Stark® EZ Start® potted trees are a great choice for gardeners who want to enjoy a healthy tree with a strong root system. These exclusive EZ Start® pots feature a bottomless design that encourage tree roots to freely grow outside of the pot, so that they are naturally air-pruned. This forces more feeder roots to grow inside the pot, creating a strong, dense root system that naturally supports newly planted trees.
Here are the steps you should follow to plant your own Stark EZ Start potted tree:
Step 1: Choose the Right Spot
Before you plant your tree, you should pay close attention to where you’ll plant it. Look for a location with plenty of sunlight, as most trees need at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. You should also look for a spot with good soil drainage, and an area free of overhead or underground wires.
Step 2: Dig a Hole
Once you’ve found the perfect spot for your tree, you’ll need to dig a hole that’s twice as wide as the pot. Make sure the hole is deep enough that the top of the pot is level with the ground, and wide enough for the roots to easily establish in their new home.
Step 3: Remove the Tree from the Pot
Carefully remove the tree from the pot, being sure to keep the root ball intact. Gently squeeze on all sides of the pot and remove. Once free from the pot, gently score the 4 sides to loosen the roots.
Step 4: Plant the Tree
Place the tree in the center of the hole, making sure the tree’s soil level is even with the ground level. Then, backfill the soil around the root ball, making sure to tamp it down firmly as you go. You may need to add additional soil to fill in any gaps or depressions. Take a look at your tree from all sides to make sure it looks straight.
Step 5: Water the Tree
After you’ve planted the tree, water it thoroughly to help settle the soil around the roots. You should continue to water the tree regularly, especially during the first few weeks after planting, to help it establish itself in its new home.
By following these steps, you can easily plant your own Stark® EZ Start® potted tree and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, beautiful tree in your growing space.