Helpful Gardening Tips
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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.