were not putting any soil on top of the root ball that creates an artificial grade. We don’t want to do that. We want to bring the soil up to the top of the root ball but not over the top of the root ball.
So, the end result now should be a slightly raised mounded planting area that feathers quite a bit from the actual planting hole. This will allow for some settling. It will allow for moisture, rain water to infiltrate into the soil regularly. That’s the idea, we don’t want to pack that soil back in there and prevent moisture from getting into the soil.
Now, we have our tree in its new home, properly planted at the proper depth. The next step is to mulch the tree to protect the tree.