When it comes to transplanting plants, there are certain things you should be aware of. These include avoiding plastic pots and shielding plants from direct sunlight. You also must ensure that you fill the hole halfway with soil and then water it a few times. This will help prevent weeds from growing back. Also, sprinkle granular mycorrhizae on the root ball or along the inner walls of the planting hole.
Shielding plants from direct sunlight
When it comes to shielding plants from direct sunlight when transplanting, there are more than a few methods to choose from. The best way to do it is to map out the area you’re going to be planting and determine what types of plants will be able to thrive in the new location.
For new plants, consider using a shade cloth. This is a great way to protect them from the sun while at the same time allowing the air in the room to circulate.
Shade cloths come in all shapes and sizes. You can also use an old window screen to create a makeshift shade structure.
If you don’t have the money to shell out for a shade cloth, you can drape a bedsheet over your trellis. This can create an entire shady section of your garden.
Filling the hole halfway with soil and then watering again
One of the best ways to encourage plant growth is by backfilling the hole. This allows you to place your plant in an optimum location, avoid soil compaction and suffocation, and maintain a pleasant air temperature around your new transplant.
In addition, a well-designed garden should include a water catchment system. Rainwater is essential to your plant’s health and can be used for fertilizing. Another trick is installing a drip line, an irrigation line dispensing water as needed.
Among the many steps involved in planting a new tree is to fill the hole with the appropriate soil mixture. There are several options, but the least expensive and most effective would be a 50/50 mix of natural and chemically based soil.
Sprinkle granular mycorrhizae on the root ball or along the inner walls of the planting hole
Mycorrhizae are beneficial fungi that help plants absorb more nutrients and increase their resilience to disease. These fungi act as an extension of the root system. They can be added to the soil or the root ball before or after transplanting.
Mycorrhizae is a type of fungi that live in the soil as microscopic threads called hyphae. They must come in direct contact with the plant’s roots to survive. If they are not, the mycorrhizae will not have an opportunity to expand their colony and produce beneficial effects for the plant.
Adding mycorrhizae to the root ball of a newly transplanted plant can help lower transplant shock. It can also promote better absorption of existing nutrients in the soil.
Preventing weeds from coming back
When transplanting plants, it is essential to prevent weeds from taking hold. They can increase and are a nuisance. If you can get rid of them before they germinate, you can save a lot of time and effort.
To prevent weeds from germination, you need to cover the soil with a thin layer of mulch. This will keep weed seeds from sprouting and prevent moisture from getting into the ground. Then, you can use compost, hay, wood chips, straw, or other organic material.
Old newspapers can also be used as a barrier against weeds. Leaving a newspaper barrier in place will also help to add humus to the soil.
Another way to prevent weeds is to plant a cover crop in the fall or spring. Cover crops block light and provide additional weed prevention.