Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Compost is created when organic materials decompose.
When you mulch with compost, you feed your garden, prevent weeds, and fight plant and soil disease. The compost mulch you use in your garden is like soil – it is rich and black and comes from organic substances like yard waste, lawn clippings, leaves decomposing, kitchen, and garden waste.
Mulch is a material placed around your plants to help retain moisture to the roots. Mulch can be made from wood chips, dead leaves, kitchen or yard waste. Some mulches are made from old tires. Compost is organic, not wood or other unnatural ingredients.
Using your compost as mulch gives you a good mixture of nutrients leached into the soil around your plants. When it rains, small deposits of nitrogen and carbon are washed into the soil. This leaching improves your soil and helps plants grow lush and beautiful. The best part of compost mulch, it comes from your ingredients and is free.
When using mulch, make sure you spread a thick layer in your garden. Thick layers will essentially kill the weeds by shading them. Add about a 4-inch layer of compost around perennials. Extend the layer about 12-inches from the plants. The compost will work into the soil as your plants grow. Add more compost during the growing season.
Compost as a mulch can be very beneficial to plants during the winter months.
It will insulate your plants from the biting snow and ice. In the spring, remove compost from the plants and to allow the sunlight to warm the soil.
You can make compost by using a heap method. Start your compost pile in any season, but the best time to make compost mulch is in the fall when leaves are falling, gardens are wearing down, and nitrogen and carbon materials are available.