How to Plant your Thuja Green Giant

How to Plant your Thuja Green Giant

Planting Thuja trees can be a simple and rewarding task with the right instructions. Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Choose the right location: Thuja trees prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Avoid planting them in areas with standing water or heavy clay soil.

  2. Prepare the soil: Before planting, loosen the soil to a depth of about 12 inches and mix in compost or other organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.

  3. Dig a hole: Dig a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball of your Thuja tree. Make sure the sides of the hole are sloped so the roots can easily grow down and out.

  4. Place the tree in the hole: Carefully remove the tree from its container and place it in the hole, making sure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.

  5. Fill the hole: Backfill the hole with the soil you removed, gently tamping it down to eliminate air pockets.

  6. Water the tree: Water the tree thoroughly to settle the soil and encourage root growth. Keep the soil consistently moist for the first few weeks after planting.

  7. Mulch the soil: Spread a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the tree, keeping it a few inches away from the trunk. This will help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

  8. Provide support: If necessary, stake the tree to provide support until it establishes its root system and can stand on its own.

By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to growing a beautiful and healthy Thuja tree!

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